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Thomas Sowell Quotes & Sayings
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Last updated Apr 2021
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People used to say, Ignorance is no excuse. Today, ignorance is no problem. After all, you have a right to your own opinion -- and self-esteem to boot.
People who claim that sentencing a murderer to life without the possibility of parole protects society just as well as the death penalty ignore three things: (1) life without the possibility of parole does not mean life without the possibility of escape or (2) life without the possibility of killing while in prison or (3) life without the possibility of a liberal governor being elected and issuing a pardon.
If we spend our time with regrets over yesterday, and worries over what might happen tomorrow, we have no today in which to live.
People who have time on their hands will inevitably waste the time of people who have work to do
It is amazing how many of those who consider themselves thinking people respond automatically to words the way Pavlov's dog was conditioned to respond to certain sounds.
The problem isn't that Johnny can't read. The problem isn't even that Johnny can't think. The problem is that Johnny doesn't know what thinking is; he confuses it with feeling.
If you have been voting for politicians who promise to give you goodies at someone else's expense, then you have no right to complain when they take your money and give it to someone else, including themselves.
The assumption that spending more of the taxpayer's money will make things better has survived all kinds of evidence that it has made things worse. The black family- which survived slavery, discrimination, poverty, wars and depressions- began to come apart as the federal government moved in with its well-financed programs to help.
The most basic function of government is to provide a framework of law and order, within which the people are free to choose.
It is amazing that people who think we cannot afford to pay for doctors, hospitals, and medication somehow think that we can afford to pay for doctors, hospitals, medication and a government bureaucracy to administer it.
The government is neither a monolith nor simply the public interest personified.
You will never understand bureaucracies until you understand that for bureaucrats procedure is everything and outcomes are nothing.
The first lesson of economics is scarcity: There is never enough of anything to satisfy all those who want it. The first lesson of politics is to disregard the first lesson of economics.
Much of the social history of the Western world, over the past three decades, has been a history of replacing what worked with what sounded good.
Being Hurt By Someone You Love
Happy New Year
I Dont Give A Fuck
Mind Your Own Business
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