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Thomas Sowell Explains The Economics Of Discrimination

The revered economist's latest book, 'Discrimination and Disparities,' takes a look at the high cost of misguided policies aimed at achieving social justice.

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By David Weinberger



What goes around, comes around.
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Re:A refreshing mind at work......Thomas Sowell

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"Society in every state is a blessing, but government even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one; for when we suffer, or are exposed to the same miseries BY A GOVERNMENT, which we might expect in a country WITHOUT GOVERNMENT, our calamity is heightened by reflecting that we furnish the means by which we suffer."

Thomas Paine - Common Sense (1776)


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Re:A refreshing mind at work......Thomas Sowell

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Yes, we frequently are the makers of our own misery.....it’s upsetting.
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Re:A refreshing mind at work......Thomas Sowell

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Far more than upsetting.


And far greater minds than ours have attempted to solve the problem, none have succeeded... that I'm aware of.

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Re:A refreshing mind at work......Thomas Sowell

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Be aware that our nation had great minds at its founding. Challenged us to keep it. The numbers of people and the misinformation, disinformation, and no information work tirelessly at a cacophony difficult for any mind to sort, and then we’re told everything we learned in school about our history is wrong. That all comes down to why bother? Sowell is a tall glass of clear thinking in the midst of all the heated arguments that seem to preoccupy us, media stirred.
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Re:A refreshing mind at work......Thomas Sowell

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That's why I like Economics.  It offers a surer route to truth than the fabrications and self delustions of victors who wrote the history books.


My first personal experience with seeing the US federal government lie, flat out lie, was in the person of ronald reagan who got on national TV and lied flat out about nicaragua buying french fighter/bombers and threatening the southern border states.


How did I know he was lying?  Because not more than a few days prior I had read in an aerospace industry magazing that nicaragua had, indeed, purchased aircraft from france... they were helicopters.


It wasn't more than a few years later that his whole iran/contra debacle blew up in his face and a whole lot more lies exposed related to that.


Economics... it's not really political.  And it offers a window into what people actually do rather than what they say.



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