Thomas Sowell retires t the age of 86, enjoy sir. You will be missed.
“Only in government is any benefit, however small, considered to be worth any cost, however large.”
“The history of the 20th century is full of examples of countries that set out to redistribute wealth and ended up redistributing poverty.”
“[N]othing is easier than disarming peaceful people — thereby leaving them more vulnerable to people who are not peaceful, who can simply ignore the restrictions that others obey.”
“I have never understood why it is ‘greed’ to want to keep the money you have earned but not greed to want to take somebody else’s money.”
“When you want to help people, you tell them the truth. When you want to help yourself, you tell them what they want to hear.”
“People who pride themselves on their ‘complexity’ and deride others for being ‘simplistic’ should realize that the truth is often not very complicated. What gets complex is evading the truth.”
“Despite a voluminous and often fervent literature on ‘income distribution,’ the cold fact is that most income is not distributed: It is earned.”
“Intellect is not wisdom.”
“Socialism in general has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore or evade it.”
“The most basic question is not what is best, but who shall decide what is best.”
I wonder of our College students have ever heard of him, or that he is an African- American.