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quote by Thomas Sowell: Bailing out people who made ill-advised mortgages makes no more sense that bailing out people who lost their life savings in Las Vegas casinos. with background image: green artificial palm tree on seashore
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Bailing out people who made ill-advised mortgages makes no more sense that bailing out people who lost their life savings in Las Vegas casinos.

--Thomas Sowell


quote by Thomas Sowell: The New York times' long-standing motto, 'All the News That's Fit to Print,' should be changed to reflect today's reality: 'Manufacturing News to Fit an Ideology.' with background image: photo of author Thomas Sowell with quote

The New York times' long-standing motto, 'All the News That's Fit to Print,' should be changed to reflect today's reality: 'Manufacturing News to Fit an Ideology.'

--Thomas Sowell

quote by Thomas Sowell: It is a way to take people's wealth from them without having to openly raise taxes. Inflation is the most universal tax of all. with background image: silhouette photo of mountain during night time
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It is a way to take people's wealth from them without having to openly raise taxes. Inflation is the most universal tax of all.

--Thomas Sowell



quote by Thomas Sowell: Unbounded morality ultimately becomes counterproductive even in terms of the same moral principles being sought. The law of diminishing returns applies to morality. with background image: photo of author Thomas Sowell with quote

Unbounded morality ultimately becomes counterproductive even in terms of the same moral principles being sought. The law of diminishing returns applies to morality.

--Thomas Sowell
quote by Thomas Sowell: In politics, the truth is strictly optional and that also seems to be true in parts of the media. with background image: sunset
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In politics, the truth is strictly optional and that also seems to be true in parts of the media.

--Thomas Sowell
quote by Thomas Sowell: Reality is not optional. with background image: gray road beside a trees
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Reality is not optional.

--Thomas Sowell








quote by Thomas Sowell: To believe in personal responsibility would be to destroy the whole special role of the anointed, whose vision casts them in the role of rescuers of people treated unfairly by society. with background image: photo of author Thomas Sowell with quote

To believe in personal responsibility would be to destroy the whole special role of the anointed, whose vision casts them in the role of rescuers of people treated unfairly by society.

--Thomas Sowell
quote by Thomas Sowell: The great escape of our times is escape from personal responsibility for the consequences of one's own behavior. with background image: silhouette of trees during nighttime
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The great escape of our times is escape from personal responsibility for the consequences of one's own behavior.

--Thomas Sowell

quote by Thomas Sowell: An e-mail from a reader says that liberals like to take the moral high ground, even though their own moral relativism means that there is no moral high ground. with background image: cute spaniel dog on beach wallpaper
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An e-mail from a reader says that liberals like to take the moral high ground, even though their own moral relativism means that there is no moral high ground.

--Thomas Sowell

quote by Thomas Sowell: You need only visit campuses where whole departments feature soft courses preaching a sense of victimhood and resentment, and see the consequences in racial and ethnic polarization on campus. with background image: photo of author Thomas Sowell with quote

You need only visit campuses where whole departments feature soft courses preaching a sense of victimhood and resentment, and see the consequences in racial and ethnic polarization on campus.

--Thomas Sowell


quote by Thomas Sowell: The curse of the intelligentsia is their ability to rationalize and re-define. Ordinary people, lacking that gift, are forced to face reality. with background image: silhouette of person spreading hands
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The curse of the intelligentsia is their ability to rationalize and re-define. Ordinary people, lacking that gift, are forced to face reality.

--Thomas Sowell
quote by Thomas Sowell: As history has also shown, especially in the twentieth century, one of the first things an ideologue will do after achieving absolute power is kill. with background image: red flower in white background
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As history has also shown, especially in the twentieth century, one of the first things an ideologue will do after achieving absolute power is kill.

--Thomas Sowell


quote by Thomas Sowell: Lunches don't get free just because you don't see the prices on the menu. And economists don't get popular by reminding people of that. with background image: squirrel on tree trunk
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Lunches don't get free just because you don't see the prices on the menu. And economists don't get popular by reminding people of that.

--Thomas Sowell




quote by Thomas Sowell: We know -- or should know -- what lies at the end of the road of racial polarization. A 'race card' is not something to play, because race is a very dangerous political plaything. with background image: photo of author Thomas Sowell with quote

We know -- or should know -- what lies at the end of the road of racial polarization. A 'race card' is not something to play, because race is a very dangerous political plaything.

--Thomas Sowell



quote by Thomas Sowell: It is scary how easily so many people can be brainwashed by sheer repetition of a word. with background image: person typing on Apple Cordless Keyboard
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It is scary how easily so many people can be brainwashed by sheer repetition of a word.

--Thomas Sowell




quote by Thomas Sowell: Some people say that taxes are the price we pay for civilization. But the runaway taxes of our time are the price we pay for being gullible. with background image: red rose in black background
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Some people say that taxes are the price we pay for civilization. But the runaway taxes of our time are the price we pay for being gullible.

--Thomas Sowell

quote by Thomas Sowell: In politics, throwing the taxpayers' money at disasters is supposed to show your compassion. But robbing Peter to pay Paul is not compassion. It is politics. with background image: red and white led lighted heart decor
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In politics, throwing the taxpayers' money at disasters is supposed to show your compassion. But robbing Peter to pay Paul is not compassion. It is politics.

--Thomas Sowell

quote by Thomas Sowell: What then is the intellectual advantage of civilization over primitive savagery? It is not necessarily that each civilized man has more knowledge but that he requires far less. with background image: photo of author Thomas Sowell with quote

What then is the intellectual advantage of civilization over primitive savagery? It is not necessarily that each civilized man has more knowledge but that he requires far less.

--Thomas Sowell



quote by Thomas Sowell: Much of the self-righteous nonsense that abounds on so many subjects cannot stand up to three questions: (1) Compared to what? (2) At what cost? and (3) What are the hard facts?. with background image: photo of author Thomas Sowell with quote

Much of the self-righteous nonsense that abounds on so many subjects cannot stand up to three questions: (1) Compared to what? (2) At what cost? and (3) What are the hard facts?.

--Thomas Sowell

quote by Thomas Sowell: All things are the same except for the differences, and different except for the similarities. with background image: man playing soccer during daytime
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All things are the same except for the differences, and different except for the similarities.

--Thomas Sowell








quote by Thomas Sowell: It is far easier to concentrate power than to concentrate knowledge. That is why so much social engineering backfires and why so many despots have led their countries into disasters. with background image: photo of author Thomas Sowell with quote

It is far easier to concentrate power than to concentrate knowledge. That is why so much social engineering backfires and why so many despots have led their countries into disasters.

--Thomas Sowell






quote by Thomas Sowell: Our economic problems worry me much less than our political solutions, which have a far worse track record. with background image: couple portrait wallpaper
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Our economic problems worry me much less than our political solutions, which have a far worse track record.

--Thomas Sowell

quote by Thomas Sowell: Subsidies are a shell game, not a net addition to national wealth. with background image: person submerged on body of water holding sparkler
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Subsidies are a shell game, not a net addition to national wealth.

--Thomas Sowell

quote by Thomas Sowell: Trade-offs have been with us ever since the late unpleasantness in the Garden of Eden. with background image: silver bell alarm clock
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Trade-offs have been with us ever since the late unpleasantness in the Garden of Eden.

--Thomas Sowell
quote by Thomas Sowell: Rhetoric is no substitute for reality. with background image: close-up photo of pink flower
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Rhetoric is no substitute for reality.

--Thomas Sowell
quote by Thomas Sowell: The talkers and writers resent being left on the sidelines by the doers. with background image: photo of gray elephant on grass
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The talkers and writers resent being left on the sidelines by the doers.

--Thomas Sowell


quote by Thomas Sowell: Capitalism is not an 'ism.' It is closer to being the opposite of an 'ism,' because it is simply the freedom of ordinary people to make whatever economic transactions they can mutually agree to. with background image: photo of author Thomas Sowell with quote

Capitalism is not an 'ism.' It is closer to being the opposite of an 'ism,' because it is simply the freedom of ordinary people to make whatever economic transactions they can mutually agree to.

--Thomas Sowell
quote by Thomas Sowell: You may scoff at the Tooth Fairy if you like. But the Tooth Fairy's approach has gotten more politicians elected than any economist's analysis. with background image: black puppy looking at cupcakes
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You may scoff at the Tooth Fairy if you like. But the Tooth Fairy's approach has gotten more politicians elected than any economist's analysis.

--Thomas Sowell
quote by Thomas Sowell: The real goal should be reduced government spending, rather than balanced budgets achieved by ever rising tax rates to cover ever rising spending. with background image: tan wallpaper
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The real goal should be reduced government spending, rather than balanced budgets achieved by ever rising tax rates to cover ever rising spending.

--Thomas Sowell
quote by Thomas Sowell: Those parts of history that would undermine the vision of the Left -- which prevails in our education system from elementary school to postgraduate study -- are not likely to get much attention. with background image: photo of author Thomas Sowell with quote

Those parts of history that would undermine the vision of the Left -- which prevails in our education system from elementary school to postgraduate study -- are not likely to get much attention.

--Thomas Sowell



quote by Thomas Sowell: People have a vested interest in promoting one set of polices rather than finding out what the truth is. with background image: blue flowers in tilt shift lens
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People have a vested interest in promoting one set of polices rather than finding out what the truth is.

--Thomas Sowell

quote by Thomas Sowell: There are no dead-end jobs. There are no dead-end jobs. There are only dead-end people. Our current social philosophy, and the welfare state apparatus based on it, are creating more dead-end people. with background image: photo of author Thomas Sowell with quote

There are no dead-end jobs. There are no dead-end jobs. There are only dead-end people. Our current social philosophy, and the welfare state apparatus based on it, are creating more dead-end people.

--Thomas Sowell




quote by Thomas Sowell: Compassion is good but politicians have turned compassion into the welfare state. with background image: three pink tulip flowers
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Compassion is good but politicians have turned compassion into the welfare state.

--Thomas Sowell
quote by Thomas Sowell: The welfare state is the oldest con game in the world. First you take people's money away quietly, and then you give some of it back to them flamboyantly. with background image: solid background
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The welfare state is the oldest con game in the world. First you take people's money away quietly, and then you give some of it back to them flamboyantly.

--Thomas Sowell
quote by Thomas Sowell: The welfare state shields people from the consequences of their own mistakes, allowing irresponsibility to continue and to flourish among ever wider circles of people. with background image: photo of author Thomas Sowell with quote

The welfare state shields people from the consequences of their own mistakes, allowing irresponsibility to continue and to flourish among ever wider circles of people.

--Thomas Sowell
quote by Thomas Sowell: The welfare state has always been judged by its good intentions, rather than its bad results. with background image: assorted-color kittens
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The welfare state has always been judged by its good intentions, rather than its bad results.

--Thomas Sowell

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