Archive for July 10th, 2012

Thomas Sowell (born June 30, 1930) is an American economist, political philosopher, and author of more than 30 books. A National Humanities Medal winner, he advocates laissez-faire economics and writes from a conservative and libertarian perspective. He is currently the Rose and Milton Friedman Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University.

Although it is already seven years old, the following Fox News Special on Sowell is still worth watching:

Prices are symptons, much like fever. But you don’t help patients with fever by putting them into cold water. Many people think that you can control the prices but all it is going to do is cut off the supply.

Democrats are the only reason to vote for Republicans.

People think that they are doing black kids a favor when they pass them along without holding them to the same standards. But that kid is going to pay the rest of his life for your apparent generosity.

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