Archive for June 29th, 2013

Words are probably the most important tools that politicians can use. Indeed, rhetoric is far more important in becoming a ‘successful’ politician than actual knowledge. More than a year ago, I found this wonderful sentence that ‘style often outweighs substance’ in political debates. It is basically a summary of decades of failed political crusades.

Thomas Sowell has followed and commentated on these crusades. He describes the sharp difference between words and realities in one of his articles on blacks and the housing market:

Misleading Words

It was one of the most valuable lessons, that words do not necessarily reflect reality.

Now the statistics tell us, belatedly, that blacks lost out, big time, from this “favor” done for them by politicians.

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