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New Tom Sowell Book

I got a new Tom Sowell book in the mail today, very exciting I know, so have a few quotes to enjoy.

“The people made worse off by slavery were those who were enslaved. Their descendants would have been worse off today if born in Africa instead of America. Put differently, the terrible fate of their ancestors benefited them.”

“The most basic question is not what is best, but who shall decide what is best.”

“The most fundamental fact about the ideas of the political left is that they do not work. Therefore we should not be surprised to find the left concentrated in institutions where ideas do not have to work in order to survive. ”

“Too much of what is called “education” is little more than an expensive isolation from reality.”

“Capitalism knows only one color: that color is green; all else is necessarily subservient to it, hence, race, gender and ethnicity cannot be considered within it.”

“If you are not prepared to use force to defend civilization, then be prepared to accept barbarism.”

“Freedom has cost too much blood and agony to be relinquished at the cheap price of rhetoric.”

“The first lesson of economics is scarcity: There is never enough of anything to satisfy all those who want it. The first lesson of politics is to disregard the first lesson of economics.”

And perhaps my favorite thing ever said by a human being:

“People who claim that sentencing a murderer to “life without the possibility of parole” protects society just as well as the death penalty ignore three things: (1) life without the possibility of parole does not mean life without the possibility of escape or (2) life without the possibility of killing while in prison or (3) life without the possibility of a liberal governor being elected and issuing a pardon.”

Sadly, it seems that even conservative governors are pardoning those who should be bargaining with the almighty, rather than bargaining with politicians.

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  1. 2012/01/12 at 01:27

    My head just exploded.

  2. 2012/01/12 at 01:34

    He’s black, so it’s cool.

  3. 2012/01/12 at 02:38

    1. This does not justify the fact that black people have it worse than white people in America.

    2. Needs context.

    3. Anti-intellectual tripe. (Was that word too fancy?)

    4. See number 3.

    5. It’s a nice thought, but people aren’t really blind to color. For more information, see all of history.

    6. I don’t believe FOX News has any current pundit openings, so I don’t see why he has bothered saying this. Maybe he’s just setting up the right track record for when Palin’s contract ends?

    7. Irony.

    8. Pedantic.

    9. MURDER IS WRONG! Unless we do it by committee.

  4. 2012/01/12 at 03:23

    Michael, he is black. Stop being a racist.

  5. 2012/01/12 at 06:49

    You can troll all you want, but that isn’t going to stop anyone from pointing out the general racism of Republicans.

  6. 2012/01/12 at 10:52

    Damn that racist Sowell. He’d have those black people back on the plantation if he ever came to power.

  7. 2012/01/12 at 13:40

    You ought to change your gravatar.

  8. 2012/01/12 at 15:26

    One cannot troll on their own blog methinks.

  9. 2012/01/12 at 22:53

    And I almost forgot, you’re a racist.

  10. 2012/01/13 at 14:43

    He’s an interesting guy aparently working for the government in the ’60 caused him to abandon his earlier Marxism.

    Maybe we need to have more Marxist’s work for the government?

  11. 2012/01/13 at 18:20

    That’s true, he did.

    He has researched so many interesting things it would be hard to pick one of them as my favorite. I guess if I had to it would be his argument explaining why blacks have lower IQ’s than whites, statistically. It turns out that the 15 point spread is not all that much different from the gaps between many of the “white races” when they are looked at not as a whole.

    He also pointed out that most of the ethnicity’s and races that have lower average IQ’s are descendents of people who come from sparsely populated areas. The various races that usually score higher came from areas where population densities were much higher. The obvious conclusion is that higher intelligence provides more benefits to individuals in large populations than it does in smaller ones. I assume other traits were more often selected in those smaller populations.

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