Saturday, August 15, 2015

Thomas Sowell Quotes

While reading an article on the EPA mine disaster here in Colorado, I was struck by the following quote from Thomas Sowell:
  • It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong. (think EPA, IRS, etc)
Here are some of his other quotes regarding government and politics that you may enjoy:
  • It is amazing that people who think we cannot afford to pay for doctors, hospitals, and medication somehow think that we can afford to pay for doctors, hospitals, medication and a government bureaucracy to administer it.
  • Much of the social history of the Western world over the past three decades has involved replacing what worked with what sounded good.
  • Socialism in general has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore or evade it.
  • In liberal logic, if life is unfair, then the answer is to turn more tax money over to politicians to spend in ways that will increase their chances of getting reelected.
  • The old adage about giving a man a fish versus teaching him how to fish has been updated by a reader: Give a man a fish and he will ask for tartar sauce and French fries! Moreover, some politician, who wants his vote, will declare all these things to be among his 'basic rights'.
And my personal favorite:
  • People who enjoy meetings should not be in charge of anything.

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