Charter schools take power from politicians and bureaucrats, letting parents decide where their children will go to school. That is obviously offensive to those on the left, who think that our betters should be making our decisions for us.
Author Archive | Thomas Sowell
As long as millions of Americans vote on the basis of who gives them free stuff, look for their freedom — and all our freedom — to be eroded away, bit by bit.
Envy, resentment and hopelessness that progressives preach, and the welfare state they promote, are among the factors keeping people down.
Reducing investors’ incentives to take risks is reducing the jobs their investments are likely to create.
One of the biggest, and one of the oldest, taxes is inflation. Governments have stolen their people’s resources this way, not just for centuries, but for thousands of years.
We insisted on trying to create a “democracy” in the Middle East — a place with a history going back thousands of years, without a single democracy.
Random thoughts on the passing scene…
As someone who used to read translations of official Communist newspapers in the days of the Soviet Union, I know that those papers’ attempts to degrade the United States did not sink quite as low as Howard Zinn’s book.
Intellectuals’ obsession with income statistics — calling envy “social justice” — ignores vast differences in productivity that are far more fundamental to everyone’s well-being.
Many leading thinkers on the left had only contempt for “the people.”
While the fact-free liberals celebrate the “war on poverty” and other bright ideas of the 1960s, we are trying to cope with yet another “reform” that has made matters worse, ObamaCare.
Minimum wage laws create unemployment, especially among the younger, less experienced and less skilled workers.
Facts are not liberals’ strong suit. Rhetoric is.
Tthe implied threat of federal lawsuits based on racial body count among students who have been disciplined means that hoodlums in the classroom seem to have a friend in Washington.
If anything good comes out of this shabby episode of political vindictiveness by Governor Christie’s staffers, it showed what a skewed sense of perspective most of the media have on what kinds of issues (Traffic Jams or IRS Targeting, and Benghazi) are important.
It is not just in politics that the non-existent “trickle-down” theory is found.
ObamaCare looms large and menacing on our horizon.
What is really corrupting is camouflaging an editorial as a “news” story.
The black family survived centuries of slavery and generations of Jim Crow, but it has disintegrated in the wake of the liberals’ expansion of the welfare state.
What low-income whites in England and ghetto blacks in the United States have in common is a generations-long indoctrination in victimhood.