Wisdom of Thomas Sowell

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    No society ever thrived because it had a large and growing class of parasites living off those who produce.

    The next time some academics tell you how important diversity is, ask them how many conservatives there are in their sociology department.

    The welfare state is the oldest con game in the world. First, you take people's money away quietly and then you give some of it back to them flamboyantly.

    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.

    One of the consequences of such notions as " entitlements" is that people who have contributed nothing to society, feel that society owes them something, apparently, just for being nice enough to grace us with their presence.

    I have never understood why it is "greed" to want to keep the money you've earned, but not greed to want to take somebody else's money.


    And my favourite:
    Much of the social history of the Western world over the past three decades, has been a history of replacing what worked, with something that sounded good.

 
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