Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Dismantling American Freedom and Democracy: Thomas Sowell

Just one year ago, would you have believed that an unelected government official, not even a cabinet member confirmed by the Senate but simply one of the many “czars” appointed by the president, could arbitrarily cut the pay of executives in private businesses by 50 percent or 90 percent?...Did you think that another “czar” would be talking about restricting talk radio? That there would be plans afloat to subsidize newspapers — that is, to create a situation where some newspapers’ survival would depend on the government’s liking what they publish?...Did you imagine that anyone would even be talking about having a panel of so-called “experts” deciding who could and could not get life-saving medical treatments?...Dismantling America, Thomas Sowell, National Review, 10/27/2009

Thomas Sowell, like Clarence Thomas, has a problem. He's not a liberal. He defies expectations. He's independent. And he writes like an angel. You should read his books and columns. On economics, politics, and the national life, there are few as good as Sowell. This is only a small sample. Enjoy


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