More quotes from Sowell

“Rhetoric is no substitute for reality.”

“A moral monopoly is the antithesis of a marketplace of ideas.”

“There are no solutions. There are only trade-offs.”

“It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance.”

“The least productive people are usually the ones most in favor of holding meetings.”

“If you have been voting for politicians who promise to give you goodies at some else’s expense, then you have no right to complain when they take your money and give it to someone else, including themselves..”

“The fact that so many successful politicians are such shameless liars is not only a reflection on them, it is also a reflection on us. When people want the impossible, only liars can satisfy..”

“The more people who are dependent on government handouts, the more votes the left can depend on for an ever-expanding welfare state.”

“What is ominous is the ease with which people go from saying that they don’t like something to saying that the government should forbid it. When you go down that road, don’t expect freedom to survive very long.”

“Sometimes it seems as if there are more solutions than problems. On closer scrutiny, it turns out that many of today’s problems are a result of yesterday’s solutions.”

“Wishful thinking is not idealisim.  It is self-indulgence at best and self-exaltation at worst.  In either case, it is usually at the expense fo others.  In other words, it is the opposite of idealism.”

“The fact that the market is not doing what we wish it would do is no reason to automatically assume that the government would do better.”

“Perhaps the most widely condemned racism in the second half of the 20th century was that in South Africa under apartheid, when an openly racist government proclaimed white supremacy, and denied blacks basic human rights. Yet, even under such a regime, there were particular occupations in which black workers outnumbered white workers — even though it was illegal to hire any blacks at all in those particular occupations. Economics carried weight, even in South Africa under apartheid.”

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Another chapter in the African Bank saga: The facts

Another chapter in the African Bank saga: The Directors

Another chapter in the African Bank saga: The Auditor