Economist Thomas Sowell once again treats us to his wonderfully unique, recurring theme in his articles, that of 'Random Thoughts on the Passing Scene'. I will cull just a few of what I found to be the more unique gems from his quotations and you can read the full text of his comments by clicking here....
- I would vote against anyone who plays the race card. Race and politics have been an explosive mixture in countries around the world.
- If polygamists were not allowed to redefine marriage to suit themselves, why should homosexuals be allowed to?
- This is truly the "me" generation, when someone will release secret information that includes who has been helping us in the fight against terrorism-- information that can get girls' faces mutilated and their parents beheaded by our Islamic terrorist enemies.
- Politicians often act as if you can create costs without creating consequences. Force insurance companies to cover more things and then act surprised when the premiums go up. Mandate more benefits for employers to provide for their employees and then act surprised when they don't hire as many workers. It is great political theater but lousy economic policy.
- The title of the article on the cover of the September 13th issue of Time magazine-- "Why Israel Doesn't Care About Peace"-- speaks volumes about our times and about us. Future historians looking back at the history of this era may well be baffled as to why both our media and the administration in Washington embraced our enemies and repudiated our friends.
All of that and a free offer today from Sowell. Quote, "Who led the major leagues in extra-base hits the year that Babe Ruth set his record of 60 home runs? The first ten readers who e-mail the correct answer (email@example.com) will receive a copy of my book "Intellectuals and Society." Good Luck!