Thomas Sowell

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 00:00

Random Thoughts

Random thoughts on the passing scene:

 

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 00:00

Predatory Journalism

Editorial demagoguery against "predatory" lending might well be called predatory journalism — taking advantage of other people's ignorance of economics to score ideological points.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014 16:45

Irresponsible 'Education'

Turning schools and colleges into indoctrination centers is a major and reckless disservice to them and to American society, which is vulnerable as all human societies have always been, especially those that are decent.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014 10:00

Late-Talking Children

Anyone who knows what anxiety, and sometimes anguish, parents go through when they have a child who is still not talking at age two, three or even four, can appreciate what a blessing it can be to have someone who can tell them what to do — and what not to do.

That someone is Professor Stephen Camarata, whose recently published book, Late-Talking Children, gives parents information and advice that they are not likely to find anywhere else.

Tuesday, 09 September 2014 00:00

Mob Rule Economics

There is nothing democratic about mobs in the streets demanding that employers pay a minimum wage of $15 an hour, or else that the government makes them do so by law.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014 08:00

Facts vs. Visions

The political left has been campaigning against the use of force since at least the 18th century. So it is not surprising that they are now arguing that heavily armed or aggressive police forces only inflame protesters and thus provoke violence.

Saturday, 23 August 2014 00:00

Ferguson: The Media and the Mob

If we can't be bothered to stop and think, instead of repeating pat phrases, don't expect to live under the rule of law. Do you prefer the rule of the media and/or the mob?

Tuesday, 12 August 2014 07:50

Attacking Achievement

Although there are plenty of genuine educational problems, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is on a crusade to solve an educational problem that doesn't exist — the use of tests to determine who gets admitted to the city's three most outstanding public high schools.

Tuesday, 05 August 2014 07:45

Is Thinking Obsolete?

Some have said that we are living in a post-industrial era, while others have said that we are living in a post-racial era. But growing evidence suggests that we are living in a post-thinking era.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014 12:00

Bordering on Madness

One of the things that make the history of clashes over race or ethnicity such a history of tragedies around the world is that many people see the ultimate stakes as their worth as human beings. On that, there is no room for compromise, but only polarization. That is why playing "the race card" is such an irresponsible and dangerous political game.

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