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Thomas Sowell's top quotes. 'The least productive people are usually the ones who are most in favor of holding meetings.' 'The most basic question is not what is best, but who shall decide what is best.'


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


The most basic question is not what is best, but who shall decide what is best.


Stopping illegal immigration would mean that wages would have to rise to a level where Americans would want the jobs currently taken by illegal aliens.


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


If you have always believed that everyone should play by the same rules and be judged by the same standards, that would have gotten you labeled a radical 60 years ago, a liberal 30 years ago and a racist today.


Without a moral framework, there is nothing left but immediate self-indulgence by some and the path of least resistance by others. Neither can sustain a free society.


People who enjoy meetings should not be in charge of anything.


One of the common failings among honorable people is a failure to appreciate how thoroughly dishonorable some other people can be, and how dangerous it is to trust them.


In liberal logic, if life is unfair then the answer is to turn more tax money over to politicians, to spend in ways that will increase their chances of getting reelected.


The most fundamental fact about the ideas of the political left is that they do not work. Therefore we should not be surprised to find the left concentrated in institutions where ideas do not have to work in order to survive.


Much of the social history of the Western world, over the past three decades, has been a history of replacing what worked with what sounded good.


Immigration laws are the only laws that are discussed in terms of how to help people who break them.


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


The big divide in this country is not between Democrats and Republicans, or women and men, but between talkers and doers.


Liberals seem to assume that, if you don't believe in their particular political solutions, then you don't really care about the people that they claim to want to help.


The problem isn't that Johnny can't read. The problem isn't even that Johnny can't think. The problem is that Johnny doesn't know what thinking is; he confuses it with feeling.


All the political angst and moral melodrama about getting 'the rich' to pay 'their fair share' is part of a big charade. This is not about economics, it is about politics.


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


It is amazing that people who think we cannot afford to pay for doctors, hospitals, and medication somehow think that we can afford to pay for doctors, hospitals, medication and a government bureaucracy to administer it.


What is ominous is the ease with which some 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.



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