Dr. Thomas Sowell, an Economist and Stanford University Hoover Fellow, is credited with the follow observations.
1. “The next time some academic tells you how important diversity is, ask how many Republicans there are in their sociology department.”
2. “If you have always believed that everyone should play by the same rules and judged by the same standards that would have gotten you labeled as a radical 60 years ago, a liberal 30 years ago and a racist today.”
3. “If you have been voting for politicians who have been promising you goodies at someone else’s expense, then you have no right to complain when they take your money and give it to someone else, including themselves.”
4. “It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong.”
5. “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.”
6. Talkers are usually more articulate than doers. Since talk is their specialty.”
7. “The big divide in this country is not between Democrats and Republicans, or between women and men, but between talkers and doers.”
8. “Elections should be held on April 16 – the day after we pay our income taxes. That is one of the things that might discourage politicians from being big spenders.”
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Dr. Thomas Sowell was born June 30, 1930 in Gastonia, N.C.
Institutions: Stanford University, Hoover Institution (1980 – present), UCLA (1970-72, 1974-1980), Urban Institute (1972-1974).
Field: Economics, Welfare Economics, Education, Politics, History, Child Development