Letter to the Editor: Quotes of note

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.”

More quotes from Dr. Thomas Sowell can be found in Brainy Quote.

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

Wayne Waldack

Marco Island

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ajm3s writes:

Dr. Thomas Sowell is in the same class as Milt Friedman. I particularly like these two gems you cited:

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.”

I wonder if that includes those of us who comment, as well. Geez, I always thought I was a doer.

Well I kinda think I am still sort of a doer though definitely more of a talker; however I did vote for representatives that were elected to act on my behalf.

Interestingly, I may be out of touch with my representatives given my latest remarks regarding unanimous decision by council to purchase a $400K water rescue boat.

But then again, this is just talk!

LOL

Sparky100 writes:

Another one "Guns don't kill people" Drug cartels armed by our government kill people or "I was against gun control" until after the election.

JohninMarco writes:

First Wayne, who wrote this for you? You sat as a councilman for 4 years and never had a clue. Remember unfunded pensions. That was explained to you and Gibson at least 3 times by city staff. Thank goodness the council meeting are on TV. The whole city got to see YOU in action. Or lack of!

1Paradiselost writes:

in response to JohninMarco:

First Wayne, who wrote this for you? You sat as a councilman for 4 years and never had a clue. Remember unfunded pensions. That was explained to you and Gibson at least 3 times by city staff. Thank goodness the council meeting are on TV. The whole city got to see YOU in action. Or lack of!

Wayne is just trying to remain relevant after his crushing election defeat.

Wayne... Thank you for your service to the city.

No need to plagiarize other peoples work as you have done in the past.

Correct me if i'm wrong, but this is the third "Letter to The Editor" since your Defeat?

You said practically nothing during meetings while serving our city.

Question, Why are we hearing so much from you now?

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