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A thread on why you should read @ThomasSowell. Especially useful in context of what’s happening in India now. All words are those of the man himself. Depending on your ideology, they will resonate with some of you and will make others angry...
What do you call it when someone steals someone else's money secretly? Theft. What do you call it when someone takes someone else's money openly by force? Robbery.
What do you call it when a politician takes someone else's money in taxes and gives it to someone who is more likely to vote for him? “Social Justice.”
Those who are always accusing people in the private sector of ‘greed’ almost never accuse government of greed, no matter what it does.
The strongest argument for socialism is that it sounds good. The strongest argument against socialism is that it doesn't work. But those who live by words will always have a soft spot in their hearts for socialism because it sounds so good.
The welfare state is the greatest confidence racket of all time. The government takes your money in taxes and then turns around and spends some of it to give you things. For this, you feel dependent on them, when in fact they are dependent on you.
One of the most dangerous trends of our times is that increasing numbers of people have a vested interest in the helplessness of other people.
However emotionally similar envy and resentment may seem, their consequences are often very different. Envy may spur some people to efforts to lift themselves up, while resentment is more likely to spur efforts to tear others down.
When people are presented with the alternatives of hating themselves for their failures or hating others for their success, they seldom choose to hate themselves.
No one will really understand politics until they understand that politicians are not trying to solve our problems. They are trying to solve their own problems -- of which getting elected and re-elected are No. 1 and No. 2. Whatever is No. 3 is far behind.
Thank you to Thomas Sowell’s fan handle @ThomasSowell for publishing some of his deeply indightful and thought-provoking words...
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