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Sowell: Mob rule economics

By Thomas Sowell While we talk about democracy and equal rights, we seem increasingly to let both private and government decisions be determined by mob rule. There is nothing democratic about mob rule. It means that some people’s votes are to be overruled by other people’s disruptions, harassments and threats. The latest examples are the […]

Sowell: Late-talking children

By Thomas Sowell Anyone who knows what anxiety, and sometimes anguish, parents go through when they have a child who is still not talking at age 2, 3 or even 4, can appreciate what a blessing it can be to have someone who can tell them what to do – and what not to do. […]

Sowell: Cheap politicians

By Thomas Sowell The recent bribery convictions of former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell and his wife are only the latest in a seemingly never-ending series of convictions of government officials. A little item on the Internet featured government officials in prison, either currently or in recent times. Among them were a mayor of New Orleans, […]

Sowell: Success or failure?

By Thomas Sowell | Those people who say that President Obama has no clear vision and no clear strategy for dealing with the ISIS terrorists in the Middle East may be mistaken. It seems to me that he has a very clear and very consistent strategy. And a vision behind that strategy. First, the strategy […]

Sowell: Irresponsible choices

By Thomas Sowell | The latest Gallup poll indicates that 14 percent of the people “moderately disapprove” of Barack Obama’s performance as president and 39 percent “strongly disapprove.” Since Obama won two presidential elections, chances are that some of those who now “strongly disapprove” of what he has done voted to put him in office. […]

Sowell: Facts vs. visions

By Thomas Sowell 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. Statisticians have long warned that correlation is not causation, but they […]

Sowell: The media and the mob

By Thomas Sowell Those of us who admit that we were not there, and do not know what happened when Michael Brown was shot by a policeman in Ferguson, Missouri, seem to be in the minority. We all know what has happened since then — and it has been a complete disgrace by politicians, the […]

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