Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Thomas Sowell's random thoughts

I've never read anything by Thomas Sowell that I didn't like and learn from. This morning Dr. Sowell has an article entitled "Random Thoughts" that reads something like modern day Proverbs. A couple of my favorite were:
If increased government spending with borrowed or newly created money is a "stimulus," then the Weimar Republic should have been stimulated to unprecedented prosperity, instead of runaway inflation and widespread economic desperation that ultimately brought Adolf Hitler to power.

Much discussion of the interrogation of captured terrorists ignores the inescapable reality of trade-offs. The real question is: How many American lives are you prepared to sacrifice, in order to spare a terrorist from experiencing distress?
Read the whole article on Townhall.

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