Saturday, November 30, 2013

Random Sowell

OLS hero and National Treasure Thomas Sowell had an excellent article a couple of days ago entitled "Random Thoughts".  And as it sounds, it's a collection of pithy, insightful observations by Sowell on a myriad of topics.  As always with Sowell, it's worth your time.  Here are two examples of why you should click here and read the article:
Don't you love it when a politicians says, "I take full responsibility"? Translated into plain English, that says, "Now that I have admitted it, there is nothing more for me to do (such as resign) and nothing for anyone else to do (such as fire me)." Saying "I take full responsibility" is like a get-out-of-jail-free card in the Monopoly game.
Those who want to "spread the wealth" almost invariably seek to concentrate the power. It happens too often, and in too many different countries around the world, to be a coincidence. Which is more dangerous, inequalities of wealth or concentrations of power?
As to the rhetorical question above, the answer is by far, concentration of power.