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Citations

  • "Il est difficile d'imaginer une façon plus stupide ou plus dangereuse de prendre des décisions qu'en laissant ces décisions entre les mains de gens qui ne paient jamais les conséquences de leurs erreurs." - Thomas Sowell
  • "Je n'ai pas compris pourquoi il était cupide de vouloir garder son argent, et généreux de vouloir prendre celui des autres." - Sowell
  • « La « justice sociale », c'est de la jalousie plus de la rhétorique » - T. Sowell
  • Malgré une littérature aussi abondante que fervente sur la "distribution des revenus", le fait est que la plupart des revenus ne sont pas distribués, mais gagnés. - Sowell
  • « Puisque nous vivons une époque où les gens se préoccupent d'"équité" et de "justice sociale", quelle est votre "part équitable" de ce pour quoi quelqu'un d'autre a travaillé ? » - Thomas Sowell
  • « Puisque nous vivons une époque d'"équité" et de "justice sociale", quelle est votre "juste part" du produit du travail d’autrui ? » - Sowell
  • Quelqu'un m'a demandé "Si nous sortions du système de la Réserve fédérale, avec quoi le remplaceriez-vous ?" et j'ai répondu "Quand vous sortez d'un cancer, avec quoi le remplacez-vous ?" - T. Sowell


Quotes

  • "A fool can put on his coat better than a wise man can put it on for him. Which undermines most of the agenda of the left" - Thomas Sowell
  • “A recent study in England found 352,000 households in which nobody had ever worked.” - Thomas Sowell
  • Helping those who have been struck by unforeseeable misfortunes is fundamentally different from making dependency a way of life - T. Sowell
  • "Hyperinflation can take virtually your entire life's savings, without the government having to bother raising the official tax rate at all." - Thomas Sowell
  • "In politics, few talents are as richly rewarded as the ability to convince parasites that they are victims." -T Sowell
  • "It is so easy to be wrong—and to persist in being wrong when the costs of being wrong are paid by others." - T Sowell
  • Like so many people, in so many countries, who started out to "spread the wealth," Barack Obama has ended up spreading poverty - Thomas Sowell
  • "Most people who read "The Communist Manifesto" have no idea it was written by a couple of young men who had never worked" - Thomas Sowell
  • "Much of the history of the Western world over the past decades has involved replacing what worked with what sounded good" - T Sowell
  • "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 number one and number two. Whatever is number three is far behind." — Thomas Sowell
  • "Getting elected and re-elected are n°1 and n°2 of politicians problems. Whatever is number three is far behind." — Thomas Sowell
  • "One of Obama's great gifts is the ability to say things that are absolutely absurd and make them sound not only plausible, but inspiring."
  • "One of the sad signs of our times is that we demonize those who produce and subsidize those who refuse to produce" - Thomas Sowell
  • The strongest argument for socialism is that it sounds good. The strongest argument against; it doesn't work. ~ Thomas Sowell
  • "The welfare state is not really about the welfare of the masses. It is about the egos of the elites." - T. Sowell
  • “Unfortunately, the real minimum wage is always zero, regardless of the laws, and that is the wage that many workers receive in the wake of the creation or escalation of a government-mandated minimum wage, because they lose their jobs or fail to find jobs when they enter the labor force. Making it illegal to pay less than a given amount does not make a worker’s productivity worth that amount—and, if it is not, that worker is unlikely to be employed.” - Thomas Sowell, Basic Economics: A Citizen's Guide to the Economy
  • "What is history but the story of how politicians have squandered the blood and treasure of the human race?" - T Sowell
  • "What is more frightening than any particular policy or ideology is the widespread habit of disregarding facts." - Thomas Sowell
  • You will never understand bureaucracies until you understand that for bureaucrats procedure is everything and outcomes are nothing - Sowell


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