"Socialism in general has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore or evade it."
Thomas Sowell
(1930- ) Writer and economist
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Socialism's blatant failures are also ignored or evaded by freeloaders, power mongers perceiving they've risen to an upper caste, and all other deceived patrons of the morally bankrupt theocracy.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
     -- Jim K., Phoenix, AZ      
    As a young man Sowell recognized that the people proposing socialism were not helping those in need but using them to advance their own political power. I always look forward to reading Sowell's work
     -- J. Allen, Arlington, Va     
    Sowell is an honorable, intelligent and moral man. The progressives must despise him for having those characteristics. Socialism is a disease.
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
    Some writers and economist shouldn't be either.
     -- gtheo, portage,michigan     
    Gee, Theo, have you even read Sowell? Me thinks not...or you may be able to think a little more clearly.
     -- Abigail, Newport     
    GREAT quote! I've not read his others, but love this one. I am a Progressive-Constitutionalist.......meaning, I want us to follow the letter and intention of the Constitution, while being Progressive in thought and in action moving into the future (which of course we do NOT do, as special interests have this show wrapped up, and "progressive ideas" are squashed like a bug at a picnic). By "Progressive" I do NOT mean for the neo-Conservatives or the Liberal-Progressives to spend spend spend and all in the name of "saving me" from, well, quite frankly, THEM! But then again, this move toward Socialism, which has been in full swing for about 100 years, through both the dems and the repubs, is an agenda, meant to destroy the American people, targeting the middle class specifically :) .........but not for long~ cheers!
     -- Krista, Palm Springs     
    Mr. Sowell is an intelligent, freedom loving, Conservative American. This must make the Liberals afraid, for the Leftards call him an 'Uncle Tom'. gtheo, I'm surprised you could take time from suckling the Guvmint teat to post...
     -- Rusty, Where the buffalo roam, USA     
    Dr. Sowell is one of the few clear thinkers left in this country today. He is a syndicated columnist among his other accomplishments. He is a conservative and he is black and that drives the socialist/commies in this country up the wall. I challenge any of the socialist pinheads that post here to give an example of where they think socialism works. If they bring up Switzerland or Sweden, they would be mistaken because, like America is not a pure capitalist country, they aren't pure socialists. In fact, every socialist program we have in this country is ready to go broke because they don't create wealth, they ony drain it.
     -- GunnyCee, Durham     
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