In defense of Rick Perry

by Thomas Sowell -- One of the problems in trying to select a leader for any large organization or institution is the tendency to start out looking for Superman, passing up many more…

The 'Ponzi' sound bite

by Thomas Sowell -- Many in the media and in politics have gone ballistic over the fact that Texas Gov. Rick Perry called Social Security "a Ponzi scheme." Although many act shocked, more…

Heads I win – tails you lose

by Thomas Sowell -- Those who are impressed by words seem to think that President Barack Obama made a great speech to Congress last week. But, when you look beyond the rhetoric, more…

The perils of philanthropy

by Thomas Sowell -- Ideological clashes over particular laws, policies and programs often go far deeper. Those with opposing views of what is desirable for the future also tend to differ equally more…

America's European economy

by Thomas Sowell -- Many in the media are saying how unusual it is for our economy to be so sluggish for so long, after we have officially emerged from a recession. more…

Social degeneration

by Thomas Sowell -- Someone at long last has had the courage to tell the plain, honest truth about race. After mobs of young blacks rampaged through Philadelphia committing violence – as more…

More like a Pyrrhic defeat

by Thomas Sowell -- In Don Marquis' classic satirical book, "Archy and Mehitabel," Mehitabel the alley cat asks plaintively, "What have I done to deserve all these kittens?" That seems to be more…

How gov't intervention harms blacks

by Thomas Sowell -- Many years ago, the Saturday Evening Post was one of the best-known magazines in America. But somehow I learned that the Saturday Evening Post was actually published on more…

Debt-ceiling chicken

by Thomas Sowell -- The big news, as far as the media are concerned, is the political game of debt-ceiling chicken that is being played by Democrats and Republicans in Washington. But, more…

Too much of a 'Good Thing' is bad

by Thomas Sowell -- Life has many good things. The problem is that most of these good things can be gotten only by sacrificing other good things. We all recognize this in more…