Why schools indoctrinate but banks don't

by Thomas Sowell -- Two unrelated news stories on the same day show the contrast between government decisions and private decisions. Under the headline "Foreclosed Homes Sell at Big Discounts," USA Today more…

Obama's seductive 'exploitation' theory

by Thomas Sowell -- One of the painfully revealing episodes in Barack Obama's book "Dreams From My Father" describes his early experience listening to a sermon by the Rev. Jeremiah Wright. Among more…

Myths about the 'poverty-stricken'

by Thomas Sowell -- Those who regard government "entitlement" programs as sacrosanct, and regard those who want to cut them back as calloused or cruel, picture a world very different from the more…

How taxing 'the rich' actually hurts us all

by Thomas Sowell -- We could definitely use another Abraham Lincoln to emancipate us all from being slaves to words. In the midst of a historic financial crisis of unprecedented government spending, more…

The 'education' mantra

by Thomas Sowell -- One of the sad and dangerous signs of our times is how many people are enthralled by words, without bothering to look at the realities behind those words. more…

Fed up with the Fed?

by Thomas Sowell -- When people in Washington start creating fancy new phrases, instead of using plain English, you know they are doing something they don't want us to understand. It was more…

Obama's Trump card

by Thomas Sowell -- The boomlet for Donald Trump as a Republican nominee for president of the United States ought to be a wake-up call for Republican candidates and Republican Party leaders more…

Bull about bullying

by Thomas Sowell -- There is a lot of talk from many people about bullying in school. The problem is that it is all talk. There is no sign that anybody is more…

My spending-cut plan

by Thomas Sowell -- Since everybody else seems to be coming up with plans on how to cope with the skyrocketing national debt, let me try my hand at it, too. The more…

When pols manipulate the data

by Thomas Sowell -- When someone gives you a check and the bank informs you that there are insufficient funds, who do you get mad at? In your own life, you get more…