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…

Blacks are voting with their feet

by Thomas Sowell -- The latest published data from the 2010 census show how people are moving from place to place within the United States. In general, people are voting with their more…

Mao, Reagan and Lou Gehrig

by Thomas Sowell -- Random thoughts on the passing scene: They say that records are made to be broken. President George W. Bush set a record by adding $3.2 trillion to the more…

The 'redevelopment' hoax

by Thomas Sowell -- Why are so many people who are opposed to development nevertheless in favor of "redevelopment"? The short answer is that development involves decisions made in the market by more…

Hey, unions: There's no free lunch

by Thomas Sowell -- The biggest myth about labor unions is that unions are for the workers. Unions are for unions, just as corporations are for corporations and politicians are for politicians. more…