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…

Instant democracy doesn't work

by Thomas Sowell -- Those who see hope in the Middle East uprisings seem to assume that they will lead in the direction of freedom or democracy. There is already talk about more…

High-speed rail … to bankruptcy

by Thomas Sowell -- Nothing more clearly illustrates the utter irresponsibility of Barack Obama than his advocacy of "high-speed rail." The man is not stupid. He knows how to use words that more…

Rocky and Republicans

by Thomas Sowell -- Rocky Marciano was the only heavyweight champion who never lost a single fight in his whole career – and, at the time, he seemed the least likely fighter more…

Obama's undermining of U.S. allies

by Thomas Sowell -- While everyone's attention seems to be focused on the crisis in Egypt, a bombshell revelation about the administration's foreign policy in Europe has largely gone unnoticed. British newspaper more…

Spilled milk? EPA to the rescue!

by Thomas Sowell -- Despite the old saying, "Don't cry over spilled milk," the Environmental Protection Agency is doing just that. We all understand why the Environmental Protection Agency was given the more…

Let 'em go bankrupt

by Thomas Sowell -- Government budget crises can be painful, but the political rhetoric accompanying these crises can also be fascinating and revealing. Perhaps the most famous American budget crisis was New more…