Intellectuals: Mostly useless to society

by Thomas Sowell -- There has probably never been an era in history when intellectuals have played a larger role in society. When intellectuals who generate ideas are surrounded by a wide more…

Unhealthy arrogance

by Thomas Sowell -- The only thing healthy about Congress' health insurance legislation is the healthy skepticism about it by most of the public, as revealed by polls. What is most unhealthy more…

Politicizing science

by Thomas Sowell -- Science is one of the great achievements of the human mind and the biggest reason why we live not only longer but more vigorously in our old age, more…

My favorite books for Christmas

by Thomas Sowell -- One way to reduce the wear and tear of Christmas shopping at the mall is to give books as presents. Books can be bought on the Internet, and more…

Jobs – or snow jobs?

by Thomas Sowell -- President Obama keeps talking about the jobs his administration is "creating," but there are more people unemployed now than before he took office. How can there be more more…

Of 'fairness' and 'social justice'

by Thomas Sowell -- Random thoughts on the passing scene: Sometimes we seem like people on a pleasure boat drifting down the Niagara River, unaware that there are waterfalls up ahead. I more…

How politicians 'solve' problems

by Thomas Sowell -- No one will really understand politics until they understand that politicians are not trying to solve our problems. They are trying to solve their own problems – of more…

Bowing to 'world opinion'

by Thomas Sowell -- In the string of amazing decisions made during the first year of the Obama administration, nothing seems more like sheer insanity than the decision to try foreign terrorists more…

Of Hasan, Obama and baseball technology

by Thomas Sowell -- Random thoughts on the passing scene: If politicians stopped meddling with things they don't understand, there would be a more drastic reduction in the size of government than more…

The 'costs' of medical care

by Thomas Sowell -- We are incessantly being told that the cost of medical care is "too high"– either absolutely or as a growing percentage of our incomes. But nothing that is more…