The world's largest banana republic?

by Thomas Sowell -- Back in my teaching days, many years ago, one of the things I liked to ask the class to consider was this: Imagine a government agency with only more…

Are gov't deciders nobler than the rest of us?

by Thomas Sowell -- John Stuart Mill's classic essay "On Liberty" gives reasons why some people should not be taking over other people's decisions about their own lives. But professor Cass Sunstein more…

Is government ever greedy?

by Thomas Sowell -- Random thoughts on the passing scene: I can't get excited by the question of whether Sen. Robert Menendez had sex with a prostitute in Central America. It is more…

The Fed: Prophets and losses

by Thomas Sowell -- Now that the federal government is playing an ever larger role in the economy, a look at Washington's track record seems to be long overdue. The recent release more…

Hillary shouts louder

by Thomas Sowell -- An old-time trial lawyer once said, "When your case is weak, shout louder!" Secretary of State Hillary Clinton shouted louder when asked about the Obama administration's story last more…

Do gun control laws control guns?

by Thomas Sowell -- The gun-control controversy is only the latest of many issues to be debated almost solely in terms of fixed preconceptions, with little or no examination of hard facts. more…

Liberalism vs. blacks

by Thomas Sowell -- There is no question liberals do an impressive job of expressing concern for blacks. But do the intentions expressed in their words match the actual consequences of their more…

Happy New Year?

by Thomas Sowell -- The beginning of a new year is often a time to look forward and look back. The way the future looks, I prefer to look back – and more…