The problem isn't that Johnny can't read. The problem isn't even that Johnny can't think. The problem is that Johnny doesn't know what thinking is; he confuses it with feeling.
"Thomas Sowell" is an American economist, Social criticism/social theorist, Political philosophy/political philosopher, and author, whose books include Basic Economics.
He is currently Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. Sowell was born in North Carolina, but grew up in Harlem, New York. He dropped out of high school and served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War. He received a Bachelor's degree, graduating magna cum laude from Harvard University in 1958 and a Master's degree from Columbia University in 1959. In 1968, he earned his Doctorate in Economics from the University of Chicago.
Sowell has served on the faculties of several universities, including Cornell University and University of California, Los Angeles. He has also worked for think tanks such as the Urban Institute. Since 1980, he has worked at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He writes from a Conservatism in the United States/conservative and Classical liberalism/classical liberal perspective, advocating free market economics and has written more than thirty books. He is a National Humanities Medal winner.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous economists! More Thomas Sowell on Wikipedia.
People who have time on their hands will inevitably waste the time of people who have work to do.
The least productive people are usually the ones who are most in favor of holding meetings.
The first lesson of economics is scarcity: There is never enough of anything to satisfy all those who want it. The first lesson of politics is to disregard the first lesson of economics.
There are only two ways of telling the complete truth--anonymously and posthumously.
The big divide in this country is not between Democrats and Republicans, or women and men, but between talkers and doers.
People who enjoy meetings should not be in charge of anything.
One of the common failings among honorable people is a failure to appreciate how thoroughly dishonorable some other people can be, and how dangerous it is to trust them.
Much of the social history of the Western world over the past three decades has involved replacing what worked with what sounded good.
Trade-offs have been with us ever since the late unpleasantness in the Garden of Eden.
You will never understand bureaucracies until you understand that for bureaucrats procedure is everything and outcomes are nothing.
No matter how disastrously some policy has turned out, anyone who criticizes it can expect to hear: "But what would you replace it with?" When you put out a fire, what do you replace it with.
Politeness and consideration for others is like investing pennies and getting dollars back.