Skip to comments.Facts and Fallacies with Thomas Sowell (Uncommon Knowledge with Peter Robinson)
Posted on 02/29/2008 7:46:14 AM PST by K-oneTexas
Facts and Fallacies with Thomas Sowell
Five video interviews of Thomas Sowell by Peter Robinson.
|FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2008
Facts and Fallacies with Thomas Sowell: Chapter 5 of 5
Fallacies about race run rampant through our culture. For instance, racial discrimination is often listed as a root cause of criminality among blacks, but Sowell points out that black crime was declining prior to the 1960s and the civil-rights and anti-poverty laws that emerged during that decade. What then is the source of black criminality in the post-1960s? Simple, says Sowell: They stopped punishing criminals.
|THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2008
Facts and Fallacies with Thomas Sowell: Chapter 4 of 5
Were programmed to think that if we want to make it big in life we need to attend the crème de la crème of colleges. Thomas Sowell says thats not true at all. Higher-ed institutions also spread the notion that the price of tuition though astronomically high doesnt even cover the full cost of educating each student. Another misleading statement, says Sowell. How can one separate higher-ed truth from fiction? Sowell has the answers.
|WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2008
Facts and Fallacies with Thomas Sowell: Chapter 3 of 5
Sowell discusses the outrage that is faculty tenure. Tenured faculty members, he says, run universities for their own best interests not the interests of students. They schedule classes on their own time, not students time. They wield tremendous influence, in particular into areas where they have no expertise. Why, asks Sowell, should someone who teaches French literature decide whether ROTC should be allowed on campus? The trouble with tenure extends far and wide.
|TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2008
Facts and Fallacies with Thomas Sowell: Chapter 2 of 5
It has been reported that the incomes of most American households have remained flat in recent decades. But Sowell says this is a misleading statistic, since households are a moving target varying over time in size, among population groups, and from one income level to another. Says Sowell, Whenever I see somebody quoting household income, he's trying to make things look bad. The mainstream media, it turns out, works overtime to make most income data look bad.
cool, got my nerdy FR viewing set for the weekend.
I listened to chapter 4 of 5. That was great. Smart man.
Great links. Thanks.
Yep, a really brilliant man. Paul Johnson dubbed him the greatest social philosopher in the world. I can’t argue with that. I wish he’d run for President but I realize he doesn’t have an ignominious bone in his body; ergo, he’s unqualified for any office of public trust in the U.S. Well, I can dream, can’t I? My ideal ticket would be Thomas Sowell - Walter Williams, Blacks to the Future - ‘08. This proves that as a conservative I could vote for a black man for President. Barack must understand that we’re not against because he’s black, but despite it. It’s really scary to think that this whole messianic delusion business could get Obama elected but it’s a real possibility. The masses want deliverance and the New Messiah, to their way of thinking, may give it to them. There’s really nothing new about Obama either. Look to his roots: Francis Townsend, Gerald L. K. Smith, Huey Long and Father Coughlin, all morons preaching “everyman a king” and “share the wealth.” I don’t trust these tinhorn messiahs. And has the MSM ever been more craven? Obsequious? Fawning? Genuflecting? I think not.
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