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The Need to Explain

Dot462 Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 2:16 PM
The problem is the ignorance of economics that is rampant and Romney shared in that ignorance. Too bad he wasn't introduced to Sowell's Basic Economics. It doesn't take a long time to read some of Dr. Sowell's books and Walter Williams. Romney had trouble arguing against Obama's statements because of his lack of economic knowledge. He couldn't argue against Obamacare when his plan in Mass. looked so much like it. Romney was characterized as something he wasn't: a conservative. He's a nice guy, just like John McCain, but ineffective.
Fooling Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 8:07 PM
Thomas Sowell is one of the people who made me stop feeling guilty about thinking white people should be treated equally under the law with black folks re affirmative action policy, etc. In other words, that governments should not pay attention to race.

How old fashioned. I love the man. Wish I could find some youth potion for him. When he goes it will be a sad day indeed.
Nos Nevets Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 2:46 PM
I insisted my homeschooled kids read Sowell's Basic Economics before they "graduated".
Now my son is browbeating his wife into reading it before she goes to college after her military obligation is done. Well, OK, not browbeating. He wouldn't have married a gal who wasn't prone to reading Sowell's Basic Economics. Isn't that what every young man looks for in a bride?

The most successful Republican presidential candidate of the past half century-- Ronald Reagan, who was elected and reelected with landslide victories-- bore little resemblance to the moderate candidates that Republican conventional wisdom depicts as the key to victory, even though most of these moderate candidates have in fact gone down to defeat.

One of the biggest differences between Reagan and these latter-day losers was that Reagan paid great attention to explaining his policies and values. He was called "the great communicator," but much more than a gift for words was involved. The issues that defined Reagan's vision were things he...