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On Christmas, Liberals Are By No Means Liberal

JB in MS Wrote: Dec 25, 2012 2:22 AM
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you Dr. Sowell. Thanks for another year of excellent commentary, brilliantly shared observations, and just plain fine writing. You are a treasure!
Random thoughts on the passing scene:

When I was growing up, an older member of the family used to say, "What you don't know would make a big book." Now that I am an older member of the family, I would say to anyone, "What you don't know would fill more books than the Encyclopedia Britannica." At least half of our society's troubles come from know-it-alls, in a world where nobody knows even 10 percent of all.

Some people seem to think that, if life is not fair, then the answer is to turn more of the nation's resources over to politicians --...