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Big Lies in Politics

RG_THP Wrote: Jul 31, 2012 8:24 AM
Dr. Thomas Sowell was 82 on June 30, 2012. I am thankful he continues to write and give us his wisdom, but he is also trying to enjoy his pursuits of photography and other hobbies. BTW, Dr. Sowell is a first class photographer. I simply pray he will be healthy and enjoy the rest of his life, because he is a 'National Treasure'.
tibby2 Wrote: Jul 31, 2012 8:57 AM
Sowell has a lifetime of work in his books and columns. One shelf in my library is dedicated to his works. Many may not know but he started life as a Marists but changed when he realized it does not work. He worked in government but saw the damage that government policies inflict upon the people. His life of hard knocks earned him a PhD in life before he earned his PhD in economics. One wonders which taught him more. If you want to better understand Sowell read his autobiography, "A Personal Odyssey".
tibby2 Wrote: Jul 31, 2012 8:58 AM
RG_THP Wrote: Jul 31, 2012 8:29 AM
Here is a link to some of Dr. Sowell's photography.

https://picasaweb.google.com/sowell.hoover/PhotographsByThomasSowell
It was either Adolf Hitler or his propaganda minister, Joseph Goebbels, who said that the people will believe any lie, if it is big enough and told often enough, loud enough. Although the Nazis were defeated in World War II, this part of their philosophy survives triumphantly to this day among politicians, and nowhere more so than during election years.

Perhaps the biggest lie of this election year, and the one likely to be repeated the most often, is that the income of "the rich" is going up, while other people's incomes are going down. If you listen to...