Apparently Thomas Sowell doesn't get it. We are at a stage in American development where the purpose for something is overtaken by the appearance. The same thing that happened to Thomas Sowell happens in restaurants, appliance stores, schools, everywhere. In the practice of law that is called form over function and like it or not the female influence is dominate. The answer is leadership, but I refuse to make someone giving me services take me seriously. That is simply putting the cart before the horse. I travel less, eat out less, purchase fewer sparkling innovations. Of course, I am a Conservative not by choice but by necessity.