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May 18, 2015

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Sam

"We should not be surprised to find the left concentrated in institutions where ideas do not have to work in order to survive."

https://twitter.com/ThomasSowell/status/518437241140813824

Gold.

David

Gold.

Heh. One of my favourites. And the book from which it’s taken is strongly recommended.

David

Incidentally, the quote above is originally from this 1997 article The Survival of the Left, published in Forbes.

Joan

"You cannot subsidize irresponsibility and expect people to become more responsible."

wtp

“Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial.”

Heh. Sometimes.

sk60

"The national debt is the ghost of Christmas past."

https://twitter.com/ThomasSowell/status/410987576347361280

Sam Duncan

Taken from the comments thread on this Café Hayek post, rather than teh Twitt0rz (because I read it just before coming here):

It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong.
Anna

"No matter how much people on the left talk about compassion, they have no compassion for the taxpayers."

Anna

"The last thing the political left needs, or can even afford, are self-reliant individuals."

Anna

"Economic policies need to be analyzed in terms of the incentives they create, rather than the hopes that inspired them."

David

I rather like this one: “Elections should be held on April 16th - the day after we pay our income taxes.” Closely followed by this: “Ronald Reagan had a vision of America. Barack Obama has a vision of Barack Obama.”

The original Mr. X

"I am so old that I can remember when other people's achievements were considered to be an inspiration, rather than a grievance."

Ray

“Age gives you an excuse for not being very good at things that you were not very good at when you were young.”

But the meddling kids don't know that, right?

Johnnydub69

“I have never understood why it is "greed" to want to keep the money you have earned but not greed to want to take somebody else's money.”

Jack

Sowell on Obama.

http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/207142/

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