Sowell’s Random Thoughts on the passing scene are always a treat. Here are a few goodies from today’s column:
Even though some people say we are living in a “knowledge economy,” we are living in a political atmosphere in which ignorance has more power than ever. Washington politicians who have never run any business are telling all kinds of businesses– from automobile companies and banks to hospitals and insurance companies– how they have to run their businesses. This is the golden age of ignorance in power.
When you consider what an enormous windfall gain it is to be born in America, it is painful to hear some people complain bitterly that someone else got a bigger windfall gain than they did.
After North Korea torpedoed a South Korean ship, killing 46 sailors, was there even one-tenth the outrage that is ringing out loudly around the world because of 9 deaths that resulted from Israeli commandoes intercepting a ship heading for the Gaza strip?
He answered the third one later in the same column. You’ll have to read it to see the answer.
As someone who spent 45 minutes recently untangling the strings of his kid’s $3 paratrooper army men, this one was especially good:
Electrical cords seem to be very sociable. Whenever there are two that are near each other, they almost always seem to get intertwined.