Thanks to commenter Jessica for the link to this video interview with Thomas Sowell.
I’m including the link, instead of embedding the video in this post, because the page has a handy segment reference guide. The video is 46 minutes in total, but it’s easier to fit into your busy schedule in those 10-15 minute long segments.
About 13:30 in, Sowell explains his abrupt transition away from Marxism by describing his experience as an intern for the government over one summer:
I saw the level of understanding among the people [in government]…and I was in a program where we saw the top officials of the Labor Department…and I realized, these guys are not going to save us.
In the last segment of the video, Sowell discusses Republican presidential candidates. This was around October. Here are a couple of poignant thoughts that I enjoyed.
On Romney: He’s a bland man who hasn’t offended anybody….I wish he would go back to doing that [creating jobs and successful businesses in the private market].
On Cain: The White House is not the place for on-the-job training, as our current President has illustrated.