Articles on Social Justice by Thomas Sowell

pe.com | December 20, 2016
Nothing so epitomizes the politically correct gullibility of our times as the magic word “diversity.” The wonders of diversity are proclaimed from the media, extolled in the academy and…
pe.com | December 5, 2016
Sometimes life forces us to make decisions, even when we don’t have enough information to know how the decision will turn out. The risks may be even greater when people make decisions for oth…
pe.com | November 29, 2016
This is a football story with both political and legal implications. It was fourth down in a National Football League game, and the punting team came onto the field. The other team went into their …
pe.com | November 22, 2016
People who call themselves “progressives” claim to be forward-looking, but a remarkable amount of the things they say and do are based on looking backward. One of the maddening aspects …
pe.com | October 25, 2016
Despite controversies that rage over immigration, it is hard to see how anyone could be either for or against immigrants in general. First of all, there are no immigrants in general. Both in the pr…
pe.com | October 18, 2016
The greatest moral claim of the political Left is that they are for the masses in general and the poor in particular. That is also their greatest fraud. It even fools many leftists themselves. One …
pe.com | September 27, 2016
Back in the 1960s, as large numbers of black students were entering a certain Ivy League university for the first time, someone asked a chemistry professor – off the record – what his r…
pe.com | August 29, 2016
Why would a country with the world’s largest Jewish population, outside of Israel, admit large numbers of immigrants from countries where hatred of Jews has been taught to their people from e…
pe.com | August 22, 2016
Amid the rioting in Milwaukee, there is also a clash between two leading lawmen there – Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke and the city of Milwaukee’s Chief of Police Edward Flynn. T…
pe.com | August 15, 2016
We keep hearing that “black lives matter,” but they seem to matter only when that helps politicians to get votes, or when that slogan helps demagogues demonize the police. The other 99 …
pe.com | August 8, 2016
We expect to hear a lot of lies during an election year, and this year is certainly no exception. What is surprising is how old some of these lies are, and how often they have been shown to be lies…
pe.com | July 25, 2016
If Republicans could get 20 percent of black votes, the Democrats would be ruined. This is highly unlikely given the approach used by Republicans. However, the point is that Democrats must not only…
pe.com | July 19, 2016
If there were a contest for the most stupid idea in politics, my choice would be the assumption that people should be evenly or randomly distributed according to incomes, institutions, occupations …
pe.com | June 27, 2016
Last week the U.S. Supreme Court voted that President Obama exceeded his authority when he granted exemptions from the immigration laws passed by Congress. But the Supreme Court also exceeded its o…
pe.com | June 6, 2016
Among the many disturbing signs of our times are conservatives and libertarians of high intelligence and high principles who are advocating government programs that relieve people of the necessity …

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