Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The Wisdom of Thomas Sowell

"Elites may have more brilliance, but those who make decisions for society as a whole cannot possibly have as much experience as the millions of people whose decisions they pre-empt" — How Smart Are We?

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Blogger love the girls said...

"One of the ideas that has proved to be almost impervious to evidence is the idea that wise and far-sighted people need to take control and plan economic and social policies so that there will be a rational and just order, rather than chaos resulting from things being allowed to take their own course."

The reason this is even discussed is because the cultural social order is steadily ceasing to exist. So the problem is, what to do when society is virtually non existent?

Societies do not organically form from chaos, that is not their natural nurturing soil. Nor are they created out of whole cloth as the central planners imagine they can create.

Every society needs some core to build upon and around. That core is neither chaos, nor is it central planning.

6:57 PM  
Blogger The Western Confucian said...

Well said. And it was the central planners who destroyed society.

7:32 PM  

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