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America's least-respected economist blurts again

July 17, 2013 - Harry Eagar
In a review of one of his crummy books (Book Review 174: "America's Housing Boom and Bust," Nov 27, 2010), I once called Thomas Sowell America's least-respected economist. I think that's true.

But that was mild. It is not obvious that having a Chicago Ph.D. in economics qualifies one specially to opine about Trayvon Martin (heck, it isn't even obvious that it specially qualifies one to opine about economics, but that's a topic for another day), but Sowell did anyway.

Wonkette's Alex Ruthrauff provided a funny takedown. Nut sentence:

"Thomas Sowell earns a good living by expounding silly, unsupportable, poorly conceived “ideas” that appeal to lunatic right-wingers and make everyone else’s heads explode."

America, land of opportunity.

 
 

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OneAikea

Jul-23-13 6:01 PM

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HarryEagar

Jul-23-13 2:58 PM

Supposedly, John F. Kennedy's father once said, when someone described him as "Irish," that his family had been in America for generations, when was he going to be described as "American."

Obama is an American. 'nuff said.

OneAikea

Jul-22-13 5:40 PM

President Obama is also a man with Caucasian blood from his mother. One who sees only a "Black man" segregates. Zimmerman is also a "white man" with Hispanic or Latino blood from his mother who was from Peru.

I know no conservatives want to talk about helping those who need help and yet my tax dollars pay for both parties. If it is a waste of my tax dollars than I want a choice to pay for liberals and not conservatives. Conservative only talk but when they get in trouble they cry for liberals to fight a war they created.

Hawaii was run by a conservative Governor. lingle. Bob should shows his birth certificate to be considered a Hawaii resident. Maybe den he can get dem buxs.

HarryEagar

Jul-21-13 7:30 PM

The vast majority of 'Obama bux' went to corporations.

You know, the guys who flushed Detroit city down the tubes by being totally incompetent at running the Big 3 auto companies.

The city lost 2/3 of its population because business managers -- not the government -- were incapable.

BobLovesHawaii

Jul-20-13 8:55 PM

Probably because he is a black man raised under segregation.

I know, no liberal likes to talk about working hard, saving, etc. just get me those Obama bux.

Worked like a champ in Detroit, Chicago next, then pick any Dem controlled state.

 
 

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