Article by Bryan Howard
March 6, 2019
The great economist Thomas Sowell gave a stark warning that Socialism is possible in the United States due to Academia and Media pushing the agenda. Sowell appeared on Fox News to discuss his book and the dangers of Socialism. Sowell is a staunch capitalist and free market economist and despises Social Justice politics.
“Unfortunately, neither our educational system nor our media encourage people to test ideas against facts,” Sowell said. “Socialism is a wonderful sounding idea. It’s only as a reality, it is disastrous.”
“Before I was a Marxist, I was an empiricist, and I stayed an empiricist,” he said. “And with the passing years, as I look into more and more things, I saw the difference between the reality and the rhetoric. Unfortunately, so many people today including in the leading universities don’t pay much attention to evidence.”
“Looking at it from a worldwide perspective, I would say these so-called exceptions are universal on every continent among people of every race, color, creed, and whatever,” Sowell added.