Economics: Thomas Sowell on Hannity

Thomas Sowell came on Hannity to discuss the current economic situation tonight and said this:

What’s so ironic is that the communists are easing up and freeing up more elements of their economy while we’re clamping down and moving in the direction of more government control of ours.

No one would have predicted this 20 years ago.

It’s sad but true, which is why messaging is so important over the next two years for us to win the election and put someone in office who will actually make the hard choices and do what’s in America’s best interest.

Enjoy!

Also, as a side note, here’s an old clip of Sowell putting the smack down on Frances Fox Piven:

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  • Extremely Right

    He should have slapped her.

    • Anonymous

      He did, a few times.

  • Thomas Sowell is one of my favorites. Thanks for the upload.

  • “here’s and old clip”

    “here’s an old clip”

    -your friendly neighborhood Language Martinet.

    • BayouCoyote

      I’m in the wrong neighborhood.

  • Jimbo

    Thomas Sowell: Simply brilliant!

    • sheryl

      Yes, he is. And so gracious. I have the greatest respect for Mr. Sowell.

  • John

    I can’t believe Sowell is 80! What’s his secret?! Good videos, by the way.

  • Mediaaccess

    !!!!!!!!!

  • Mediaaccess

    She’s a commie!!

  • Conservative Hippie

    Sowell seems to have mellowed over the years. My wife has an economics degree from Penn and one of her more outspoken free market advocates was a professor who defected from Russia. It seems to me that American Democrats are becoming the new Marxist. I mean that with the utmost respect 😉

  • Anonymous

    Sowell is the latest interview at Uncommon Knowledge:

    http://tv.nationalreview.com/uncommonknowledge/

    I haven’t watched it yet because I really hate watching snippets of interviews. I always wait until all 5 parts are posted or until Powerline posts the entire interview.

    I almost fell off my chair when he said he was 80. I’ve followed him for a long time so I knew he was up there in years, but he REALLY doesn’t look or sound 80. Forty is a stretch, but I’m 51 and I don’t look that good.

  • Anonymous

    Sowell is the latest interview at Uncommon Knowledge:

    http://tv.nationalreview.com/uncommonknowledge/

    I haven’t watched it yet because I really hate watching snippets of interviews. I always wait until all 5 parts are posted or until Powerline posts the entire interview.

    I almost fell off my chair when he said he was 80. I’ve followed him for a long time so I knew he was up there in years, but he REALLY doesn’t look or sound 80. Forty is a stretch, but I’m 51 and I don’t look that good.

  • Anonymous

    Great clips. Free to Choose is required viewing for any conservative/libertarian.

    • The book version of Free to Choose is even better.

  • Johnschaffran

    Ben Bernanke should be placed in jail. Stop monitizing the debt!

    • Extremely Right

      The majority of congress and the white house should be in jail. All the back door healthcare deals and bribes.

  • I missed that day but I remember the filming of “Free to Choose” in Harper Library. Regenstein was where you went to do serious research in a huge efficient factory of a library. Harper was what a college library of your dreams would be, shelves of books in a medieval setting with big foam pillows that could be pulled to form a nest. The old Harper Library was eliminated in 2009 and turned into a highly functional workspace.

    How the University has slipped from the school that showcased Milton Friedman to one often dominated by those jealous small souls whose campaign originating in the Anthropology Department recently tried to block honoring him. The school fell under the influence of inherited money controlled by radical heiress Penny Pritzker, who pushed the corruption of the University to advance Barack Obama. That dovetails with Obama’s career also being advanced by another child of privilege, the radical Bill Ayers.

    Obama was hired as an Adjunct by Geoffrey Stone at the Law School, in a manner that avoided the normal faculty hiring and review process. There by accounts I heard he was a known embarrassment and considered an unscholarly partisan hack. His course was considered a “gut” to be endured. Meanwhile Obama’s wife, who had failed as a lawyer, was, despite having no connection with the school and no particular experience or qualifications, hired first for a job in the office of the Dean of the College John Boyer and then at the Medical Center. Her duties were to steer poor people without insurance to other hospitals. For that dubious work she was paid first $120,000 a year ,with that sum nearly tripling to $317,000 when her husband was elected to the US Senate. Stone was later promoted from Dean of the Law School to Provost of the University and when he left that post Obama, although not his wife, left the University.

    It is telling that Obama arrived at the Law School after the final retirement of Edward H. Levi. Read Levi’s obituary, especially his words on the role of the University and on the radicals who sought to seize control of it, and compare it to what has happened since.

  • When Sowell speaks, you better listen. One of those wise sages in our society.

  • Inform4

    You’ve got to get the video and show it on ‘The Right Scoop’ of Judge Napolitano’s ‘Freedom Watch’ today, January 11, 2011 on how the U.S. has slipped economically. We have the highest corporate tax rate in the world.

  • Inform4

    Love Thomas Sowell and the smack down he gave Piven!!!!