Restoring the Sacred

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Thomas Sowell - Advice to Graduates

Dr. Thomas Sowell, writing on National Review Online today provides the best advice anyone could give to recent graduates who, in most cases, were forced to listen to opposite advice while they were attending our universities for the past four (or more) years.

Every year about this time, big-government liberals stand up in front of college-commencement crowds across the country and urge the graduates to do the noblest thing possible — become big-government liberals...

It was Thomas Edison who brought us electricity, not the Sierra Club. It was the Wright brothers who got us off the ground, not the Federal Aviation Administration. It was Henry Ford who ended the isolation of millions of Americans by making the automobile affordable, not Ralph Nader...

Those who have helped the poor the most have not been those who have gone around loudly expressing “compassion” for the poor, but those who found ways to make industry more productive and distribution more efficient, so that the poor of today can afford things that the affluent of yesterday could only dream about.

Click below to read the whole piece.
The Real Public Service - Thomas Sowell - National Review Online

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