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A Thought about Facts and the Left

"Facts are seldom allowed to contaminate the beautiful vision of the left. What matters to the true believers are the ringing slogans, endlessly repeated.

"When Senator (Bernie) Sanders cries, "The system is rigged!" no one asks, "Just what specifically does that mean?" or "What facts do you have to back that up?"

"In 2015, the 400 richest people in the world had net losses of $19 billion. If they had rigged the system, surely they could have rigged it better than that.

"But the very idea of subjecting their pet notions to the test of hard facts will probably not even occur to those who are cheering for socialism and for other bright ideas of the political left."

~ Thomas Sowell

Source: his 5/31/16 "Socialism for the Uninformed" column at National Review Online.

For more information about Thomas Sowell, visit his website.


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