Sowell on Sequestration

Thomas Sowell has a way of explaining things to bring them into clearer focus. Even though most of us weren’t lucky enough to be among his students in our own college careers, he still writes columns and books, giving us the opportunity to be his students now.

Budget Politics
by Thomas Sowell

“Back in my teaching days, many years ago, one of the things I liked to ask the class to consider was this: Imagine a government agency with only two tasks: (1) building statues of Benedict Arnold and (2) providing life-saving medications to children. If this agency’s budget were cut, what would it do?”

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