Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Thomas Sowell farewell column

Even the best things come to an end. After enjoying a quarter of a century of writing this column for Creators Syndicate, I have decided to stop. Age 86 is well past the usual retirement age, so the question is not why I am quitting, but why I kept at it so long.

It was very fulfilling to be able to share my thoughts on the events unfolding around us, and to receive feedback from readers across the country – even if it was impossible to answer them all.

Being old-fashioned, I liked to know what the facts were before writing. That required not only a lot of research, it also required keeping up with what was being said in the media.

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7 comments:

bagoh20 said...

A clear, exceptional thinker.

edutcher said...

A great man.

I wouldn't have guessed he was in his middle 80s.

Methadras said...

A great thinker of his time and our time. I will miss his screeds. I have almost all of them archived an they are still relevant and poignant.

Lem said...

A liberal tweeter rejoiced...

"Thomas Sowell is the favorite black guy of every white guy who wants to tell black people to shut up and work harder. Glad he's retiring."

edutcher said...

Funny, a Lefty dislikes the idea of black people working harder.

bagoh20 said...

"Thomas Sowell is the favorite black guy of every white guy who wants to tell black people to shut up and work harder."

That's exactly right, lefty, but we don't discriminate. It works for everyone.

Rhythm and Balls said...

This thread is a great echo chamber. Of course the people being stereotyped in it need not be consulted - that would defeat the purpose of the stereotype.

And global moneybags' parting shot is a great one for him to tell his company janitor. Sweep that broom harder, the memo said. Your compensation will swell to CEO proportions. You just aren't sweeping the broom hard enough. It can always be done with more gusto, if only your will to get rich was strong enough.