Speakeasy forum

General discussion

Thomas Sowell. Race & Rhetoric

by James Denison / April 5, 2012 5:44 PM PDT
a good article to read.

Makes the case of the difference between what one believes and what the actual truth is when it comes to economics. This man should have a good idea, he has an economics degree from Harvard, back when it meant even more.

One of the things that turned up, during a long-overdue cleanup of my
office, was an old yellowed copy of the New York Times dated July 24,
1992. One of the front-page headlines said: "White-Black Disparity in
Income Narrowed in 80's, Census Shows."

The 1980s? Wasn't that the years of the Reagan administration, the
"decade of greed," the era of "neglect" of the poor and minorities, if
not "covert racism"?

More recently, during the administration of America's first black
president, a 2011 report from the Pew Research Center has the headline,
"Wealth Gaps Rise to Record Highs Between Whites, Blacks and Hispanics."
Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Thomas Sowell. Race & Rhetoric
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Thomas Sowell. Race & Rhetoric
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
You can't mix apples and potatoes
by Diana Forum moderator / April 5, 2012 11:26 PM PDT

He compares the last year of Reagan and the first year of Obama. If you want to make comparisons, you need to compare the Reagan's first year with Obama's first year or Reagan's last year with Bush's last year.


Collapse -
why not compare
by James Denison / April 6, 2012 3:21 AM PDT

Obama's last year with the same year in previous administrations? Ouch, big hurt on Obama.

Collapse -
(NT) So the fourth year on both?
by Diana Forum moderator / April 6, 2012 3:27 AM PDT
In reply to: why not compare
Collapse -
let me make it easy
by James Denison / April 6, 2012 5:25 AM PDT

there's no defense for Obama's administration. Incarcerations have increased, green funds have been foolishly awarded and lost, massive corporate welfare, massive bank bailouts beyond liquidity needs, unemployment explosion, biggest drop in real property valuations in your and my lifetime, the biggest increase both in dollars and percentage of national debt per annum of any president we've EVER had, the most expensive and ill conceived bill shoved through Congress that EVER was done before, even accounting for dollar norming across the years,...the list is almost endless, one could go on almost forever.

One simple fact is clear.

Obama Must Go!

Popular Forums
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
Laptops 21,181 discussions
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
Phones 17,137 discussions
Security 31,287 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
Windows 10 2,657 discussions


Help, my PC with Windows 10 won't shut down properly

Since upgrading to Windows 10 my computer won't shut down properly. I use the menu button shutdown and the screen goes blank, but the system does not fully shut down. The only way to get it to shut down is to hold the physical power button down till it shuts down. Any suggestions?