Thomas SowellThomas Sowell, (1930- ) Writer and economist

Thomas Sowell Quote

“If you have ever seen a four-year-old trying to lord it over a two-year-old, then you know what the basic problem of human nature is and why government keeps growing larger and ever more intrusive.”

Thomas SowellThomas Sowell
~ Thomas Sowell

Ratings and Comments

Joe, Rochester, MI

The U.S. government definitely is growing larger and more intrusive. One perfect example is The Patriot Act, which in reality is anything but patriotic! It is truly un-American and unconstitutional. So, Reston, VA ... you want the government to tell you what to do?

Terry Berg, Occidental, CA

There's no doubt that Thomas Sowell has plenty of horsepower between the ears and that he's cast firmly in the mold of the Hoover institution's ideological camp. The reference to government 'growing larger' is a subset of the comment about 'human nature'. Any group (or individual) that's 'feeling its oats' is prone to bullying the smaller faction (or person). That's human nature.

Charles Tabor, Putnam

I read everything this man writes.

E Archer, NYC

We are born dependent upon adults. The older generations 'raise' the younger generations and 'prepare' them for their world. Hence the rebellion of the youth once they understand the attempt to be yoked by the older generations. 'Never trust anyone over 30.' ;-)


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