How many black supporters of Obama have heard of Thomas Sowell and Dr. Walter Williams?
These two gentlemen are super-intelligent conservative blacks who write weekly columns (you can read them at Townhall.com) or, if you’re lucky, in your local paper. Thomas Sowell is an economist and author of many best selling books. Walter Williams is an economics professor at George Mason University, an entertaining radio personality and he too is the author of several well respected books on economics.
Why am I asking? Because the mainstream media ignores opposing views to President Obama’s agenda, lumping all opposition into vague groups such as “angry racist mobs financed by special interest groups”. Sowell and Williams are smart, prominent blacks who disagree vehemently with Obama yet the mainstream media pays them no attention. I find it particularly frustrating because these men are economists with so much knowledge to offer and the mainstream media is doing a disservice to the public by not allowing their well-reasoned points of view to be heard. The coverage of this administration is one-sided and favorable to Obama.
To all of the conservative-haters on Y/A, Thomas Sowell and Walter Williams are what you would call INTELLECTUALLY HONEST. They make their cases by backing them up with facts as opposed to blaming George Bush, Dick Cheney, Halliburton, Neo-Cons, blah, blah, blah….
That they are black is irrelevant but I brought it up because several of my liberal black friends have never heard of Sowell and Williams and I wanted to see how many black Obama supporters on Y/A are similarly deprived of knowing these two brilliant minds.
Heck, you might decide to give them a read yourselves!
Ed J proves my point. He has nothing substantive to offer so he attacks. How do you know they didn’t criticize George Bush? An INTELLECTUALLY HONEST person criticizes what they do not agree with. Many conservative pundits criticized George Bush for his runaway spending among other things. Don’t blame them if George Bush wasn’t listening.
Check mate, my friend.
Quick and easy answer, if they know of them and disagree with them they are “Uncle Toms” who have been brainwashed by the man.
Look at how Bill Cosby was vilified when he said blacks should be more responsible.
What do you think of what Dr. Walter E. Williams said?
He seems to try and come up with excuses as to why African Americans have not risen out of poverty. Some have, some haven’t. There have been plenty of opportunity. There comes a time when you stop blaming the man, and take on some responsibility.
What do think of what Dr. Walter E. Williams said?
I haven’t had time to watch the entire tape, just the first 2:18 of it. But I am a fan of Dr. Williams as an Economist in general, knowing what I do, I will assume (and will watch the rest), that what he says is true and that it will piss a lot of people off. Earlier today I was talking to my wife about something he said about the stimulus plan, it was a quote by one of his colleagues from GMU. He is a no-nonsense, teacher, thank your for sharing this link, I will watch the rest of it now.
Dan, his wife passed away 2 years ago, I was telling my wife about his vacuum cleaner story every year. I think the point of the story, beside his being humorous in general, is that as a Economist, he always seeks to use his resources in the most efficient manner. I suspect that he probably did the vacuuming himself and bought Mrs. Williams very thoughtful presents.
Edit: My first job was in the early 70’s, seasonal work, in Philadelphia. I was paid $1.10 an hour, the minimum wage was $2.25 at the time (it was legal to pay seasonal student workers below minimum wage at that time). It never dawned on me that I would not have been hired if they had to pay me more, but about 3 years ago I asked my former boss’s son (the current owner of the business) why they don’t hire for that position anymore and he said because of minimum wage, so there must be some truth regarding the societal impact). The saddest part of this is many illegal aliens work below minimum wage, I don’t think that helps unskilled and semi-skill workers either and suggests a need for labor below the value of minimum wage. One more point, my work-ethic to this day is based on what I learned at that first job (work hard, have fun doing it), and within a year or two I was making well over the minimum wage as was offered a rather high paying job with incredible fringe benefits when I graduated (I took another path, less pay but more potential).
Is economist and professor Walter Williams correct when he argues affirmative action does blacks no favors?
I think so, but what do you think? See attached link.
Dr. Williams serves on the faculty of George Mason University as John M. Olin Distinguished Professor of Economics and is the author of More Liberty Means Less Government: Our Founders Knew This Well.
And Wally Wms. Is the WORST kind of nightmare for the wacky far-left wingnuts: A black man making sense! Tom Sowell drives ’em bugf**k, too. Lol
Who do you think is smarter? Dr William Bell or Dr Walter Bishop? (Fringe)?
No reason for asking, i just want to know what people think.
They are characters from Fringe, not actual people.
I think the man who made computers did more to change the world than anyone. Bill Gates and Paul Allen, and the Dell guy.
Sir Tim Berners-lee the british computer scientist who is credited with creating the internet. In 1989. Has changed the world more than any other person.
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