SOWELL: “Political rhetoric is no substitute for competence.”

Sowell: “Schools are just one government institution that take on tasks for which they have no expertise or even competence.

Congress is the most egregious example. In the course of any given year, Congress votes on taxes, medical care, military spending, foreign aid, agriculture, labor, international trade, airlines, housing, insurance, courts, natural resources, and much more.

There are professionals who have spent their entire adult lives specializing in just one of these fields. They idea that Congress can be competent in all these areas simultaneously is staggering. Yet, far from pulling back– as banks or other private enterprises must, if they don’t want to be ruined financially by operating beyond the range of their competence– Congress is constantly expanding further into more fields.”

[Read Thomas Sowell’s “Different Decisions” at jewishworldreview.com]

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