Thursday, July 16, 2009

Fowler vs. Sowell

Someone needs to make sure that Thomas Sowell's latest finds its way to the VADM Fowler's office in Annapolis.
The problem with trying to equalize is that you can usually only equalize downward. If the government were to spend some of its stimulus money trying to raise my basketball ability level to that of Michael Jordan, it would be an even bigger waste of money than most of the other things that Washington does. with many other attempts at equalization, ... it undermines the very activity involved. ... Most activities do not exist for the sake of equality. They exist to serve their own purposes-- and those purposes are undermined, sometimes fatally, when equality becomes the goal.
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