Friday, June 10, 2005
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Excuses, Excuses

Townhall: Liberals and class by Thomas Sowell
These chaotic and violence-prone communities in Britain do not have the excuse of racism or a legacy of slavery. What they do have in common with similar communities in the United States is a similar reliance on the welfare state and a similar set of intellectuals making excuses for their behavior and denouncing anyone who wants them to change their ways.
Townhall: Liberals and class: Part II by Thomas Sowell
Many comparisons of "classes" are in fact comparisons of people in different income brackets -- but most Americans move up from the lowest 20 percent to the highest 20 percent over time. Yet those who are obsessed with classes treat people in different brackets as if they were classes permanently stuck in those brackets.