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The way to crush the middle class is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation. – Vladimir Lenin

Dr. Thomas Sowell: A Conflict of Visions

Posted by iusbvision on December 31, 2010

Dr. Sowell describes the critical differences between interests and visions. Interests, he says, are articulated by people who know what their interests are and what they want to do about them. Visions, however, are the implicit assumptions by which people operate. In politics, visions are either €œconstrained€ or €œunconstrained.€ A closer look at the statements of both McCain and Obama reveals which €œvision€ motivates their policy positions, particularly as they pertain to the war, the law, and economics.

This is also a great exploration of the difference between constrained realists and unconstrained visionaries, traditionalists vs. central planners, the empirical world vs. the normative.

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