Intellectuals and Society
Leef, George, Freeman
Intellectuals and Society by Thomas Sowell Basic Books * 2010 * 416 pages $29.95
If you trace back to the origins of almost any damaging public-policy idea in America, you find it rooted in the imagination of some intellectual. Just to pick one field, consider housing. Why do we have huge tracts of depressing, unsafe, unclean public housing in some of our largest cities? That did not simply happen - the idea for such projects came from "Progressive" intellectuals who were certain their thoughts on how cities should be planned would make life immeasurably better.
Eventually, politicians sensed there would be votes coming their way if they put supposedly expert and …
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Publication information: Article title: Intellectuals and Society. Contributors: Leef, George - Author. Magazine title: Freeman. Volume: 61. Issue: 2 Publication date: March 2011. Page number: 45+. © Foundation for Economic Education, Incorporated Jan/Feb 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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