Thomas Sowell has a disdain for conjured ideologies that policies are created from and, although they have no track record of performing the way the policy makers envisioned they would, are nevertheless still pushed forward as symbolic ideals by partisan rhetoric as some form of progress. Meanwhile they more often than not cause our issues to get worse.
He's a proponent of concepts that have been proven to work; his mission was to compile and present the facts that policy makers should use so that they can know what they are talking about and create programs that will actually help. Unfortunately, although recognized as a brilliant scholar, he is pretty much ignored by the very people who should embrace his findings.
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