Sowell: Ego and mouth

Another good and timely column by Thomas Sowell:

After a big game on subprime mortgages that led to the current financial crisis, is there going to be an even bigger gamble, by putting the fate of a nation in the hands of a man whose only qualifications are ego and mouth?  Barack Obama has the kind of cocksure confidence that can only be achieved by not achieving anything else. 

Anyone who has actually had to take responsibility for consequences by running any kind of enterprise — whether economic or academic, or even just managing a sports team — is likely at some point to be chastened by either the setbacks brought on by his own mistakes or by seeing his successes followed by negative consequences that he never anticipated.

Read the complete post, Thomas Sowell.

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