Reprise: Check out Dr. Thomas Sowell's speech on his book about cosmic justice. An excerpt:
When you try to condense a book representing years of thought and research into a half-hour talk, a certain amount of over-simplification is inevitable. With that understood, let me try to summarize the message of The Quest for Cosmic Justice in three propositions which may seem to be axiomatic, but whose implications are in fact politically controversial:
- The impossible is not going to be achieved.
- It is a waste of precious resources to try to achieve it.
- The devastating costs and social dangers which go with these attempts to achieve the impossible should be taken into account.