Dr. Thomas Sowell of Stanford's famed Hoover Institute consistently pens the wisest columns around. Today's is no different. In it he explains why doing nothing is not always the best, and not always the worst, idea.
People who say that we should learn from other countries seem to have in mind that we should imitate those countries. But some of the most valuable lessons from other countries can be had from seeing the disasters their policies have produced-- especially when our own intelligentsia are pushing ideas that have already been tried and failed elsewhere.
We need to pay attention to these sneak previews of coming attractions, even if they consist of doing nothing. Whether in the United States or in other countries, the purpose of all this nothing is of course to pacify public opinion by pretending to be doing something.