So Wrong, So Often, For So Long…

Thomas Sowell wrote an excellent piece the other day. It’s definitely something to think about.

If anyone suggested that Tiger Woods should try to be more like other golfers, people would question the sanity of whoever made that suggestion.

Why should Tiger Woods try to be more like Phil Mickelson? If Tiger turned around and tried to golf left-handed, like Mickelson, he probably wouldn’t be as good as Mickelson, much less as good as he is golfing the way he does right-handed.

Yet there are those who think that the United States should follow policies more like those in Europe, often with no stronger reason than the fact that Europeans follow such policies. For some Americans, it is considered chic to be like Europeans.

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3 Responses to “So Wrong, So Often, For So Long…”

  1. Kansas Bob says:

    Mickelson probably wouldn’t win if he switched to right handed putting but maybe he could learn a few things from other golfers.

    Maybe the US doesn’t need to be like other countries but we could probably learn a few things about auto-making from your friends in Japan :)

  2. casey says:

    There’s a whole lot we can learn from Japan. On the other hand, Japan has learned a lot from us, too. There’s always something to learn.

  3. Scott says:

    Yeah it definitely needs to be a learning situation and not a copying situation. I don’t want us to be like Europe or Canada or Mexico. I want us to be us, but not to the point of jingoism.