Thomas Sowell is such a clear and concise writer. His books tend to be short and pithy, no waffle is to be found, argument and evidence present only - in abundance. His writing is also devoid of the sort of sanctimonious "asides" one is apt to come across in some other authors. Cosmic Justice is that state of affairs aimed at by our social engineers. Equality world wide to name but one vision. To this end various tinkerings with education and the law seek to raise some men up (positive discrimination) and level others down. The net result is the erosion of real freedoms, enshrined in the constitution for all and a worsening state for those the social visionaries claim they want to help. Through the apparatus of the state the social visionaries want to stamp their view of what the world ought to be - and they are not hampered by the facts, an understanding of economics or human nature, they will force their view on everyone no matter what.