Divergence Between Prevailing Theories and Reality

Thomas Sowell about the simple truth that a society can’t survive if the beliefs of people diverge too far from the truth.

There is only so much divergence between prevailing theories and intractable reality that a society can survive. Yet theories of equality are unlikely to be re-examined—or examined the first time—when they provide a foundation for the heady feeling of being morally superior to a benighted ‘society.’

Thomas Sowell, Quest for Cosmic Justice