In case you haven't heard, The inestimable Dr. Sowell has announced his retirement from writing.
I'd love to say something profound here, but I'm at a loss. He is one of the greatest minds of the 20th century, of that there is no doubt. But I can only imagine the frustration and boredom that must come to him, after seeing simple, fundamental human truths being consistently ignored for all that time. There is a list of quotes here that will give you some idea. Here is my personal favorite:
“It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong.”
I don't know Dr. Sowell personally, though we have many acquaintances in common. I believe his work has changed my life in important ways. And though I'm sure it means very little in the grand scheme, I promise to never forget the many things his work has taught me.
I wish him a long, comfortable and fulfilling retirement.