Envy was once considered one of the seven deadly sins before it became one of the most admired virtues under its new name" social justice

  • Welcome to Skeptics.SE! Could you a) make it clearer what the quote actually is, and b) provide a link to a source claiming that he said that? Right now, there's no indication that this claim is actually notable. – F1Krazy Feb 9 at 11:07

It is not impossible that Thomas Sowell said this or something similar, though it may be somone recasting one of his thoughts. He certainly said

Envy is always referred to by its political alias, 'social justice'

in Dismantling America and Other Controversial Essays (2011)

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  • Sounds like that would be the source of the rough paraphrasing – Felipe Feb 17 at 17:00

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