Thomas Sowell


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Thomas Sowell

An American economist born in 1930. He is known for his criticism of Marxism and for his advocacy of free market economics. He is also a critic of affirmative action and has sparked controversy for suggesting that some ethnic groups may be more intelligent, on average, than others.
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Thomas Sowell arrives at the correct diagnosis for our current malaise.
Leading conservative pundits, including Charles Krauthammer, Jonah Goldberg, and Thomas Sowell, have derided opposition to torture as "moral preening" or "moral exhibitionism.
Pearse joins a list of distinguished speakers at The Congressional Institute, including former President Richard Nixon, Newt Gingrich, Fred Barnes, Joe Paterno, Donald Rumsfeld and Thomas Sowell.
Affirmative Action Around the World: An Empirical Study, Thomas Sowell (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2004), 256 pp.
Basic Economics: A Citizen's Guide to the Economy Thomas Sowell New York: Basic Books, 2004, revised and expanded ed.
As American social commentator Thomas Sowell has suggested, many increasingly see reality as optional.
Connerly invokes such conservative African American commentators as Shelby Steele and Thomas Sowell, but he is not one of them either.
WITH APOLOGIES TO SPIKE LEE, I'd call "bamboozled" anyone who tosses Thomas Sowell, Shelby Steele, Abigail and Stephan Thernstrom, Stanley Crouch, and John McWhorter into a box labeled "racial conservatives" just because all these writers think that more pedagogical and legal color-coding would retard real diversity and justice.
But the real reason to read The Quest for Cosmic Justice is to share in the thinking process of Thomas Sowell, who is a truly remarkable person.
Thomas Sowell, a fellow of the Hoover Institution, warns that this tactic is guaranteed to set back the pro-life cause in the legislative and political arenas.
Shelby Steele, Clarence Thomas, and Thomas Sowell are the progenitors.
Those medals have been bestowed on Thomas Sowell and Shelby Steele, as well as the one awarded by the president to the Hoover Institution itself.