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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In endowing Thomas Sowell with those attributes to protect an unexcelled brilliance, God has blessed us all with a man in full, whose many and varied works will be read so as to understand our times long after they have passed and universal truths as long as they endure.
Thomas Sowell arrives at the correct diagnosis for our current malaise.
Renowned economist and author Thomas Sowell devotes this book to shattering many of the economic myths that still manage to thrive in the current information age.
That hasn't stopped supporters like syndicated columnist Thomas Sowell from stating ".
Creators Syndicate columnist Thomas Sowell has written about his experience having a piece wrongly attributed to him on the Web.
Leading conservative pundits, including Charles Krauthammer, Jonah Goldberg, and Thomas Sowell, have derided opposition to torture as "moral preening" or "moral exhibitionism.
Affirmative Action Around the World: An Empirical Study, Thomas Sowell (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2004), 256 pp.
As American social commentator Thomas Sowell has suggested, many increasingly see reality as optional.
By failing even to mention the work of so-called revisionist writers such as Thomas Sowell and Shelby Steele, Walton creates the impression that there is a consensus on the race issue, agreement that black victims are repressed by institutionalized white racism.
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.