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  • The 30 Best Thomas Sowell Quotes

    07/11/2018 5:49:44 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 20 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11 July 2018 | John Hawkins
    Thomas Sowell is a prolific author and brilliant economist and he is about as good at distilling conservative wisdom into pithy quotes as anyone you will ever read. If you think there’s not enough extraordinary brilliance left in the world, let me introduce you to Thomas Sowell, one of the greatest minds of our generation. 30. “The problem isn’t that Johnny can’t read. The problem isn’t even that Johnny can’t think. The problem is that Johnny doesn’t know what thinking is; he confuses it with feeling.” 29. “One of the consequences of such notions as ‘entitlements’ is that people who...
  • Happy 88th birthday to Thomas Sowell, one of the greatest living economists

    07/03/2018 7:39:32 AM PDT · by Hawthorn · 135 replies
    AEIcdeas ^ | June 30, 2018 | Mark J. Perry
    [T]here is no economist alive today who has done more to eloquently, articulately, and persuasively advance the principles of economic freedom, limited government, individual liberty, and a free society than Thomas Sowell. In terms of both his quantity of work (at least 45 books and several thousand newspaper columns) and the consistently excellent and crystal-clear quality of his writing, I don’t think any living free-market economist even comes close to matching Sowell’s prolific record.
  • White House Petition for Dr. Thomas Sowell

    A petition has been started to recognize Dr. Sowell's contributions but they need 100,000 signatures. Please click on link to sign it. You will get an email link for verification. Please share on FB, Twitter and other sites. Thank you.
  • Oh, Say Kanye Sees

    05/02/2018 2:20:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 2, 2018 | Ben Shapiro
    It's easy to dismiss Kanye West. It's easy to dismiss him because he's nutty. This is a fellow who tweets about antique fish tanks and fur pillows. This is the guy who calls himself Yeezus (after Jesus) and suggested that then-President George W. Bush didn't care about black people in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. He isn't exactly known for his bouts of emotional stability. And in our celebrity-driven culture, we shouldn't pay too much attention to those who haven't spent a lot of time studying policy. That's how we end up with celebrity politicians, emotion-driven policy and reality television...
  • Thomas Sowell's Last Word?

    04/28/2018 9:58:55 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 41 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 28, 2018 | Richard Kirk
    Discrimination and Disparities by Thomas Sowell, Basic Books, New York, March 20, 2018 (143 pages, $28.00, hardcover) "Just the facts, ma'am." That was Joe Friday's interrogation refrain on Dragnet. The same comment could serve as the subtitle of Thomas Sowell's recent book, Discrimination and Disparities. Few works on politically explosive topics maintain such a consistent focus on empirical evidence while avoiding rhetorical jabs at opponents. On the other hand, empirical evidence cuts deep, especially when critics can't protest the author's "nasty" style. As radio talker Larry Elder observes, "[f]acts are to liberals what kryptonite is to Superman." Sowell's title, if...
  • YouTube Temporarily Demonetizes Dave Rubin Interview with Thomas Sowell

    04/23/2018 11:11:44 PM PDT · by grundle · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 23, 2018 | Lucas Nolan
    YouTube reportedly demonetized an interview with Dave Rubin of the popular internet show the Rubin Report and American political philosopher and author Thomas Sowell. The video was monetized shortly after Rubin publicly demanded an explanation from YouTube. Dave Rubin, the host of the Rubin Report, an internet series in which Rubin interviews a number of media and internet personalities, took to Twitter to reveal that an interview he conducted with political philosopher and author Thomas Sowell had been demonetized. When a video is demonetized, it means that the creator of the video no longer receives a percentage of ad revenue...
  • "The Rubin Report with Thomas Sowell: Discrimination and Disparities" (46:41)

    04/18/2018 8:33:00 AM PDT · by Voption · 2 replies
    Rubin Report via YouTube ^ | April 18, 2018 | Dave Rubin/ Dr. Thomas Sowell
    "Dr. Thomas Sowell (Economist and Author) joins Dave [Rubin] to discuss his new book “Discrimination & Disparities.” They dive into Dr. Sowell’s Marxist past, free speech on college campuses, the role of government, minimum wage laws, his experience as a black conservative, debunking systemic racism, and more."
  • Sowell - Trying to Find His Example of the Failure of Affirmative Action in His Books Help!

    09/29/2017 2:58:19 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 6 replies
    Cultures series? | 09.29.17 | chickensoup
    Sowell - I am Trying to Find His Example of the Failure of Affirmative Action in His Books. I think it was the Cultures series, He spoke about a small country or island that implemented affirmative action policies for its minorities and ended up with civil war and genocide. Has anyone read his books and can come up with the example for me? I have looked but I do not have all his books. I think it is an important example to disseminate far and wide.
  • The Shameful Blackout of Thomas, Sowell and Williams

    08/10/2017 6:41:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 10, 2017 | Larry Elder
    Clarence Thomas, one of nine members of the Supreme Court and the second black to ever join the Court, is not in the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. Asked to explain Thomas' absence, the chief spokeswoman for the Smithsonian said, "The museum's exhibitions are based on themes, not individuals." Yet the museum plans to add a popular local D.C. television news broadcaster. The museum's founding director, Lonnie Bunch, said the broadcaster "symbolized that it was really important that America was changing and his presence was a symbol of that change." And Thomas, raised in...
  • Happy 87th birthday (June 30) to economist Thomas Sowell

    07/03/2017 8:20:49 AM PDT · by Hawthorn · 24 replies
    AEI Ideas ^ | June 29, 2017 | Mark Perry
    In my opinion, there is no economist alive today who has done more to eloquently, articulately, and persuasively advance the principles of economic freedom, limited government, individual liberty, and a free society than Thomas Sowell. In terms of both his quantity of work (at least 40 books and several thousand newspaper columns) and the consistently excellent and crystal-clear quality of his writing, I don’t think any living free-market economist even comes close to matching Sowell’s prolific record of writing about economics.
  • Epic fail: Every student flunks state exam ( Baltimore )

    05/31/2017 6:24:58 PM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    WND ^ | 5/31/2017 | Art Moore
    Zero proficiency in math, English in probe of 6 inner-city schools. In an astonishing outcome, an investigation of six Baltimore schools found not a single student passed the state’s proficiency test in the subjects of math and English. ... In February, columnist Thomas Sowell, noting “most public schools in most low-income, inner-city neighborhoods produce educational outcomes that are far below the outcomes in other neighborhoods,” observed that many teachers who use unorthodox methods to reverse that trend encounter opposition from the education establishment. He said that in his 40 years of observing successful minority schools, he was struck “by how...
  • 'Tax Cuts for the Rich'?

    05/02/2017 4:06:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 1, 2017 | Thomas Sowell
    One of the painful realities of our times is how long a political lie can survive, even after having been disproved years ago, or even generations ago. A classic example is the phrase "tax cuts for the rich," which is loudly proclaimed by opponents, whenever there is a proposal to reduce tax rates. The current proposal to reduce federal tax rates has revived this phrase, which was disproved by facts, as far back as the 1920s -- and by now should be called "tax lies for the gullible." How is the claim of "tax cuts for the rich" false?...
  • A Road Map for Dealing With Campus Radicals

    04/28/2017 5:22:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 28, 2017 | Mona Charen
    Jonathan Haidt is a member of one of America's smallest fraternities -- those who attempt to see beyond their own prejudices. In the left-leaning Chronicle of Higher Education, he notes that "intimidation is the new normal" on college campuses. The examples are well-known: The shout-down/shutdown of Heather Mac Donald at Claremont McKenna College; the riots sparked by Milo Yiannopoulos at Berkeley; the experience of Charles Murray at Middlebury College, where he and professor Allison Stanger were physically assaulted by a mob. Stanger was sent to the hospital with injuries. She said she feared for her life. Haidt writes: "We are...
  • FIRING LINE 21ST CENTURY w/host THOMAS SOWELL (a proposal)

    04/20/2017 10:49:55 AM PDT · by jobim · 9 replies
    vanity | 4/20/2017 | vanity
    With the focus on political talk shows in the wake of the BOR episode, it's a good time to consider another format, one that Buckley kept alive 33 years.
  • Sowell: The Real Lessons of Middlebury College

    03/13/2017 12:52:57 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 13, 2017 | Thomas Sowell
    Many people seem shocked at the recent savagery of a mob of students at Middlebury College, who rioted to prevent Charles Murray from addressing a student group who had invited him to speak. They also inflicted injuries requiring hospitalization on a woman from the faculty who was with him. Where have all these shocked people been all these years? What happened at Middlebury College has been happening for decades, all across the country, from Berkeley to Harvard. Moreover, even critics of the Middlebury College rioters betray some of the same irresponsible mindset as that of the young rioters. The moral...
  • Sowell: Education at a Crossroads: Part II

    02/04/2017 12:31:34 PM PST · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 4, 2017 | Thomas Sowell
    One of the painful realities of our time is that most public schools in most low-income, inner-city neighborhoods produce educational outcomes that are far below the outcomes in other neighborhoods, and especially in more affluent neighborhoods. Attempts to assign blame are too numerous to name, much less explore. But as someone who has, for more than 40 years, been researching those particular minority schools that have been successful, I am struck both by their success and by how varied are the ways that success has been achieved. In doing research for a 1976 article, "Patterns of Black Excellence," I discovered...
  • Sowell: Education at a Crossroads

    02/04/2017 12:22:03 PM PST · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 4, 2017 | Thomas Sowell
    In just a matter of days -- perhaps next Monday -- a decision will be made in Washington affecting the futures of millions of children in low-income communities, and in the very troubled area of race relations in America. An opportunity has arisen -- belatedly -- that may not come again in this generation. That is an opportunity to greatly expand the kinds of schools that have successfully educated, to a high level, inner-city youngsters whom the great bulk of public schools fail to educate to even minimally adequate levels. What may seem on the surface to be merely a...
  • Thank You, Professor Sowell

    12/28/2016 4:21:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 28, 2016 | Michelle Malkin
    I first read Thomas Sowell in college -- no thanks to my college. At the majority of America's institutions of "higher learning," reading Thomas Sowell was a subversive act in the early 1990s when I was a student. It remains so today. Why? Because the prolific libertarian economist's vast body of work is a clarion rejection of all the liberal intelligentsia hold dear. Among the left's most corrosive ideas is the concept of perpetual and permanent racial victimhood, which social engineers pretend to rectify through federally mandated, taxpayer-subsidized preferential policies. Sowell's groundbreaking academic analyses of these programs in the...
  • Farewell

    12/27/2016 4:33:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 27, 2016 | Thomas Sowell
    Even the best things come to an end. After enjoying a quarter of a century of writing this column for Creators Syndicate, I have decided to stop. Age 86 is well past the usual retirement age, so the question is not why I am quitting, but why I kept at it so long. It was very fulfilling to be able to share my thoughts on the events unfolding around us, and to receive feedback from readers across the country -- even if it was impossible to answer them all. Being old-fashioned, I liked to know what the facts were...
  • Farewell (Dr. Thomas Sowell retires)

    12/26/2016 11:12:14 AM PST · by jazusamo · 66 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | December 27, 2016 | Thomas Sowell
    Even the best things come to an end. After enjoying a quarter of a century of writing this column for Creators Syndicate, I have decided to stop. Age 86 is well past the usual retirement age, so the question is not why I am quitting, but why I kept at it so long. It was very fulfilling to be able to share my thoughts on the events unfolding around us, and to receive feedback from readers across the country — even if it was impossible to answer them all. Being old-fashioned, I liked to know what the facts were before...