Thomas Sowell





Thomas Sowell


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in North Carolina, The United States
June 30, 1930

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Thomas Sowell is an American economist, social commentator, and author of dozens of books. He often writes from an economically laissez-faire perspective. He is currently a senior fellow of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. In 1990, he won the Francis Boyer Award, presented by the American Enterprise Institute. In 2002 he was awarded the National Humanities Medal for prolific scholarship melding history, economics, and political science.

Sowell was born in North Carolina, where, he recounted in his autobiography, A Personal Odyssey, his encounters with Caucasians were so limited he didn't believe that "yellow" was a hair color. He moved to Harlem, New York City with his mother's sister (whom he believed was his mother); his fath
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Basic Economics: A Citizen'...

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Economic Facts and Fallacies

4.15 avg rating — 2,068 ratings — published 2007 — 3 editions
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Black Rednecks & White Libe...

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Intellectuals and Society

4.19 avg rating — 1,210 ratings — published 2009 — 19 editions
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A Conflict Of Visions: Ideo...

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The Vision of the Anointed:...

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Applied Economics: Thinking...

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The Housing Boom and Bust

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Knowledge And Decisions

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The Quest for Cosmic Justice

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“I have never understood why it is "greed" to want to keep the money you have earned but not greed to want to take somebody else's money.”
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