Thomas Sowell





Thomas Sowell

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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...more


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Basic Economics: A Citizen'...
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Economic Facts and Fallacies
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The Vision of the Anointed:...
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Applied Economics: Thinking...
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A Conflict Of Visions
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Intellectuals and Society
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The Housing Boom and Bust
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The Quest for Cosmic Justice
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Knowledge And Decisions
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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.”
Thomas Sowell, Barbarians inside the Gates and Other Controversial Essays

“When you want to help people, you tell them the truth. When you want to help yourself, you tell them what they want to hear.”
Thomas Sowell

“It’s amazing how much panic one honest man can spread among a multitude of hypocrites. ”
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¿Cual es el aforismo que expresa mejor, en tu opinión, tu punto de vista liberal y personal?

"Mind your own business"
 
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Una sociedad de ovejas engendrará con el tiempo un gobierno de lobos.Bertrand De Jouvenel
 
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Cada uno de nosotros tiene el derecho natural, dado por Dios, de defender su persona, su libertad y su propiedad.Bastiat, Frederick
 
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Dale un pez a un hombre y comerá un día; enseñalo a pescar y comerá siempre.
 
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La pregunta no es quién va a permitírmelo; es quién va a detenerme.Ayn Rand
 
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Nada es más fácil que tener buenas intenciones; pero cuando no se entiende cómo funciona una economía las buenas intenciones pueden llevar a consecuencias desastrosas.Thomas Sowell
 
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El socielismo es un sistema que prefiere que los pobres sean más pobres con tal que los ricos sean menos ricos.Margaret Thatcher
 
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