Thomas Sowell

Thomas Sowell has published a large volume of writing. His dozen books, as well as numerous articles and essays, cover a wide range of topics, from classic economic theory to judicial activism, from civil rights to choosing the right college. Please contact your local newspaper editor if you want to read the THOMAS SOWELL column in your hometown paper.

Walter E. Williams 1936-2020

Walter Williams (1936-2020) “was my best friend for half a century. There was no one I trusted more or whose integrity I respected more.” – Thomas Sowell

Black Education Matters

Everything depends on how well Republicans inform black voters and how receptive those voters are to breaking their old voting habits.

The ‘Diversity’ Fraud

what justifies diversity? Nothing but unsupported assertions, repeated endlessly, piously and loudly.

Black Education Matters

Ordinarily, it is not a good idea to base how you vote on just one issue. But if black lives really matter, as they should matter like all other lives, then it is hard to see any racial issue that matters as much as education.

On July 4th: Love America or Lose Her

Patriotism is more than a sentiment. It is a necessity. To keep what history has presented to us, Americans must either love it or lose it. Balkanize America and you risk becoming the Balkans.

Moral Hazard

Although “moral hazard” is an insurance term, it applies to other government policies besides insurance.

Video: Thomas Sowell on Wealth, Poverty, and Politics

Thomas Sowell discusses poverty around the world and in the United States. Poverty in America, he says, compared to the rest of the world, is not severe. Many poor people in poverty in the United States have one or two cars,...

Black Identity

Multiculturalism today celebrates all cultures but it is the poor who ultimately pay the price of that celebration in stunted development, missed opportunities and blighted lives.

Lessons From the Past

The opportunities open to my young relatives in Harlem — and to other young blacks elsewhere — were not nearly as good as the opportunities open to me back in 1948.

Fact-Free Politics

On attacking mythical “climate change denier” and “trickle-down theorist” straw men to hide the real issues.

Thomas Sowell on the Myths of Economic Inequality

Thomas Sowell discusses economic inequality, racial inequality, and the myths that have continued to falsely describe the system of poverty among different racial and economic classes. Sowell explains the economic theories behind these...

Moral Bankruptcy of Teachers’ Unions and Their Politicians

A Success Academy charter elementary school in Harlem had a higher proportion of the children in one of its classes pass the statewide math exam than in any other class at the same grade level, anywhere in the state of New York.

‘Tax Cuts for the Rich’?

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.

The Real Lessons of Middlebury College

So long as academia talks demographic “diversity” and practices groupthink when it comes to ideas, we have little reason to expect better of student mobs that riot with impunity.

 

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