Lessons From the Past

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. Seventy-one years ago this month — in January 1948 — a black, 17-year-old high...
Fact-Free Politics

Fact-Free Politics

In this era when there has been more information available to more people than at any time in the past, it is also true that there has been more misinformation from more different sources than ever. We are not talking about differences of opinion or inadequate...

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 pervasive myths and proposes...
Grow Up Donald Trump!

Grow Up Donald Trump!

Of all the many things said about Donald Trump, what was said by Roger Ailes, head of the Fox News Channel, said it all in just two words: “Grow up!” It is amazing how many people have been oblivious to this middle-aged man’s spoiled brat behavior,...
The Demand for Villains

The Demand for Villains

The latest tempest in a teapot controversy is over a lack of black nominees for this year’s Academy Awards in Hollywood. The assumption seems to be that different groups would be proportionally represented if somebody were not doing somebody else wrong. That...
Donald Trump is a Bad Deal for America

Donald Trump is a Bad Deal for America

Those of us who like to believe that human beings are rational can sometimes have a hard time trying to explain what is going on in politics. It is still a puzzle to me how millions of patriotic Americans could have voted in 2008 for a man who for 20 years —...

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, central heating, and cell phones. The real...

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