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.
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.

Fact-Free Politics

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

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.

Grow Up Donald Trump!

It is amazing how many people have been oblivious to this middle-aged man’s spoiled brat behavior, his childish boastfulness about things he says he is going to do, and his petulant response to every criticism with ad hominem replies.

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.

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,...

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