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.

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.

Black Education Matters

Black Education Matters

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

Black Education Matters

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.

Moral Hazard

Moral Hazard

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

Black Identity

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

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...

‘Tax Cuts for the Rich’?

‘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.

Education at a Crossroads: Part II

Education at a Crossroads: Part II

One of the most successful schools I visited was in an aging building in a rundown ghetto neighborhood in New York, where a friend told me that I was “brave” — he meant foolhardy — to park a car.

Farewell By Dr. Thomas Sowell

Farewell By Dr. Thomas Sowell

Even the best things come to an end. After enjoying a quarter of a century of writing this column for Creators Syndicate, I have decided to stop. Age 86 is well past the usual retirement age, so the question is not why I am quitting, but why I kept at it so long.

Random Thoughts, Looking Back By Dr. Thomas Sowell

Random Thoughts, Looking Back By Dr. Thomas Sowell

Any honest man, looking back on a very long life, must admit — even if only to himself — being a relic of a bygone era. Having lived long enough to have seen both “the greatest generation” that fought World War II and the gratingest generation that we see all around us today, makes being a relic of the past more of a boast than an admission.

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