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Thomas Sowell: A Birthday Appreciation

featuring Thomas Sowellvia Forbes
Sunday, June 30, 2019

As I mentioned last month in an homage to one of his regular features, my intellectual hero is Thomas Sowell. Today is Dr. Sowell's 89th birthday. Since turning 80, he has published Intellectuals and Race, Wealth, Poverty, and Politics (with a second revised edition coming a year later), a couple of new editions of his Basic Economics, and Discrimination and Disparities. I read Sowell's memoir, A Personal Odyssey, in one sitting when it came out, and I've never read a Sowell book and thought it a poor use of my time.

Interviews

Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show (Part 1 Of 2)

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Saturday, June 29, 2019

(Part 1) Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "Race Madness At Oberlin College."

Interviews

Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show (Part 2 Of 2)

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Saturday, June 29, 2019

(Part 2) Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "Race Madness At Oberlin College."

In the News

Happy 89th Birthday (June 30) To Thomas Sowell, One Of The Greatest Living Economists

featuring Thomas Sowellvia American Enterprise Institute
Saturday, June 29, 2019

One of my all-time most favorite economists — Thomas Sowell — turns 89 tomorrow, he was born on June 30, 1930. Here is Thomas Sowell’s webpage and here is his Wikipedia entry. Milton Friedman once said, “The word ‘genius’ is thrown around so much that it’s becoming meaningless, but nevertheless I think Tom Sowell is close to being one.”

In the News

George Gilder: Cloud Computing Is Reaching Its Limits

quoting Peter M. Robinson, Hoover Institutionvia Mind Matters News
Saturday, June 29, 2019

The “cloud” isn’t something ethereal “up there,” Gilder reminds us; it is giant factory floors of computers.

In the News

Thomas Sowell Quotes

quoting Thomas Sowellvia American Enterprise Institute
Friday, June 28, 2019

It’s Thomas Sowell’s birthday on Sunday, and I’ll have a longer birthday post for Dr. Sowell tomorrow. For now, here are ten great quotes from the chapter “Random Thoughts” that appears in Sowell’s 2006 book “Ever Wonder Why? And Other Controversial Essays“:

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The 100th Anniversary Of The Treaty Of Versailles

by Peter R. Mansoorvia Military History in the News
Friday, June 28, 2019

Today the world celebrates one of the final centenarian milestones of the Great War, the signing by the victorious Allied Powers and defeated Germany of the Treaty of Versailles, which brought to an end the First World War. Although U.S. President Woodrow Wilson had hoped to conclude a peace based on his “14 Points” speech to Congress delivered on January 8, 1918, the blood debt incurred by the allies made such an idealistic peace impossible. Allied politicians had to justify to their constituencies the slaughter of a generation of young men in the trenches. One way to do this, in their eyes, was to ensure German militarism would never rise again.

Featured

Will Boris Johnson Break Up The Union?

by Niall Fergusonvia The Spectator
Saturday, June 29, 2019

I spent the early part of last week in London, filming what are known in the television trade as PTCs (‘pieces to camera’). These will form the connecting tissue for a three-part documentary series loosely based on my most recent book, The Square and the Tower. Ten years ago, I did a lot of this kind of thing. 

In the News

President Xi Of China Remains An Enigma

quoting Elizabeth Economyvia IDN-InDepthNews
Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Xi Jinping, president of China, remains an enigma. You watched him on television reviewing the dancing in Pyongyang in the company of Kim Jong-un and his face is near to expressionless when in repose. He doesn’t stand like an arrogant man and we recall that time when he went out to eat in a noodle cafe he joined the back of the queue. His face doesn’t look hard, as did Hitler’s or Stalin’s or Donald Trump’s and Boris Johnson’s do today.

In the News

A Trust Fund For Vets?

quoting John F. Coganvia American Enterprise Institute
Tuesday, June 25, 2019

If only it were all so simple! “We must be willing to pay any price, and bear any burden, to provide the full care, support, and resources to every single veteran who served every single one of us.”

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