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Happy Birthday, Thomas Sowell

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

The one constant on display through all these topics is an irrepressible mind digging through the data in order to understand the complex reality underneath. His intellectual process, plus his ability to write quickly, have resulted in dozens of books and hundreds upon hundreds of newspaper columns that have helped many of us learn. 

In the News

Thomas Sowell At 90 Is More Relevant Than Ever

featuring Thomas Sowellvia National Review
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Yesterday, Thomas Sowell turned 90. And he is more relevant than ever. Sowell, a frequent contributor to National Review and prodigious scholar, has delivered yet another insightful and accessible book, Charter Schools and Their Enemies. It was released on his birthday — a gift from Sowell to the rest of us.

In the News

Slavery Not Only Thing America Is About

mentioning Thomas Sowell, Shelby Steelevia Boston Herald
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

The New York Times last year came up with a project to debase America, to say this country is about nothing but slavery, that the institution has determined everything we are, that it instructs us to this day on the maltreatment of Black people. The Revolutionary War was fought to keep it going and the pretenses of liberty and equality have been just that, pretenses. Slavery even fashioned a capitalism that maintains its evils and built our economy, we learn.

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Ensuring America’s Innovation In Artificial Intelligence

featuring Fei-Fei Livia Hoover Podcasts
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Listen to the discussion with Condoleezza Rice of the Hoover Institution and Fei-Fei Li of the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI) sharing their ideas on  Ensuring America’s Innovation in Artificial Intelligence.

In the News

Opening Up For Democracy

cited Barry R. Weingastvia Tribune
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

There is a plethora of studies attempting to explain the social order.

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Pacific Century: Asia’s Chinese Democracy

interview with Michael R. Auslin, John Yoovia The Pacific Century
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

An Interview with Taiwan’s Foreign Minister Joseph Wu.

Thomas Sowell in front of a black background with an Uncommon Knowledge mug
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Thomas Sowell, An Intellectual Giant

by David R. Henderson featuring Thomas Sowellvia Defining Ideas
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

An American sage turns 90. 

Thomas Sowell lauds Friedman’s life and his impact on modern economics and public policy.
In the News

Thomas Sowell: The Left’s Marxist Ideology Is A Fragile ‘House Of Cards’ Beneath The Howling Surface

featuring Thomas Sowellvia Business and Politics
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Economist Thomas Sowell says the left’s hair-brained Marxist ideology is so fragile that it “falls apart like a house of cards” under the slightest scrutiny.

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What Our Business Leaders Have Been Catching Up On During Quarantine

cited Andrew Robertsvia CSQ
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The CSQ community around the world is turning to books for everything from practical wisdom to something light and fun. Some are savoring the chance to learn new ideas and principles, ranging from the culinary and physical to the philosophical and spiritual. Here’s a list of some of the books keeping their inspiring minds afloat.

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Thomas Sowell Tells Mark Levin Left-Wing Ideology 'Falls Apart Like A House Of Cards' When You Demand Facts

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Fox News
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Author and Hoover Institution senior fellow Thomas Sowell said on Tuesday that much of the left's ideology "falls apart like a house of cards" under scrutiny.

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