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  • Why Progressives and Conservatives Can’t Seem to Agree about Justice

    02/15/2021 10:49:20 AM PST · by Twotone · 26 replies
    Foundation for Economic Education ^ | February 14, 2021 | Kyla Hatcher
    Many Americans today continue to talk past each other in their discussions of justice. Progressives often see conservatives as insensitive and lacking compassion for the poor and oppressed. They march and protest in the streets for justice and view conservatives’ lack of protest as signs of their racism and privilege. Meanwhile, many conservatives cannot understand how progressives can see their tactics as just. They watch the protesters loot and burn cities and gape at the lawlessness of these social “justice” warriors. The reason why there can be no actual conversation between these groups is that they do not share the...
  • Thomas Sowell documentary

    01/27/2021 10:41:24 AM PST · by cuban leaf · 7 replies
    Free to choose network ^ | 1/25/2021 | free to choose network
    This is a video documentary on Thomas Sowell that I highly recommend.
  • Thomas Sowell EDUCATES Joe Biden (1987 flashback)

    01/26/2021 7:57:31 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 12 replies
    You Tube ^ | 11/26/20 | Thomas Sowell
    In this video, Thomas Sowell schools Joe Biden on Affirmative action.
  • Walter E. Williams 1936-2020

    12/02/2020 7:21:22 PM PST · by rktman · 53 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 12/2/2020 | Thomas Sowell
    Walter Williams loved teaching. Unlike too many other teachers today, he made it a point never to impose his opinions on his students. Those who read his syndicated newspaper columns know that he expressed his opinions boldly and unequivocally there. But not in the classroom. Walter once said he hoped that, on the day he died, he would have taught a class that day. And that is just the way it was, when he died on Wednesday, December 2, 2020. He was my best friend for half a century. There was no one I trusted more or whose integrity I...
  • Black Education Matters

    10/30/2020 3:59:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 30, 2020 | Thomas Sowell
    Most Americans would probably be shocked and angry if they knew all the dirty tricks used to sabotage charter schools that are successfully educating low-income minority children. This is not "systemic racism." It is plain old selfishness on the part of traditional public school officials and teachers unions protecting their own vested interests. Most of us might see charter schools that succeed where traditional public schools have failed as welcome news, especially in minority communities where there is so much bad news. But, when there are a million public school students on waiting lists to get into charter schools nationwide,...
  • Book Review: 'Economic Facts and Fallacies' by Sowell

    09/02/2020 7:24:51 PM PDT · by tbw2 · 6 replies
    Hubpages ^ | Nov 5, 2019 | Tamara Wilhite
    “Economic Facts and Fallacies” by Thomas Sowell came out in 2008, but like many of Thomas Sowell’s other books on economics, it remains a classic. What are the strengths and weaknesses of this book? How does it compare to his other major works?
  • 'Discrimination and Disparities' by Thomas Sowell, a Book Review

    09/01/2020 9:52:49 AM PDT · by tbw2 · 3 replies
    Owlcation ^ | November 13, 2018 | Tamara Wilhite
    “Discrimination and Disparities” is a 2018 book by Thomas Sowell. While it addresses racism and class bias, it delves into many other disparities and forms of discrimination. It discusses the literal social and economic costs of disparities and actual discrimination while explaining how most disparities are not due to actual discrimination. What are the points in favor and against this Thomas Sowell book? What can you learn from this book that hasn’t been addressed in his many other works?
  • Book Review: 'Economic Facts and Fallacies' by Sowell

    08/22/2020 4:57:58 PM PDT · by tbw2 · 8 replies
    Owlcation ^ | November 5, 2019 | Tamara Wilhite
    “Economic Facts and Fallacies” by Thomas Sowell came out in 2008, but like many of Thomas Sowell’s other books on economics, it remains a classic. What are the strengths and weaknesses of this book? How does it compare to his other major works?
  • The Nonconformist: Over a lifetime of scholarship and public engagement, economist Thomas Sowell has illuminated controversial topics such as race, poverty, and culture.

    08/03/2020 8:46:20 AM PDT · by karpov · 15 replies
    City Journal ^ | Summer 2020 | Coleman Hughes
    Measured by his contributions to economics, political theory, and intellectual history, Thomas Sowell ranks among the towering intellects of our time. Yet, rare among such thinkers, Sowell manages never to provoke, in the reader, the feeling of being towered over. As Kevin Williamson observed, Sowell is “that rarest of things among serious academics: plainspoken.” From 1991 until 2016, his nationally syndicated column set the bar for clear writing, though the topics he covered were often complex. “Too many academics write as if plain English is beneath their dignity,” Sowell once said, “and some seem to regard logic as an unconstitutional...
  • Thomas Sowell on Charter Schools: Education for Students, Not Unions

    07/14/2020 8:11:27 AM PDT · by karpov · 11 replies
    American Spectator ^ | July 14, 2020 | Bob Luddy
    Thomas Sowell is a truth seeker who grew up in Harlem and is one of the wisest men of our times. In his new book, Charter Schools and Their Enemies — published on June 30, 2020, his 90th birthday — he exposes the hypocrisy of our politicians, teachers’ unions, and public school bureaucrats. To do so, Sowell compares New York City’s charter schools to its public ones. For example, Success Academy (47 New York City schools) and KIPP Academy (15 NYC schools), both public charter schools, have established the best K-12 schools in Harlem and have demonstrated the ability to...
  • What Thomas Sowell Believes May Be the 'Point of No Return in This Country'

    07/13/2020 7:59:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/13/2020 | Leah Barkoukis
    Mark Levin, host of “Life, Liberty & Levin,” described the 2020 election on Sunday as one of the most important in American history. Beyond looking at the candidates, Levin said the election pits the ideologies behind the 1619 project against the 1776 project, “and you can see where the Democrats have tied into the 1619 project, and many of the Republicans are trying to defend the founding in the 1776 project.” Speaking with economist Thomas Sowell, Levin asked if he saw the election that way. “What I see is if the election goes to Biden then there is a good...
  • Sowell At 90. Isn't It High Time More of Us Listened to This Man?

    07/13/2020 4:49:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 108 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 13, 2020 | Mark DeVine
    Fifty-five-plus books on the table and more on the way. Charter Schools and Their Enemies, another bestseller, is hot off the press. The Thomas Sowell corpus stands as one of the rare and most impressive monuments of massive and meticulous research ever erected on this earth by one person. He came up from 1930s poverty-stricken Jim Crow North Carolina, a high school dropout, a stint with the United States Marine Corps, scraping and clawing his way through the streets of post-Renaissance Harlem and then the halls of Harvard, Columbia, and the University of Chicago (Ph.D.), and now he has four...
  • Walter Williams: Thomas Sowell, an Underappreciated American Scholar

    06/30/2020 8:17:31 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    CNSNews ^ | June 30, 2020 | Walter E. Williams
    Dr. Thomas Sowell has been both a friend and a colleague of mine for over a half-century. On June 30, he will have completed his 90th year of life, and I want to highlight some important features of that life. Sowell was born in Gastonia, North Carolina, in 1930. As part of the great black migration northward during the 1930s and '40s, he and his family moved to Harlem, New York. Sowell attended the prestigious Stuyvesant High School, but dropped out. In 1951, he was drafted into the military and assigned to the U.S. Marine Corps, where he became a...
  • An Underappreciated American Scholar

    06/27/2020 3:54:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 27, 2020 | Walter E. Williams
    Dr. Thomas Sowell has been both a friend and a colleague of mine for over a half-century. On June 30, he will have completed his 90th year of life, and I want to highlight some important features of that life. Sowell was born in Gastonia, North Carolina, in 1930. As part of the Great Migration northward during the 1930s and '40s, he and his family moved to Harlem, New York. Sowell attended the prestigious Stuyvesant High School but dropped out. In 1951, he was drafted into the military and assigned to the U.S. Marine Corps, where he became a photographer....
  • Dr. Sowell Asks A Simple Question

    06/23/2020 5:30:53 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 13 replies
    MOTUS ^ | 6-23-20 | MOTUS
    Some of us of a certain age have been asking the same question for a long while now. Since when are Americans so compliant, so acquiescent, so, so…fearful? Historians of the future will have a hard time figuring out how so many organized groups of strident jackasses succeeded in leading us around by the nose and morally intimidating the majority into silence. — Thomas Sowell (@ThomasSowell) June 22, 2020 Worse than silent really, complicit. Whether we are talking about COVID or BLM, facemasks or prostration, people can’t wait to get onboard the train. Good training for your lives under Islam...
  • Thomas Sowell: Black Wisdom Matters - The Promise of Black Politicians

    06/22/2020 5:57:08 AM PDT · by OddLane · 10 replies
    Youtube ^ | 6/21/20 | LibertyPen
    Thomas Sowell, Jason Riley, Bob Woodson, Walter E Williams and Shelby Steele look at the promises and delivery of politicians representing the ethnic grievance industry.
  • Quotes from Thomas Sowell on racism & politics

    06/10/2020 5:53:54 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 19 replies
    People sometimes ask if I have tried to convince black “leaders” to take a different view on racial issues. Of course not. I wouldn't spend my time trying to persuade the mafia to give up crime. Why should I spend time trying to convince race hustlers to give up victimhood? * * * * * * * * * * A higher percentage of Republicans than Democrats voted for the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. It was Republicans whose “Philadelphia Plan” in the 1970s sought to break the construction unions' racial barriers that...
  • Intellectuals versus Common Sense

    06/06/2020 6:05:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | June 6, 2020 | Robert Curry
    In his book Intellectuals and Society, Thomas Sowell takes America's "public intellectuals" on a well deserved trip to the woodshed. He makes many interesting claims, including this one: "The unarticulated cultural distillations of mass experience over the generations are often summarily dismissed as mere prejudices [by public intellectuals]." "The unarticulated cultural distillations of mass experience over the generations." What is Sowell referring to? Why, common sense, of course. In fact, every book and every article Sowell has written is replete with common sense. Sowell is a true master of common sense. I have written two books with "common sense" in...
  • Today's Quotefall Puzzle by Thomas Sowell

    06/02/2020 7:11:04 AM PDT · by GOP Congress · 1 replies
    Self-Published | 6/2/2020 | Self-Published
    Today's Quotefall Puzzle features a quote by Thomas Sowell. Click puzzle (or click here) for full size rendition, then use your browser's print command to print puzzle. Thomas Sowell is one of America's greatest intellectuals, having authored several books on economics and self-reliance. His quote comes from a recent opinion on the recent US riots. All hints, along with the answer, are provided in the first reply comment below, using filtered font to prevent accidental spoilers. Please refrain from disclosing the full answer in comments to prevent spoilers.To solve the puzzle: Enter the letters in the top half (letter columns) of the...
  • In the end, it is the face mask that is the clearest symbol of America’s divide

    05/27/2020 5:39:38 AM PDT · by george76 · 139 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 27, 2020 | Patricia McCarthy
    The mask is essentially useless: The mask is not an adequate defense against the COVID-19 virus... The virus checks in at somewhere between 0.06 and 0.14 microns, meaning it’s too small for any commercially available mask to effectively filter it out. The pores on an N95 mask, which are the best masks you’re reasonably going to find, and the vast, vast majority of you are not going to have N95 masks but rather cloth masks, which perform far less well, are 0.3 microns ... Staten Island a mob of “karens” forced a woman from a store for not wearing a...