The Thomas Sowell Reader

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Basic Books, 2011 - HISTORY - 558 pages
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These selections from the many writings of Thomas Sowell over a period of a half century cover social, economic, cultural, legal, educational, and political issues. The sources range from Dr. SowellOCOs letters, books, newspaper columns, and articles in both scholarly journals and popular magazines. The topics range from late-talking children to OC tax cuts for the rich, OCO baseball, race, war, the role of judges, medical care, and the rhetoric of politicians. These topics are dealt with by sometimes drawing on history, sometimes drawing on economics, and sometimes drawing on a sense of humor.
 

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User Review  - Naftoli - Goodreads

This collection of short essays is very enjoyable. Reading this volume is the next best thing to meeting Thomas Sowell & meeting for coffee and conversation over a year's time. :-) Read full review

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User Review  - Sandy - Goodreads

Ordered the book because I have enjoyed Sowell's editorials. He is an economist at a time when we wonder where the economy is going. He's African American and against affirmative action. He is a ... Read full review

Contents

Title Page
A DUTY TODIE? THE MONEYOF FOOLS
TWISTED HISTORY ANIMALRITES HUMAN LIVESTOCK THE EINSTEIN SYNDROME
GROWINGOLD FOREIGNDOMESTICS CRUEL COMPASSION
ECONOMICS
INDEX
Copyright

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A one-volume introduction to over three decades of the wide-ranging writings of one of America's most respected and cited authors.  The Thomas Sowell Reader includes essays on: Social Issues Economics Political Issues Legal Issues Race and Ethnicity Educational Issues Biographical Sketches Random Thoughts   "My hope is that this large selection of my writings will reduce the likelihood that readers will misunderstand what I have said on many controversial issues over the years.  Whether the reader will agree with all my conclusions is another question entirely.  But disagreements can be productive, while misunderstandings seldom are."                                                         --Thomas Sowell     Thomas Sowell has taught economics at Cornell, UCLA, Amherst, and other academic institutions, and his Basic Economics has been translated into six languages. He is currently a scholar in residence at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He has published in both academic journals and such popular media as the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Investors Business Daily, and Fortune, and he writes a syndicated column that appears in newspapers across the country.

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