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Thomas Sowell is the Rose and Milton Friedman Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University.

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Obres de Thomas Sowell

The Vision of the Anointed (1995) 863 exemplars
Black Rednecks and White Liberals (2005) 822 exemplars
Economic Facts and Fallacies (2008) 740 exemplars
Intellectuals and Society (2010) 582 exemplars
Applied Economics (2004) 515 exemplars
Race and Culture: A World View (1994) 504 exemplars
The Quest for Cosmic Justice (1999) 461 exemplars
Knowledge & Decisions (1980) 364 exemplars
Discrimination and Disparities (2018) 340 exemplars
Ethnic America: A History (1981) 330 exemplars
Inside American Education (1993) 286 exemplars
The Housing Boom and Bust (2009) 266 exemplars
Marxism: Philosophy and Economics (1985) 240 exemplars
A Personal Odyssey (2000) 220 exemplars
The Thomas Sowell Reader (2011) 185 exemplars
Intellectuals and Race (2013) 167 exemplars
Social Justice Fallacies (2023) 101 exemplars
On Classical Economics (2006) 92 exemplars
A Man of Letters (2007) 77 exemplars
Late-Talking Children (1997) 77 exemplars
Markets and Minorities (1981) 55 exemplars
Race and Economics (1975) 33 exemplars
Some Thoughts about Writing (2001) 10 exemplars
American Ethnic Groups (1978) (1978) 6 exemplars
Race, Culture, and Equality (1998) 3 exemplars
Endangered Freedom (1988) 2 exemplars
New Black Voices (1924) 1 exemplars
Fakty i mity w ekonomii (2008) 1 exemplars
Applied Economics 1 exemplars
Patterns of Black Excellence (1977) 1 exemplars

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On the Firing Line: The Public Life of Our Public Figures (1989) — Col·laborador — 113 exemplars
Keeping the Tablets: Modern American Conservative Thought (1988) — Col·laborador — 58 exemplars
Good Order: Right Answers to Contemporary Questions (1995) — Col·laborador — 23 exemplars
Race Relations: Opposing Viewpoints (2000) — Col·laborador — 14 exemplars

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That this nonagenarian hasn't won a Nobel prize is a travesty. (Friedman did.) The man is a national treasure. His writing is lucid, his arguments are cogent, his documentation is impeccable.

Sowell here builds on his previous works and extends it into a discourse against some of the arguments, if they can be called that, of the Social Justice Warriors who inhabit and inhibit academe, politics, and society in these wayward days. He takes on the fallacy that people are "equal" in any sense but legally/politically, i.e., the fallacy that there should be "equity" among groups. He takes on fallacies of racial disparities. He takes on what he calls the "chess pieces" fallacy, the idea that people don't change their behavior due to changes in stimuli. He takes on what he calls "knowledge fallacies," i.e., that some people have better knowledge and should tell you what to do. Or, that, in Reagan's words (Sowell doesn't quote him, but I will) that "a little intellectual elite in a far-distant capitol can plan our lives for us better than we can plan them ourselves."

The book is slim, so I won't go into specific detail. The main text is in large font and only comprises 130 pages (the notes occupy pp. 131-188; the index pp. 189-201). Buy it, read it. It is amazing and his argumentation is thorough, his writing engaging, and his conclusions are bold and common-sensical.
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tuckerresearch | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | Feb 2, 2024 |
Sowell takes the POV that one of the primary factor in economic and cultural advance is human capital: the knowledge and skills acquired by peoples either through their own efforts or through contact with other cultures. Cultures that are isolated by rough terrain, water or great distances are disadvantaged. Conquest can destroy human capital, as when barbarians invade and destroy both the humans and the artefacts of a higher culture but it can also bring advantages as when conquering nations impose peace on warring groups, improve transportation, bring new skills, etc.… (més)
 
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ritaer | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | Jan 23, 2024 |
This is a cogent and articulate expression of ideas by one of America's prominent thinkers. Intellectuals are dedicated to shaping public opinion in ways that affect the actions of power holders in democratic societies, whether or not those power holders accept the general vision or the particular policies favored by intellectuals. As a recovering academic, I understand at first-hand how the author shows that usually intellectuals have been proved not only wrong, but grossly and disastrously wrong in their prescriptions for the ills of society.… (més)
 
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gmicksmith | Hi ha 15 ressenyes més | Jan 6, 2024 |
Absolutely incredible. Mr. Sowell is very clear in his arguments and provides citations that cover one third of the pages in his book.
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