Thomas Sowell

Common Sense — Walter Williams Interviewed

The wisdom of Walter Williams is on exhibit in this interview with Ginni Thomas: What is the biggest threat to America? Which political party’s policies do more harm? If you were to sit down with President Obama, what would you say to him? Some argue more federal spending, not less, is needed to help the economy. What do you think [...]

Wisdom by Thomas Sowell

Regular readers know of my admiration for Thomas Sowell. He is truly one of our great treasures. Here are some examples of his wonderful wisdom as sent in by a reader:    

Tom Sowell Views Dinesh D’Souza’s Movie 2016

Dinesh D’Souza’s best-selling book, “The Roots of Obama’s Rage,” is the basis for the movie entitled 2016. I have not read the book nor seen the movie. Nor is the movie shown in many locations. Reviews are beginning to appear on the internet, although the background of most reviewers is mostly unknown to me. When Thomas Sowell viewed the movie and wrote [...]

Common Sense Video — Thomas Sowell Defends Robert Bork

Thomas Sowell speaks in support of Robert Bork. In doing so he defends legal principles that are pretty much ignored today. The hearings includee Joe Biden and Ted Kennedy with Mr. Biden questioning Mr. Sowell.

Common Sense Video — Thomas Sowell

This is the first in a series of video posts I will be putting up. The only common theme among them will be common sense, a scarce commodity in today’s world. I hope you enjoy them. Thomas Sowell is interviewed on a range of current events:

The Cruelest Law of All

Minimum wage is possibly the cruelest law ever. It makes it illegal for people with limited skills to be employed at a wage lower than a legally mandated level. Is the rate set too high? For most with skills, the law is irrelevant. However, for those who passed through dysfunctional government schools and learned little, it is an viciously cruel [...]

Who Do You Trust — Hayek, Sowell or Obama?

Peaceful societies and civilizations are highly complex organisms which no man can fully comprehend. They also tend to be rather rare. No man is capable of fully understanding them or recreating them. As Friedrich Hayek and his followers point out, complex systems evolve from ”human intent but not from human design.” Generations and generations of trial and error were involved. Successful societies [...]

Random Thoughts by Sowell

I enjoy most anything Thomas Sowell writes. Here is a particularly good random thoughts column, filled with delectable quotes: Random thoughts on the passing scene: How long do politicians have to keep on promising heaven and delivering hell before people catch on, and stop getting swept away by rhetoric? Why should being in a professional sport exempt anyone from prosecution [...]

Sowell on Obama

As America nears its end, political desperation sets in on both sides. Each side attempts to absolve itself from the blame that each deserves. There are no innocents in this tragedy. Both parties are to blame. Readers of different stripes will blame different parties for the collapse that is imminent. Sadly, there are few observers who have remained relatively above [...]

A Tragic Abuse of Statistics

Thomas Sowell has always been a clear thinker. He is a brilliant economist who also applied his skills to social and ethnic issues which he has written on both domestically and internationally. His work is heavily empirical with findings that usually contradict convenient political myths. In this piece Dr. Sowell attacks “the hoax that statistical differences in outcomes for different groups [...]

Tom Sowell’s Book Recommendations

Thomas Sowell recommends a list of books around Christmas time. His current list is out along with his comments. Here is one on Theodore Dalrymple: My all-time favorite among Theodore Dalrymple’s books is “Life at the Bottom.” (Buy the book in Kindle Edition for $5.00 by clicking here) It is based on his chilling experiences working in a low-income, predominantly white neighborhood in [...]