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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 in such... show more



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 in such popular media as the Wall Street Journal, Forbes magazine and Fortune, and writes a syndicated column that appears in newspapers across the country.

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Birth date: June 30, 1930
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davdittrich read
davdittrich read rated it 11 years ago
http://pro-libertate.net/20110914/175-read-classical-economics
Never Read Passively
Never Read Passively rated it 11 years ago
This is a strange book. It's an intellectual speaking out against his profession. Sowell defines intellectuals as a people for whom ideas are the beginning and ending of their work. Tenured professors are the most ready example, but intellectuals can also be found outside academia. For example autho...
Never Read Passively
Never Read Passively rated it 11 years ago
Sowell's arguments are more complex than this, but if you want the general idea of the book, here it is:Housing became unaffordable in many cities due to laws that restricted land use and sale. Fewer people could afford the more expensive homes so government, to promote higher home ownership and end...
La Crimson Femme
La Crimson Femme rated it 12 years ago
This was recommended to me during my MBA classes. I borrowed it, read through a few chapters and finally decided, eh, not for me. If you are interested in political struggles, it will probably be for you.
DesireesShelves
DesireesShelves rated it 13 years ago
A quick and easy read for anyone wanting to understand how we got into the current economic mess we have all been affected by! Not need to have a prior understanding of economics. My favorite passage from the book:"Despite differences of personalities and of the times, the underlying vision of the N...
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