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Thomas Sowell (/sl/; born June 30, 1930) is an author, American economist, political commentator, social theorist, and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution.[1] He has has authored more than 45 books, and has been a syndicated columnist for more than 150 newspapers.[2][3]

Sowell was born to a poor family in segregated Gastonia, North Carolina. His father died prior to his birth, which left his mother with five children to raise on a housemaid's salary. His family migrated North to Harlem, New York where he grew up. Besieged by financial difficulties and deteriorated home conditions, he dropped out of Stuyvesant High School and enlisted in the Marine Corps during the Korean War.

After serving his country as a marine, Sowell enrolled in night classes at Howard University which was followed by his enrollment at Harvard University, where he graduated magna cum laude in 1958.[4] The following year, he attended Columbia University where he earned a master's degree in economics, and in 1968, he received a doctorate in economics from the University of Chicago. During his academic career, he served on the faculties of several universities including Cornell University, Amherst College, the University of California, Los Angeles, and, currently, Stanford University. He has also worked at think tanks such as the Urban Institute. Since 1977, he has worked at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, where he is the Rose and Milton Friedman Senior Fellow on Public Policy.

Sowell is generally described as conservative, particularly on social issues;[5][6] a libertarian or libertarian-conservative, on economics.[5][7][8]. He considers himself a libertarian, though he disagrees with libertarians on some issues including national defense.[9] Sowell was an important figure to the new conservative movement during...Read more

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Thomas Sowell (/sl/ SOHL; born June 30, 1930) is an American economist, social philosopher, and political commentator. He is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution.[10][11] With widely published commentary and books—and as a guest on TV and radio—he became a well-known voice in the American conservative movement as a prominent black conservative.[12][13][14] He was a recipient of the National Humanities Medal from President George W. Bush in 2002.[15]

Sowell was born in segregated Gastonia, North Carolina, to a poor family, and grew up in Harlem, New York City. Due to poverty and difficulties at home, he dropped out of Stuyvesant High School and worked various odd jobs, eventually serving in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War. Afterward, he took night classes at Howard University and then attended Harvard University, where he graduated magna cum laude in 1958. He earned a master's degree in economics from Columbia University the next year and a doctorate in economics from the University of Chicago in 1968.[16] In his academic career, he held professorships at Cornell University, Brandeis University, and the University of California, Los Angeles. He has also worked at think tanks including the Urban Institute. Since 1977, he has worked at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, where he is the Rose and Milton Friedman Senior Fellow on Public Policy.

Sowell was an important figure to the conservative movement during the Reagan era, influencing fellow economist Walter E. Williams and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.[12][17][18] He was offered a position as Federal Trade Commissioner in the Ford administration, and was considered for posts including U.S. Secretary of Education in the Reagan administration,[19] but declined both times...Read more


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References
  1. ^ "Thomas Sowell". Hoover Institution. Retrieved 2022-03-14. He writes on economics, history, social policy, ethnicity, and the history of ideas.
  2. ^ "Thomas Sowell". The National Endowment for the Humanities. Retrieved 2022-06-09.
  3. ^ "Farewell". Real clear politics. December 27, 2016. Retrieved December 27, 2016.
  4. ^ "Thomas Sowell". Hoover Institution.
  5. ^ a b Encyclopedia of Politics : the left and the right. Rodney P. Carlisle. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage Publications. 2005. p. 876. ISBN 978-1-4522-6531-5. OCLC 812407954. He is a libertarian on economics and a conservative on most social issues, but he has registered as an independent in politics since 1972.... Limbaugh's listeners enjoy listening in as Williams and Sowell discuss the free market and traditional social values.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: others (link)
  6. ^ Malagisi, Christopher, host. 23 April 2018. "Interview with the Legendary Thomas Sowell: His New Book, His Legacy, and What He Thinks of Trump and the Future of America" (podcast). Ep. 5 in The Conservative Book Club Podcast. US: The Conservative Book Club.
  7. ^ Younkins, Edward W. (2002-08-15). Capitalism and Commerce: Conceptual Foundations of Free Enterprise. Lexington Books. p. 318. ISBN 978-0-7391-5280-5.
  8. ^ Zwolinski, Matt; Ferguson, Benjamin (2022). The Routledge Companion to Libertarianism. Routledge. p. 248. ISBN 978-1-000-56922-3.
  9. ^ Sawhill, Ray (1999-11-10). "Black and right". Salon.com. Archived from the original on October 7, 2000. I prefer not to have labels, but I suspect that "libertarian" would suit me better than many others, although I disagree with the libertarian movement on a number of things -- military preparedness, for instance.
  10. ^ "Thomas Sowell". Hoover Institution. Archived from the original on May 16, 2014. Retrieved 2022-03-14. He writes on economics, history, social policy, ethnicity, and the history of ideas.
  11. ^ "The Most Highly Cited Black Economists". The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education (15): 35–37. 1997. doi:10.2307/2962681. JSTOR 2962681. Archived from the original on August 16, 2021. Retrieved June 21, 2021 – via JSTOR.
  12. ^ a b Ondaatje, Michael L. (2010). Black Conservative Intellectuals in Modern America. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: University of Pennsylvania Press. pp. 30–32. ISBN 978-0-8122-0687-6. OCLC 794702292. Perched at the forefront of the new black vanguard and certainly its unofficial intellectual messiah since the mid-1970s, Sowell was the most prolific black conservative writer of the era.
  13. ^ Early, Gerald (May 22, 2018). "The Black Conservative Lion in Winter". The Common Reader. Archived from the original on July 9, 2021. Retrieved June 30, 2021.
  14. ^ Dillard, Angela D. (2001). Guess who's coming to dinner now? : multicultural conservatism in America. New York: New York University Press. pp. 6, 60. ISBN 0-8147-1939-2. OCLC 45023496.
  15. ^ Wiltz, Teresa (February 28, 2003). "Bush Honors Eight From the Humanities". The Washington Post.
  16. ^ Ondaatje 2010, pp. 30–31.
  17. ^ Williams, Walter E. (2010). Up from the projects : an autobiography. Stanford, California: Hoover Institution Press. ISBN 978-0-8179-1256-7. OCLC 821216878. Archived from the original on January 20, 2023. Retrieved August 7, 2022.
  18. ^ Robin, Corey (2019). The enigma of Clarence Thomas (First ed.). New York City. ISBN 978-1-62779-384-1. OCLC 1121044511.
  19. ^ Ondaatje 2010, p. 32.