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Thomas Sowell        

Nationally Syndicated Columnist & Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution

Thomas Sowell is the Rose and Milton Friedman Senior Fellow in Public Policy at the Hoover Institution. He writes on economics, history, social policy, ethnicity, and the history of ideas. His books on economics include Classical Economics Reconsidered, Say?s Law, and Economics: Analysis and Issues. On social policy he has written Knowledge and Decisions, Preferential Policies, Inside American Education and The Vision of the Anointed. On the history of ideas he has written Marxism and Conflict of Vision. His most recent books are Barbarians Inside the Gates and The Quest for Cosmic Justice. Sowell also wrote Late-Talking Children. He has also written a monograph on law titled Judicial Activism Reconsidered. His writings have also appeared in scholarly journals in economics, law, and other fields.

Sowell?s current research focuses on cultural history in a world perspective, a subject on which he began to write a trilogy in 1982. The trilogy includes Race and Culture, Migrations and Cultures, and Conquests and Cultures.

Sowell?s journalistic writings include a nationally syndicated column that appears in more than 150 newspapers from Boston to Honolulu and a column in Forbes magazine. Some of these essays have been collected in book form, most recently in Is Reality Optional? published by the Hoover Institution Press.

Over the past three decades, Sowell has taught economics at various colleges and universities, including Cornell, Amherst, and the University of California at Los Angeles, as well as the history of ideas at Brandeis University. He has also been associated with three other research centers, in addition to the Hoover Institution. He was project director at the Urban Institute from 1972 to 1974, a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University in 1976?77, and was an adjunct scholar of the American Enterprise Institute in 1975-76.

Sowell received his bachelor?s degree in economics (magna cum laude) from Harvard, his master?s degree in economics from Columbia University, and his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago.


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