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  • Black Education: What Makes Sense?

    11/28/2018 5:55:55 PM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 28, 2018 | Walter E. Williams
    What do you think of the proposition that no black youngsters should be saved from educational rot until all can be saved? Black people cannot afford to accept such a proposition. Actions by the education establishment, black and white liberal politicians, and some civil rights organizations appear to support the proposition. Let's look at it with the help of some data developed by my friend and colleague Dr. Thomas Sowell. The Nation's Report Card for 2017 showed the following reading scores for fourth-graders in New York state's public schools: Thirty-two percent scored below basic, with 32 percent scoring basic, 27...
  • Thomas Sowell Returns

    11/26/2018 8:57:39 PM PST · by OddLane · 32 replies
    Reason Magazine ^ | Decemer 2018 | Thomas Winslow Hazlett
    Thirty-eight years ago, Reason contributor Thomas Hazlett and Senior Editor Manny Klausner sat down with University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) economist and social scientist Thomas Sowell for a sprawling interview about race, gender, poverty, economics, and what he viewed as the government's many failed and misguided attempts to lift up poor minorities. Sowell talked about his history as a Marxist, his frustrations with working in government, and why he rejects the label "libertarian," preferring instead to describe himself as "a person who dissents from the current liberal orthodoxy." That interview occurred not long after the publication of one of...
  • Moral Bankruptcy

    11/19/2018 11:42:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 19, 2018 | Thomas Sowell
    People who follow politics, even casually, learn not to expect high moral standards from politicians. But there are some outrages that show a new low, even for politicians. Among the consequences of Democrats' recent election victories, especially at the state and local levels, is the election of officials who have publicly announced their opposition to charter schools, and their determination to restrict or roll back the growth of those schools. What have the charter schools done to provoke such opposition? Often located in low-income, minority neighborhoods, these schools have in many cases produced educational outcomes far better than the traditional...
  • Black Intellectuals That Leftists Don’t Want You to Know About

    07/15/2018 1:16:41 PM PDT · by davikkm · 18 replies
    IWB ^ | Daniel Carter
    Over the past several decades, the left has convinced United States citizens that it is the only option for black and other minority voters. If any blacks dare to deviate from this narrative, they get labeled as an “Uncle Tom” or worse. Fortunately, for the benefit of America’s black community, many black intellectuals have risen to prominence who challenge the left’s perceived ownership of the black vote. And while I do not think the color of someone’s skin matters when seeking truth, these intellectuals provide a perspective and persuasive ability that can’t be matched by others. Thomas Sowell Perhaps one...
  • White House Petition for Dr. Thomas Sowell

    A petition has been started to recognize Dr. Sowell's contributions but they need 100,000 signatures. Please click on link to sign it. You will get an email link for verification. Please share on FB, Twitter and other sites. Thank you.
  • Kanye West Tweets Thomas Sowell Quotes

    05/11/2018 7:27:52 AM PDT · by grundle · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 1, 2018 | John Nolte
    Music superstar Kanye West received some Thomas Sowell quotes via a direct message from someone and then published them on his Twitter feed. Though currently retired, or at least semi-retired, Sowell is well-known conservative intellectual, an eloquent and informed writer and academic on culture, economics, race, and the welfare state. Sowell also happens to be a black man.
  • Kanye West shares multiple texts from people (Thomas Sowell!) teaching him Republican history

    05/01/2018 5:53:52 AM PDT · by ethom · 73 replies
    Twitchy ^ | may 1 gmt | Sam J
    Last week, Twitchy covered Kanye West tweeting that he couldn’t be a conservative because he hadn’t done enough research into what it means to be one. Sounds fair? Well today, to prove that he’s doing his homework perhaps, Kanye shared multiple texts on Twitter showing different viewpoints on the history of Republicans. And it’s fascinating. We’re going to guess Democrats would not like Kanye tweeting , but it’s the reality of the Democratic Party.
  • Thomas Sowell's Last Word?

    04/28/2018 9:58:55 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 41 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 28, 2018 | Richard Kirk
    Discrimination and Disparities by Thomas Sowell, Basic Books, New York, March 20, 2018 (143 pages, $28.00, hardcover) "Just the facts, ma'am." That was Joe Friday's interrogation refrain on Dragnet. The same comment could serve as the subtitle of Thomas Sowell's recent book, Discrimination and Disparities. Few works on politically explosive topics maintain such a consistent focus on empirical evidence while avoiding rhetorical jabs at opponents. On the other hand, empirical evidence cuts deep, especially when critics can't protest the author's "nasty" style. As radio talker Larry Elder observes, "[f]acts are to liberals what kryptonite is to Superman." Sowell's title, if...
  • YouTube Temporarily Demonetizes Dave Rubin Interview with Thomas Sowell

    04/23/2018 11:11:44 PM PDT · by grundle · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 23, 2018 | Lucas Nolan
    YouTube reportedly demonetized an interview with Dave Rubin of the popular internet show the Rubin Report and American political philosopher and author Thomas Sowell. The video was monetized shortly after Rubin publicly demanded an explanation from YouTube. Dave Rubin, the host of the Rubin Report, an internet series in which Rubin interviews a number of media and internet personalities, took to Twitter to reveal that an interview he conducted with political philosopher and author Thomas Sowell had been demonetized. When a video is demonetized, it means that the creator of the video no longer receives a percentage of ad revenue...
  • "The Rubin Report with Thomas Sowell: Discrimination and Disparities" (46:41)

    04/18/2018 8:33:00 AM PDT · by Voption · 2 replies
    Rubin Report via YouTube ^ | April 18, 2018 | Dave Rubin/ Dr. Thomas Sowell
    "Dr. Thomas Sowell (Economist and Author) joins Dave [Rubin] to discuss his new book “Discrimination & Disparities.” They dive into Dr. Sowell’s Marxist past, free speech on college campuses, the role of government, minimum wage laws, his experience as a black conservative, debunking systemic racism, and more."
  • Discrimination Data You Haven’t Seen

    04/13/2018 10:52:09 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 20 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 13, 2018 | Malcolm A. Kline
    And might never have but for two independent-minded economists–Walter Williams and Thomas Sowell. In his review of Sowell’s new book on Townhall.com, Dr. Williams makes note of two data points that make the discrimination nation narrative about the United States look questionable, to say the least: ~"A study of National Merit Scholarship finalists shows that firstborns are finalists more often than their multiple siblings combined. Data from the U.S., Germany and Britain show that the average IQ of firstborns is higher than the average IQ of their later siblings. Such outcomes challenge those who believe that heredity or one's environment...
  • Thomas Sowell's latest myth-buster

    04/04/2018 7:53:40 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 4/3/2018 | Walter Williams
    I don’t mind saying that this column represents a grossly understated review of “Discrimination and Disparities,” just published by my longtime friend and colleague Dr. Thomas Sowell. In less than 200 pages, Sowell lays waste to myth after myth not only in the United States but around the globe. One of those myths is that but for the fact of discrimination, we’d all be proportionately represented in socio-economic characteristics, such as career, income, education and incarceration. The fact of business is that there is no evidence anywhere on earth, at any time in human history, that demonstrates that but for...
  • Discrimination and Disparities

    04/04/2018 6:45:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 4, 2018 | Walter E. Williams
    I don't mind saying that this column represents a grossly understated review of "Discrimination and Disparities," just published by my longtime friend and colleague Dr. Thomas Sowell. In less than 200 pages, Sowell lays waste to myth after myth not only in the United States but around the globe. One of those myths is that but for the fact of discrimination, we'd all be proportionately represented in socio-economic characteristics, such as career, income, education and incarceration. The fact of business is that there is no evidence anywhere on earth, at any time in human history, that demonstrates that but for...
  • Happy 87th birthday (June 30) to economist Thomas Sowell

    07/03/2017 8:20:49 AM PDT · by Hawthorn · 24 replies
    AEI Ideas ^ | June 29, 2017 | Mark Perry
    In my opinion, there is no economist alive today who has done more to eloquently, articulately, and persuasively advance the principles of economic freedom, limited government, individual liberty, and a free society than Thomas Sowell. In terms of both his quantity of work (at least 40 books and several thousand newspaper columns) and the consistently excellent and crystal-clear quality of his writing, I don’t think any living free-market economist even comes close to matching Sowell’s prolific record of writing about economics.
  • Epic fail: Every student flunks state exam ( Baltimore )

    05/31/2017 6:24:58 PM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    WND ^ | 5/31/2017 | Art Moore
    Zero proficiency in math, English in probe of 6 inner-city schools. In an astonishing outcome, an investigation of six Baltimore schools found not a single student passed the state’s proficiency test in the subjects of math and English. ... In February, columnist Thomas Sowell, noting “most public schools in most low-income, inner-city neighborhoods produce educational outcomes that are far below the outcomes in other neighborhoods,” observed that many teachers who use unorthodox methods to reverse that trend encounter opposition from the education establishment. He said that in his 40 years of observing successful minority schools, he was struck “by how...
  • 'Tax Cuts for the Rich'?

    05/02/2017 4:06:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 1, 2017 | Thomas Sowell
    One of the painful realities of our times is how long a political lie can survive, even after having been disproved years ago, or even generations ago. A classic example is the phrase "tax cuts for the rich," which is loudly proclaimed by opponents, whenever there is a proposal to reduce tax rates. The current proposal to reduce federal tax rates has revived this phrase, which was disproved by facts, as far back as the 1920s -- and by now should be called "tax lies for the gullible." How is the claim of "tax cuts for the rich" false?...
  • Sowell: The Real Lessons of Middlebury College

    03/13/2017 12:52:57 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 13, 2017 | Thomas Sowell
    Many people seem shocked at the recent savagery of a mob of students at Middlebury College, who rioted to prevent Charles Murray from addressing a student group who had invited him to speak. They also inflicted injuries requiring hospitalization on a woman from the faculty who was with him. Where have all these shocked people been all these years? What happened at Middlebury College has been happening for decades, all across the country, from Berkeley to Harvard. Moreover, even critics of the Middlebury College rioters betray some of the same irresponsible mindset as that of the young rioters. The moral...
  • Sowell: Education at a Crossroads: Part II

    02/04/2017 12:31:34 PM PST · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 4, 2017 | Thomas Sowell
    One of the painful realities of our time is that most public schools in most low-income, inner-city neighborhoods produce educational outcomes that are far below the outcomes in other neighborhoods, and especially in more affluent neighborhoods. Attempts to assign blame are too numerous to name, much less explore. But as someone who has, for more than 40 years, been researching those particular minority schools that have been successful, I am struck both by their success and by how varied are the ways that success has been achieved. In doing research for a 1976 article, "Patterns of Black Excellence," I discovered...
  • Sowell: Education at a Crossroads

    02/04/2017 12:22:03 PM PST · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 4, 2017 | Thomas Sowell
    In just a matter of days -- perhaps next Monday -- a decision will be made in Washington affecting the futures of millions of children in low-income communities, and in the very troubled area of race relations in America. An opportunity has arisen -- belatedly -- that may not come again in this generation. That is an opportunity to greatly expand the kinds of schools that have successfully educated, to a high level, inner-city youngsters whom the great bulk of public schools fail to educate to even minimally adequate levels. What may seem on the surface to be merely a...
  • The Legend Dr. Sowell Writes Final Column

    12/26/2016 7:15:49 PM PST · by nodwam · 49 replies
    Hidden Americans ^ | 12/26/2016 | Richard Saunders
    Dr. Thomas Sowell the world famous economist has decided to finally hang up the pen. He wrote in his farewell column, “Even the best things come to an end. After enjoying a quarter of a century of writing this column for Creators Syndicate, I have decided to stop. Age 86 is well past the usual retirement age, so the question is not why I am quitting, but why I kept at it so long.” Few people have had as big of an impact on economics and political theory as Dr. Sowell over the last 40 years. He received his Ph.D....