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4th Estate or 5th Column?
Why Economists Are Not Popular
Housing Hurdles
The “Cost” of Medical Care
Subsidies Are All Wet
A Taxing Experience
Profits without Honor
Profits without Honor: Part II
Two Earthquakes
Peter Bauer (1915–2002)
Journalists and Economics
Stock Crash Aftermath
Milton Friedman at 90
“Price Gouging” in Florida
Economic “Power”
A Relic of the Recent Past
Who Can Afford It?
Free-Lunch Medicine
Free-Lunch Medicine: Part II
Free-Lunch Medicine: Part III
Manufacturing Confusion
A Cold Shower
An Old “New Vision”
Third World Sweatshops
Third World Sweatshops: Part II
Privatizing Social Security
Privatizing Social Security: Part II
“Living Wage” Kills Jobs
A Happy Birthday?
Calculated Confusion
Judges and Judgment
Justice for Little Angelo
Property Rites
Property Rites: Part II
Property Rites: Part III
Foreign Law Is Not Law
Medical Lawsuits
Fixing the Jury System
Half a Century after Brown
Half a Century after Brown: Part II
Half a Century after Brown: Part III
Umpires, Judges, and Others
Big Business and Quotas
The Grand Fraud
The Grand Fraud: Part II
The Grand Fraud: Part III
The Grand Fraud: Part IV
Saving Quotas
The High Cost of Nuances
The Polio Fallacy
Spoiled Brat Politics
Spoiled Brat Politics: Part II
The “Compassion” Racket
Ronald Reagan (1911–2004)
Gun Control Myths
Gun Control Myths: Part II
A Painful Anniversary
The High Cost of Shibboleths
“Why Do They Hate Us?”
Foreign “Allies”
My Platform
The Oldest Fraud
The Left’s Vision
The Left’s Vocabulary
Abstract People
Looking Back
Mealy Mouth Media
Achievements and Their Causes
Talkers versus Doers
Talkers versus Doers: Part II
Liberals and Class
Liberals and Class: Part II
Liberals and Class: Part III
The Autism “Spectrum”
The High Cost of Busybodies
The High Cost of Busybodies: Part II
The High Cost of Busybodies: Part III
The High Cost of Busybodies: Part IV
“Partial Truth” Abortion
Lying about Yosemite
Growing Old
April Fools’ Party
Choosing a College
The Idiocy of “Relevance”
Julian Stanley and Bright Children
For What Purpose?
School Performances
School Performances: Part II
School Performances: Part III
College Admissions Voodoo
Summer De-Programming
Fat in California’s Budget
A Scary Report
“Teaching to the Test”
“Teaching to the Test”: Part II
“Teaching to the Test”: Part III
Smart “Problems”
Vouchers Vindicated
Artificial Stupidity
“Good” Teachers
A Sign of the Times
Suspicious Stats
Peers and Pied Pipers
Older Budweiser
Rosa Parks and History
“Friends” of Blacks
“Friends” of Blacks: Part II
Recycled “Racism”
Dangerous Democracy?
Are Cops Racist?
Rattling the Chains
Roasting Walter Williams
“Diversity” in India
Race and IQ
Race and IQ: Part II
Race and IQ: Part III
An Old War and a New One
Silly Letters
Black History Month
Bravo for Bill Cosby
Quota “Logic”
Quota “Logic”: Part II
Random Thoughts
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Ever Wonder Why? and Other Controversial Essays by Thomas Sowell

Ever Wonder Why? and Other Controversial Essays by Thomas Sowell

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"The desire of individuals and groups to puff themselves up by imposing their vision on other people is a recurring theme in the culture wars."

Thomas Sowell takes on a range of legal, social, racial, educational, and economic issues—along with "the culture wars"—in this latest collection of his controversial, never boring, always thought-provoking essays. From "gun control myths" to "mealy mouth media" to "free lunch medicine," Sowell gets to the heart of the matters we all care about with his characteristically unswerving candor. Sowell skewers the "mealy mouth media" that calls terrorists "insurgents" and rioters "demonstrators." He reveals how "the idiocy of relevance" in learning has been particularly destructive in the education of minority students at all levels. He explains how a free market and a strict construction of the 14th Amendment would never have permitted the laws that asked Rosa Parks to give up her seat to a white man. And he clarifies the confusion between equal opportunity and equal results that resides behind many kinds of "spoiled brat politics." With Ever Wonder Why?—drawn from the best of his popular syndicated newspaper columns—Sowell once again takes dead aim at the self-righteous and self-important forces in government, media, education, and other areas of our society, offering the thoughtful perceptions, commonsense insights, and straightforward honesty we have come to expect from one of conservatism's most articulate voices. Thomas Sowell is the Rose and Milton Friedman Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. Among his published works are Basic Economics, Late Talking Children, and Race and Culture. He has also published in both academic journals and the popular media including Newsweek, Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, and 150 newspapers that carry his nationally syndicated column.
"The desire of individuals and groups to puff themselves up by imposing their vision on other people is a recurring theme in the culture wars."

Thomas Sowell takes on a range of legal, social, racial, educational, and economic issues—along with "the culture wars"—in this latest collection of his controversial, never boring, always thought-provoking essays. From "gun control myths" to "mealy mouth media" to "free lunch medicine," Sowell gets to the heart of the matters we all care about with his characteristically unswerving candor. Sowell skewers the "mealy mouth media" that calls terrorists "insurgents" and rioters "demonstrators." He reveals how "the idiocy of relevance" in learning has been particularly destructive in the education of minority students at all levels. He explains how a free market and a strict construction of the 14th Amendment would never have permitted the laws that asked Rosa Parks to give up her seat to a white man. And he clarifies the confusion between equal opportunity and equal results that resides behind many kinds of "spoiled brat politics." With Ever Wonder Why?—drawn from the best of his popular syndicated newspaper columns—Sowell once again takes dead aim at the self-righteous and self-important forces in government, media, education, and other areas of our society, offering the thoughtful perceptions, commonsense insights, and straightforward honesty we have come to expect from one of conservatism's most articulate voices. Thomas Sowell is the Rose and Milton Friedman Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. Among his published works are Basic Economics, Late Talking Children, and Race and Culture. He has also published in both academic journals and the popular media including Newsweek, Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, and 150 newspapers that carry his nationally syndicated column.

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