Thomas Sowell is an American economist, social commentator and the author of around 40 books. He is 93 years old.
Sowell grew up in Harlem, New York. After serving in the United States Marine Corps, he went on to receive an undergraduate degree form Harvard, a master’s degree from Columbia and a doctorate from the University of Chicago. He has taught at a number of universities and is now the Senior Fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution.
In this two-part interview (premiered September 2023), Thomas Sowell discusses his latest book Social Justice Fallacies with Peter Robinson.
Consequences Matter: Thomas Sowell on “Social Justice Fallacies”
In this wide-ranging interview, Dr. Sowell discusses the consequences of our society’s embarking on a quest for equality at the expense of merit. Even if every group in society is given an equal chance, he explains, these groups will end up with disparate levels of income or education. Dr. Sowell also criticizes the concept of systemic racism; his research reveals it doesn’t appear to apply to blacks (watch the interview to see why that word isn’t capitalized here) who are married. The interview concludes with Dr. Sowell reading a moving passage from his book.
More “Social Justice Fallacies,” with Thomas Sowell