Thomas Sowell is an American economist, political writer, and commentator. He is currently a senior fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. He has won the Francis Boyer Award, and the National Humanities Medal for prolific scholarship melding history, economics, and political science.
Sowell is both a popular columnist and an academic economist. He has written books, articles and syndicated columns for a general audience, in such publications as “Forbes Magazine”, “The Wall Street Journal”, and major newspapers. Sowell primarily writes on economic subjects, generally advocating a free market approach to capitalism. He critiques Marxism in his book “Marxism: Philosophy and Economics”. He also writes on racial topics and is a critic of affirmative action.
In another departure from economics, Sowell’s book “The Einstein Syndrome: Bright Children Who Talk Late” investigates the phenomenon of late-talking children frequently misdiagnosed with autism or pervasive developmental disorder.
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