Thomas Sowell is an American economist, turned social theorist, political philosopher, and author. He is currently Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. Sowell was born in North Carolina, but grew up in Harlem, New York.
Born: June 30, 1930 (age 87), Gastonia, North Carolina, United States
Spouse: Mary Ash (m. 1980), Alma Jean Parr (m. 1964–1975)
Influenced by: Milton Friedman, Friedrich Hayek, Adam Smith, MORE
Influenced: Milton Friedman, Walter E. Williams, Steven Pinker, Jonathan Haidt
Socialism in general has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore or evade it.
It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance.
People who enjoy meetings should not be in charge of anything.