Recent Articles by Thomas Sowell
Published: Thursday, June 7, 2012 12:00 am MDT
Among the people who are disappointed with President Obama, none has more reason to be disappointed than those who thought he was going to be "a uniter, rather than a divider" and that he would "bring us all to...
Published: Thursday, May 24, 2012 12:00 am MDT
Democrats have been having a field day with the cry of "tax cuts for the rich" — for which Republicans seem to have no reply. This is especially surprising, because Democrats made the same arguments back ...
Published: Thursday, May 3, 2012 12:00 am MDT
Labor unions, like the United Nations, are all too often judged by what they are envisioned as being — not by what they actually are or what they actually do.
Published: Thursday, March 29, 2012 12:00 am MDT
When a 1942 Supreme Court decision that most people never heard of makes the front page of the New York Times in 2012, you know that something unusual is going on.
Published: Thursday, March 15, 2012 12:00 am MDT
There have been many frauds of historic proportions — for example, the financial pyramid scheme for which Charles Ponzi was sent to prison in the 1920s, and for which Franklin D. Roosevelt was praised in ...
Published: Thursday, February 16, 2012 12:00 am MST
Although Barack Obama is the first black president of the United States, he is by no means unique, except for his complexion. He follows in the footsteps of other presidents with a similar vision, the vision at...
Published: Thursday, January 19, 2012 12:00 am MST
Different histories, geography, demography and cultures have left various groups, races, nations and civilizations with radically different abilities to create wealth.
Published: Thursday, December 8, 2011 12:00 am MST
The joys of Christmas do not include coping with crowds at shopping malls or wracking your brains trying to figure out what to get as a gift for someone who already seems to have everything.
Published: Thursday, November 24, 2011 12:00 am MST
Many people are lamenting the failure of the Congressional "supercommittee" to come up with an agreement on ways to reduce the runaway federal deficits. But you cannot judge success or failure without knowing w...
Published: Thursday, September 8, 2011 12:00 am MDT
A few weeks ago, I had what seemed to me a small medical problem, so I phoned my primary physician. However, after we discussed the problem, he directed me to a specialist.