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Thomas Sowell

Thomas Sowell (June 30, 1930) is an American economist, social theorist, political philosopher and author. He is currently a Rose and Milton Friedman Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University from 1980. He is one of the leading proponents of the Chicago school of economics. His work ranges from trilogy books to columns and articles. He is especially noted for his 2004 study on affirmative action around the world.

Fun Fact: Sowell stated that he was a Marxist during his 20s, and then later rejected Marxian economics in favor of free market economic theory after having interned for the federal government. 

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Different views of man and nature tend to explain a lot about why certain beliefs cluster together. Understanding a person's underlying view of the world, then, can produce more understanding and more meaningful discussion.

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Unfortunately, educating people about phenomena that are counterintuitive, not-so-easy to remember, and suggest our individual lack of human control (for starters) can seem like an uphill battle in the war of ideas. So we sally forth into a kind of wilderness, an economic fairyland. We are myth busters in a world where people crave myths more than reality. Why do they so readily embrace untruth? Primarily because the immediate costs of doing so are so low and the psychic benefits are so high.
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