Academia's worthless Ph.D. degrees

by Thomas Sowell -- It is fascinating to see people accusing others of things that they themselves are doing, especially when their own sins are worse. Academics love to say that businesses more…

Busybody presidents

by Thomas Sowell -- This is a followup to Sowell's column "The Progressive era's legacy." "Often wrong but never in doubt" is a phrase that summarizes much of what was done by more…

The Progressive era's legacy

by Thomas Sowell -- 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 more…

The anti-Romney vote

by Thomas Sowell -- A funny thing happened to Mitt Romney on the way to his coronation as the inevitable Republican candidate for president of the United States. Minnesota, Missouri and Colorado more…

Another reason Mitt's no conservative

by Thomas Sowell -- Gov. Mitt Romney's statement about not worrying about the poor has been treated as a gaffe in much of the media, and those in the Republican establishment who more…

Getting nowhere, very fast

by Thomas Sowell -- California has a huge state debt, and Washington has a huge national debt. But that does not discourage either Gov. Jerry Brown or President Barack Obama from wanting more…

Is anybody serious?

by Thomas Sowell -- The Republican candidates' circular firing squad now seems to be using machine guns. Whoever the eventual "last man standing" turns out to be, he may not be standing more…

Newt vs. Mitt: Risk vs. caution

by Thomas Sowell -- Just days before the South Carolina primary, polls showed Mitt Romney leading Newt Gingrich. Then came the debates and the question about Gingrich's private life, which brought a more…

A disparity politicians ignore

by Thomas Sowell -- With all the talk about "disparities" in innumerable contexts, there is one very important disparity that gets remarkably little attention – disparities in the ability to create wealth. more…

Cut the post office loose

by Thomas Sowell -- The news that Eastman Kodak is preparing to file for bankruptcy, after being the leading photographic company in the world for more than a hundred years, truly marks more…