The inequality bogeyman

by Thomas Sowell -- During a recent lunch in a restaurant, someone complimented my wife on the perfume she was wearing. But I was wholly unaware that she was wearing perfume, even more…

Fact-free liberalism

by Thomas Sowell -- Someone summarized Barack Obama in three words – "educated," "smart" and "ignorant." Unfortunately, those same three words would describe all too many of the people who come out more…

Black hoodlums' friend in Washington

by Thomas Sowell -- Anyone who has still not yet understood the utter cynicism of the Obama administration in general, and Attorney General Eric Holder in particular, should look at the Justice more…

The 'trickle-down' lie

by Thomas Sowell -- New York's new mayor, Bill de Blasio, in his inaugural speech, denounced people "on the far right" who "continue to preach the virtue of trickle-down economics." According to more…

A new year and old problems

by Thomas Sowell -- Whenever we stand on the threshold of a new year, we are tempted to forget the hazards of prophecy and try to see what may lie on the more…

My favorite Christmas gift books

by Thomas Sowell -- As Christmas approaches, the shopping mall can become a shopping maul. One of the ways of buying gifts for family and friends, without becoming part of a mob more…

Victimhood indoctrination knows no race

by Thomas Sowell -- Depressing news about black students scoring far below white students on various mental tests has become so familiar that people in different parts of the ideological spectrum have more…

The 'I take full responsibility' farce

by Thomas Sowell -- Random thoughts on the passing scene: Many people take pride in defying the conventions of society. Those conventions of society are also known as civilization. Defying them wholesale more…

Glossing over black thugs' 'game'

by Thomas Sowell -- New York City police authorities are investigating a series of unprovoked physical attacks in public places on people who are Jewish, in the form of what is called more…

The war on achievement

by Thomas Sowell -- A friend recently sent me a link to an inspiring video about an upbeat young black man who was born without arms. It showed him going to work more…