Thomas Sowell and Conflict of Visions–Videos

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While Thomas Sowell has written many books, two that I would recommend to any reader are  A Conflict of Visions: Ideological Origins of Political  Struggles (1987) and The Vision of the Anointed: Self-Congratulation as a Basis for  Social Policy (1995).

The videos below discuss the book–A Conflict of Visions:

 

Letters to a Captive Nation – #2 – Thomas Sowell

 

Letters to a Captive Nation – #3 – Thomas Sowell

 

Letters to a Captive Nation – #4 – Thomas Sowell

 

Letters to a Captive Nation

 

A Conflict of Visions are exemplified by the 2008 elections for President of the United States:

Unconstrained Obama vs. Constrained McCain: A Conflict of Visions
 

 

Thomas Sowell

“…Thomas Sowell (born June 30, 1930), is an American economist, social commentator, and author of dozens of books. He often writes from an economically laissez-faire perspective. He is currently a senior fellow of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. In 1990, he won the Francis Boyer Award, presented by the American Enterprise Institute. In 2002 he was awarded the National Humanities Medal for prolific scholarship melding history, economics, and political science. …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Sowell

 

Biography: Thomas Sowell

“…Sowell’s intent not to be swayed by voices of dissent among other African American leaders may be illustrated by one of his favorite quotations, as listed on his own home page and attributed to David Ricardo: “I wish that I may never think the smiles of the great and powerful a sufficient inducement to turn aside from the straight path of honesty and the convictions of my own mind.” …”

Further Reading

http://www.answers.com/topic/thomas-sowell

 

Thomas Sowell

Rose and Milton Friedman Senior Fellow
The Hoover Institution
Stanford University
Stanford, California 94305

http://www.tsowell.com/

 

BOOKS WRITTEN

http://www.tsowell.com/writings.html

 

 Background Articles and Videos

Dennis Prager & Thomas Sowell – Part 1/3: Global Warming, Iraq, “Annointed” Liberals

Dennis Prager & Thomas Sowell – Part 2/3: Housing Crisis, Nuclear Iran, Wall Street

 

 

Uncommon Knowledge: Thomas Sowell

http://fora.tv/2008/02/21/Uncommon_Knowledge_Thomas_Sowell

 

Thomas Sowell: Before and After Affirmative Action

 

Thomas Sowell – Welfare

Thomas Sowell Speaking at The Fairmont Conference (1980)

 

Thomas Sowell – Is “Income Stagnation” an Economic Myth?

 

Thomas Sowell on Barack Obama

 

Charlie Rose September 15 1995: Interview with Thomas Sowell, 29 minutes into video

 

Thomas Sowell Translates Political Rhetoric

 

Columns by Thomas Sowell

http://townhall.com/columnists/thomassowell/archive.shtml

Enjoy Capitalism

 

 

Charlie Rose – An Appreciation of Milton Friedman

 

Charlie Rose: June 1, 1999 interview with Milton Friedman

 

Free To Choose

http://www.freetochoosemedia.org/freetochoose/

 

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