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Name:  Thomas Sowell  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction Other

Born: 1930 in Gastonia, North Carolina


Illinois Connection

Thomas was born in North Carolina but grew up in Harlem. In 1968 he earned his doctorate degree in economics from the University of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Thomas Sowell has taught economics at Cornell, UCLA, Amherst and other academic institutions, and his Basic Economics has been translated into six languages. He is currently a scholar in residence at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He has published in both academic journals in such popular media as the Wall Street Journal, Forbes magazine and Fortune, and writes a syndicated column that appears in newspapers across the country.

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