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Wealth, Poverty and Politics (2015) Barnes & Noble
Basic Economics: A Common Sense Guide to the Economy, 5th edition (2015) Barnes & Noble
Intellectuals and Race (2013) Barnes & Noble
Intellectuals and Society, second edition (2012) Barnes & Noble
Basic Economics: A Common Sense Guide to the Economy, fourth edition (2011) Barnes & Noble
Intellectuals and Society (2010) Barnes & Noble
The Housing Boom and Bust, revised edition (2010) Barnes & Noble
The Housing Boom and Bust (2009) Barnes & Noble
Applied Economics:Thinking Beyand Stage One (2009) Barnes & Noble
Economic Facts and Fallacies (2008) Barnes & Noble
A Conflict of Visions: The Ideological Origins of Political Struggles, revised edition (2007) Barnes & Noble
Basic Economics: A Common Sense Guide to the Economy, third edition (2007) Barnes & Noble
A Man of Letters (2007) Barnes & Noble
On Classical Economics (2006) Barnes & Noble
Black Rednecks and White Liberals (2005) Barnes & Noble
Affirmative Action Around the World: An Empirical Study (2004) Barnes & Noble
Basic Economics: A Citizen's Guide to the Economy, second edition (2004)  
Applied Economics: Thinking Beyond Stage One (2003) Barnes & Noble
The Einstein Syndrome: Bright Children Who Talk Late (2001) Barnes & Noble
Basic Economics: A Citizen's Guide to the Economy (2000)  
A Personal Odyssey (2000) Barnes & Noble
The Quest for Cosmic Justice (1999) Barnes & Noble
Conquests and Cultures: An International History (1998) Barnes & Noble
Late-Talking Children (1997) Barnes & Noble
Migrations and Cultures: A World View (1996) Barnes & Noble
The Vision of the Anointed: Self-Congratulation as a Basis for
      Social Policy (1995) Barnes & Noble
Race and Culture: A World View (1994) Barnes & Noble
Inside American Education: The Decline, The Deception, The Dogmas (1993) Barnes & Noble
Preferential Policies: An International Perspective (1990) Barnes & Noble
Choosing a College: A Guide for Parents and Students (1989) Barnes & Noble
A Conflict of Visions: Ideological Origins of Political Struggles (1987) Barnes & Noble
Marxism: Philosophy and Economics (1985) Barnes & Noble
Civil Rights: Rhetoric or Reality (1984) Barnes & Noble
The Economics and Politics of Race: An International Perspective (1983) Barnes & Noble
Ethnic America: A History (1981) Barnes & Noble
Markets and Minorities (1981)
Knowledge and Decisions (1980) Barnes & Noble
Race and Economics (1975)
Classical Economics Reconsidered (1974) Barnes & Noble
Say's Law: An Historical Analysis (1972)
Black Education: Myths and Tragedies (1972)
Economics: Analysis and Issues (1971)

The Thomas Sowell Reader (2011) Barnes & Noble
Dismantling America and Other Controversial Essays (2010) Barnes & Noble
Ever Wonder Why? (2006) Hoover Press
Controversial Essays (2002)  
Barbarians Inside the Gates (1999)  
Is Reality Optional? (1993)  
Compassion versus Guilt (1987)
Education: Assumptions versus History (1986) Barnes & Noble
Pink and Brown People (1981) Barnes & Noble
Essays and Data on American Ethnic Groups (1978) Barnes & Noble

"Trickle Down" Theory and "Tax Cuts for the Rich" (2012) Hoover Institution
Judicial Activism Reconsidered (1989)
Affirmative Action Reconsidered: Was it Necessary in Academia?(1975)


"A Student's Eye View of George Stigler," Journal of Political Economy, October 1993, pp. 784-792.
"Jean-Baptiste Say," The New Palgrave: A Dictionary of Economics, Vol. 4, p. 249;
      "Say's Law," Ibid., pp. 249-251;
      "Jean Charles Leonard Simonde de Sismondi,"
Ibid., pp. 348-350;
    "Stigler as a Historian of Economic Thought," Ibid., pp. 498-499;
      "Thorstein Veblen," Ibid., pp. 799-800.

"Assumptions versus History in Ethnic Education," Teachers College Record,
Fall 1981, pp. 37-71.
"Weber and Bakke, and the Presuppositions of 'Affirmative Action'," Wayne Law Review, July 1980, pp. 1309-1336.
"Adam Smith in Theory and Practice" Adam Smith and Modern Political Economy, edited by G. P. O'Driscoll, pp. 3-18. (1979)
"Sismondi: A Neglected Pioneer," History of Political Economy, Spring 1972, pp. 62-88.
"Samuel Bailey Revisited," Economica, November 1970, pp. 402-408.
"The 'Evolutionary' Economics of Thorstein Veblen," Oxford Economic Papers, July 1967, pp. 177-198.
"Marx's Capital After One Hundred Years," Canadian Journal of Economics and Political Science, February 1967, pp. 50-74.
"The Shorter Work Week Controversy," Industrial and Labor Relations Review, January 1965, pp. 238-246.
"The General Glut Controversy Reconsidered," Oxford Economic Papers, November 1963, pp. 193-203.
"Marxian Value Reconsidered," Economica, August 1963, pp. 297-308.
"Karl Marx and the Freedom of the Individual," Ethics, January 1963, pp. 119-126.
"Malthus and the Utilitarians," Canadian Journal of Economics and Political Science, May 1962, pp. 268-274.
"Marx's 'Increasing Misery' Doctrine," American Economic Review, March 1960, pp. 111-120.


"The Education of Minority Children," Education in the Twenty-First Century, edited by Edward P. Lazear (Hoover Institution Press, 2002) pp. 79-92.
"Discrimination, Economics, and Culture," Beyond the Color Line: New Perspectives on Race and Ethnicity in America, edited by Abigail Thernstrom and Stephan  Thernstrom (Hoover Institution Press, 2002), pp. 167-180.
"Race, Culture and Equality," Forbes, October 5, 1998, pp. 144-149.
"Ability and Biology," Newsweek, September 8, 1997, p. 14.
"Yes, Blacks Can Make It on Their Own," Time, September 8, 1997, p. 62.
"The Nuance Excuse," The Weekly Standard, February 3, 1997, pp, 16-18.
"An Unnecessary War," Forbes, August 14, 1995, pp. 122-128.
"Ethnicity and IQ," The American Spectator, February 1995, pp. 32-37.
"Up from Slavery," Forbes, December 5, 1994, pp.84-93.
"The Unheavenly City Revisited," The American Spectator, February 1994, pp. 45-48.
"A Road to Hell Paved With Good Intentions," Forbes, January 17, 1994, pp. 60-65.
"Culture, Economics, and Politics," The Cultural Context of Economics and Politics, edited by T. W. Boxx and G. M. Quinlivan, pp. 7-14.
"Middleman Minorities," The American Enterprise, May/June 1993, pp. 30-41.
"Multicultural Instruction," The American Spectator, April 1993, pp. 47-49.
"The Scandal of College Tuition," Commentary, August 1992. pp. 23-26.
"Have the Democrats Really Changed?" Commentary, September 1992, pp. 27- 32.
"Cultural Diversity: A World View," The American Enterprise, May/June 1991, pp. 44-55.
"Western Civilization: Achievements and Prospects," The World & I, May 1991, pp. 585-603.
"On the Higher Learning in America: Some Comments," ThePublic Interest, Spring 1990, pp. 68-78.
"Affirmative Action: A Worldwide Disaster," Commentary, December 1989, pp. 21-41.
"Morality versus Sanctimoniousness," St. Croix Review, April 1989, pp. 12-18.
"The New Racism on Campus," Fortune, February 1989, pp. 115-120
"Preferential Policies: An International Perspective,"Thinking About America: The United States in the 1990s, edited by A. Anderson and D. L. Bark, pp. 469-476.
"Democracy and the Market," The World & I, February 1988, pp. 667-674.
"Visions of War and Peace," Encounter, December 1987, pp. 40-49.
"Rose Bird on Trial," The American Spectator, September 1986, pp. 23-26.
" 'Racial Discrimination': Intellectual Definition or Political Slogan?" Ethnic and Racial Studies, October 1986, p. 537.
"The Economics of the Bishops' Letter," St. Louis University Public Law Review, Vol. V (1986), pp. 297-308.
"Die Zukunft der ökomischen Freiheit," Produktivität, Eigenverantwortung, Beschäftigung, pp. 171-189.
"Remarks on Racial Economic Equality," Journal of Ethnic Studies, Fall 1983, pp. 127-128.
"By the Numbers," Policy Review, Winter 1982,pp. 9-27.
"Media Smears: One Man's Experiences," The American Spectator, May 1982, pp. 17-20.
"We're Not Really 'Equal'," Newsweek, September 7, 1981, p. 13.
"Thoughts and Details on Poverty," Policy Review, Summer 1981, pp. 11-25.
"Side-Stepping the Facts," Journal of Contemporary Studies, Winter 1981, pp. 91- 92.
"Heresies on Race and Education," Taxing and Spending, Fall 1980, pp. 5-18.
"Ethnicity: Three Black Histories," The Wilson Quarterly, Winter 1979, pp. 96- 106.
"Undue Process," Southwestern Law Review, Winter 1979, pp. 1361-1370.
"Status versus Behavior," Washington University Law Review, Winter 1979, pp. 179- 188.
"Motivating the Law School Faculty in the Twenty-First Century: Is there Life in Tenure?" Journal of Legal Education, Vol. 10, Nos. 102 (1979), pp. 11-12.
"Myths About Minorities," Commentary, August 1979, pp. 33-37.
"The University of California v. Bakke: Landmark or Curiosity?" Regulation, October 1978, pp. 30-34.
"Introduction," Lino A. Graglia, The Supreme Court's Busing Decisions (I.E.E.R., September 1978), pp.1-3.
"Equal Opportunity or Numbers Game?" American Educator, Fall 1978, pp. 12 ff.
"Are Quotas Good for Blacks?" Commentary, June 1978, pp. 39-43.
"Tuition Tax Credits: A Social Revolution," Policy Review, Spring 1978, pp. 79- 83.
"Ethnicity in a Changing America," Daedalus, Winter 1978, pp. 213-238.
"New Light on Black IQ," New York Times Magazine, March 27, 1977, pp. 15 ff.
"Quest for the Elusive Green," Black Enterprise, March 1977, pp. 57 ff.
"Economics and Economic Man," The Americans: 1976, edited by Irving Kristol and Paul H. Weaver, Vol. II, pp. 191-209.
"A Black 'Conservative' Dissents," New York Times Magazine, August 8, 1976, pp. 14 ff.
"Social Science," The American Scholar, Summer 1976, pp. 354-356.
"Adam Smith's Shot Heard Round the World," Fortune, March 1976, pp. 179- 180.
"Patterns of Black Excellence," The Public Interest, Spring 1976, pp. 26-58.
"The Intellect of the Intellectuals," The Chronicle of Higher Education, December 8, 1975, p. 20.
"Social Science and General Education," The Philosophy of the Curriculum, edited by Sidney Hook, pp. 166-168.
"Black Seniors: Work or College?" Almanac, 1975,p. 66.
"Black Excellence: The Case of Dunbar High School," The Public Interest, Spring 1974, pp. 1-21.
"Minorities and the City," The Future of the Metropolis, edited by Eli Ginzberg (1974), pp. 111-130.
"One Viewpoint," Today's Education, November-December 1973, pp. 84-86.
"Black Students: The Rush to Catch Up," Nutshell, 1973-1974, pp. 76-77.
"Arthur Jensen and His Critics: The Great I.Q. Controversy," Change, May 1973, pp. 33-37.
"Violence and the Pay-Off Society," University of Chicago Magazine, November-December 1971, pp. 2-7.
"Economics and Black People," Review of Black Political Economy, Winter-Spring 1971, pp. 3-21.
"Colleges are Skipping Over Competent Blacks to Admit 'Authentic' Ghetto Types," New York Times Magazine, December 13, 1970, pp. 34 ff.
"The 'Available' University," University of Chicago Magazine, November-December 1970, pp. 2-6.
"Veblen's Higher Learning After Fifty Years,"Journal of Economic Issues, December 1969, pp. 66-78.
"Black Studies: Slogan or Social History?" Black Studies, edited by Bayard Rustin, pp. 33-35.
"The Cheap and Easy Way," Western Review, Summer 1967, p. 28.
"The 'Need' for More 'Education'," AAUP Bulletin, December 1966, pp. 380- 384.
"New Dawn in Antitrust? A Comment," Quarterly Review of Economics and Business, September 1965, pp. 87-88.
"The Balance of Payments Dilemma," Bell Telephone Magazine, Spring 1965, pp. 87-88.



Mismatch: How Affirmative Action Hurts Students It's Intended to Help, and Why Universities Won't Admit It, by Richard Sander and Stuart Taylor, Jr. , CLAREMONT REVIEW OF BOOKS, Fall 2012,  pp. 76-78.
Hayek: the Man and the Hero,
pp. 122-124.
The Age of Mass Migrations: Causes and Economic Impact by Timothy J. Hatton and Jeffrey Williamson, JOURNAL OF WORLD HISTORY, Spring 2000, pp. 145-147. 
Property and Freedom
by Richard Pipes, WASHINGTON TIMES, June 6, 1999, p. B8.
Cornell '69 by Donald Alexander Downs,THE WEEKLY STANDARD, May 3, 1999,  pp. 31-33.
The Shape of the River: Long-Term Consequences of Considering Race in College and University Admissions
by William G. Bowen and Derek Bok, THE AMERICAN SPECTATOR, 
April 1999, pp. 24-27.
Out of America: A Black Man Confronts Africa
by Keith Richburg,
NATIONAL REVIEW, April 21, 1997, pp. 74-75.
The Fatal Conceit: The Errors of Socialism by F.A. Hayek, REASON, December 1988, pp. 35-37.
The Hispanics in the United States: A History by L. H. Gann and Peter J. Duignan, REASON, January 1988, pp. 52ff.
College: The Undergraduate Experience in America by Ernest L. Boyer, WALL STREET JOURNAL, April 9, 1987, p. 26.
Years of Poverty, Years of Plenty by Greg J. Duncan, et al, REASON, December 1985, pp. 46-48.
The Nightmare Years by William L. Shirer, REASON, May 1985, pp. 54ff.
Who Will Do Science? by Sue Berryman, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, February 8, 1984, p. 24.
The Economics of Justice by Richard Posner, FORTUNE, November 2, 1981, pp. 175-176.
Equality, the Third World, and Economic Delusion by P. T. Bauer; Investing in People by Theodore W. Schultz, THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW, October 16, 1981, p. 13.
The Ethnic Myth by Stephen Steinberg, POLICY REVIEW, Fall 1981, pp. 169- 170.
The Chinese of America by Jack Chen, THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW, June 7, 1981, p. 13.
Harvard Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Groups, edited by Stephan Thernstrom, et al, COMMENTARY, January 1981, pp. 70-71.
Adam Smith's Politics: An Essay in Historiographic Revision by Donald Winch, JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC HISTORY, June 1979, p. 604.
Knowledge and Ignorance in Economics by T.W. Hutchinson, JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC HISTORY, June 1978, p. 557.
The Classical Economists by D. P. O'Brien, THE AMERICAN HISTORICAL REVIEW, December 1976, p. 1069.
The Black Family in Slavery and Freedom by Herbert G. Gutman, FORTUNE, November 1976, pp. 237-238.
A Rehabilitation of Say's Law by William Harold Hutt, JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC HISTORY, December 1975, pp. 870-871.
Money by John Kenneth Galbraith, COMMENTARY, December 1975, pp. 82ff.
On Economics and Society by Harry G. Johnson,THE ALTERNATIVE, October 1975, pp. 26 ff.
Private Black Colleges at the Crossroads by Daniel C. Thompson; Black Educators in White Colleges, CHANGE, June 1974, pp. 55 ff.
The Education of Black People by W. E. B. DuBois; The Education of Black Folk by Allan Ballard, JOURNAL OF HIGHER EDUCATION, April 1974, pp. 305-308.
A Primer on Social Dynamics by Kenneth E. Boulding, ADMINISTRATIVE SCIENCE QUARTERLY, March 1972, pp. 146-147.
Crisis in World Communism by Frank O'Brien, AMERICAN ECONOMIC REVIEW, September 1965, pp. 911-912.
Essays in the History of Economics by George J. Stigler, AMERICAN ECONOMIC REVIEW, June 1965, pp. 551-553.
Modern Economics by Wronski, Doody, and Clemence, AMERICAN ECONOMIC REVIEW, December 1964, pp. 1095-1096.
Employer Concentration in Local Labor Markets by Robert L. Bunting, AMERICAN ECONOMIC REVIEW, September 1963, p. 828.
Slums and Suburbs by James B. Conant, SOCIAL RESEARCH, Winter 1961, pp. 508-510.
Selected Writings by Karl Marx, SOCIAL RESEARCH, Spring 1960, p. 119.


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