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Thomas Sowell

Thomas Sowell (June 30, 1930) is an American economist, social theorist, political philosopher and author. He is currently a Rose and Milton Friedman Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University from 1980. He is one of the leading proponents of the Chicago school of economics. His work ranges from trilogy books to columns and articles. He is especially noted for his 2004 study on affirmative action around the world.

Fun Fact: Sowell stated that he was a Marxist during his 20s, and then later rejected Marxian economics in favor of free market economic theory after having interned for the federal government. 

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