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The Genius of Thomas Sowell

English, Education, 1 season, 39 episodes, 2 days, 2 hours, 51 minutes
Thomas Sowell might well be our greatest living Intellectual. His accomplishments span 6 decades and include over 40 books and thousands of columns and articles written on a wide range of topics, from economics to sociology to history to race and culture. It is hard to name another intellectual who has studied and written on as wide a range of topics in such a profound way. This podcast will discuss his ideas and is intended to provide a place for admirers of his work to discuss his contributions with other like minded thinkers.
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"Disparate Impact" with Heather Mac Donald

Thomas Sowell calls "Disparate Impact" ideology the "grand dogma" of our time.But what is disparate impact and why is it so important?On this episode we take a deep dive into disparate impact ideology and how it has changed America.Joining me to discuss this important subject is Heather Mac Donald.Heather is a fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research based in New York City. Much like  Sowell , Heather does research into domestic policy and urban affairs and tries to figure out what’s working and what’s not working. She then writes articles and books sharing what she has learned.Her first book was published in 2000 and was called “The burden of bad ideas : how modern intellectuals misshape our society”Three years later she wrote a book called “Are Cops Racist?”This was followed with another book about policing in 2016 called “The War on Cops: How the New Attack on Law and Order Makes Everyone Less Safe.”I first discovered Heather Mac Donald in 2018 with the publication of her book “The Diversity Delusion: How Race and Gender Pandering Corrupt the University and Undermine Our Culture.” I loved that book and I remember finishing it then immediately starting it over and reading it a second time. Her latest book which just came out this month is called “When Race Trumps Merit, How the Pursuit of Equity Sacrifices Excellence, Destroys Beauty, and Threatens Lives.”USEFUL LINKS:• More podcast-related links here:• How to calculate the "Birthday Problem": Ted-Ed Video HERE• "Birthday Problem Khan Academy explanation HERE• You can purchase Heather Mac Donald's new book HERE• Photos of the CalTech Turtle Pond HERE• Jerry MacGuire "Show Me the Money" scene HERE• Heather Mac Donald Wikipedia page HERE• Classical Music featured in this episode:"Cello Suite No 1" by Bach, "Für Elise" by Beethoven,  "Canon in D" by Pachelbel, "Humoresque" by Dvorak,  "Caprice No. 24" by Paganini, "Symphony No. 5" by Beethoven,  "Die Zauberflöte" by Mozart, "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik" by Mozart, "Theme from Schindler's List" by John Williams, "Hungarian Dance No. 5" by Brahms, "Gymnopedie No. 1" by Satie, and "Ode to Joy" by Beethoven. THERE ARE 3 WAYS TO SUPPORT THE PODCAST:1) Support the show financially by subscribing with a monthly contribution on Patreon: money raised through Patreon supports our efforts to popularize the books and ideas of Thomas Sowell.----------------------------------------------2) Rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts. This helps a lot by nudging the show to the top of Google searches. I really appreciate the many positive reviews, especially this one by Jonsby: "This is one of the few podcasts that I actually slow down so I can savor it!"----------------------------------------------3) Purchase our Thomas Sowell Post It Note pads:  You can find all 100 digital images of the post it notes HERE, feel free to download them and use them however you like.To purchase pads o
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