Sowell, Thomas (June 30, 1930-)
American economist, social theorist and political philosopher. He advocates laissez-faire economics and writes from a conservative libertarian perspective. He is the Rose and Milton Friedman Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution. His most recent books include the Housing Boom and Bust (2009), Intellectuals and Society (2009) and Applied Economics (2009). His current research focuses on cultural history in a world perspective.