1 hr 34 min

Affirmative Action and Sowell's "Inside American Education" • Part 4 The Genius of Thomas Sowell

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NEW NEWS THAT'S NEWSWORTHY:
Basic Books (Sowell's publisher) is teaming up with The Genius of Thomas Sowell Podcast to offer listeners a chance to win 4 Sowell books. Enter at SowellBooks.com for a chance to win!

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In this episode, we turn our attention to Chapter 6 of Thomas Sowell’s 1993 book “Inside American Education.” Sowell named the chapter “New Racism and Old Dogmatism” and his focus there was to analyze the real world effects of affirmative action policies which began in America in the 1960’s.

Sowell makes a very surprising and counter-intuitive argument in this chapter; namely, that affirmative action policies, also called preferential admissions policies, don’t actually benefit the people they are intended to help. Sowell makes the claim that these policies not only harm their intended beneficiaries but that they also set in motion a series of incentives and constraints which harm the university system as well as society in general.

This episode includes:
• A summary of Chapter 6;
• Interviews with students on campus of an elite Los Angeles University;
• Clips from other Sowell books, Sowell interviews and other podcasters.

Notes:
• Here's a LINK to the full Chapter 6 of the book so you can read it for yourself;
• Here's a LINK to the MIT announcement referred to in the podcast;
•  Here's a LINK to the Rush song played in the episode, and HERE are the full lyrics.
• Our updated listener statistics to the podcast can be found HERE.

There are 3 ways to support the show:

1) Rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts

2) Purchase our Thomas Sowell Post It Note pads:  You can find all 50 digital images of the post it notes HERE, feel free to download them and use them however you like. To purchase pads of printed post it notes, please  Paypal $3/pad to wolanalan@gmail.com or Venmo to @Alan-Wolan.  Please put your mailing address as well as your email address in the notes of the payment. International orders will cost more, please ask.

3) Support the show financially by subscribing with a monthly contribution on Patreon, link HERE.

You can email Alan at: TheGeniusOfThomasSowell@gmail.com

NEW NEWS THAT'S NEWSWORTHY:
Basic Books (Sowell's publisher) is teaming up with The Genius of Thomas Sowell Podcast to offer listeners a chance to win 4 Sowell books. Enter at SowellBooks.com for a chance to win!

New: Support us on PATREON at: Patreon.com/SowellGenius LINK

In this episode, we turn our attention to Chapter 6 of Thomas Sowell’s 1993 book “Inside American Education.” Sowell named the chapter “New Racism and Old Dogmatism” and his focus there was to analyze the real world effects of affirmative action policies which began in America in the 1960’s.

Sowell makes a very surprising and counter-intuitive argument in this chapter; namely, that affirmative action policies, also called preferential admissions policies, don’t actually benefit the people they are intended to help. Sowell makes the claim that these policies not only harm their intended beneficiaries but that they also set in motion a series of incentives and constraints which harm the university system as well as society in general.

This episode includes:
• A summary of Chapter 6;
• Interviews with students on campus of an elite Los Angeles University;
• Clips from other Sowell books, Sowell interviews and other podcasters.

Notes:
• Here's a LINK to the full Chapter 6 of the book so you can read it for yourself;
• Here's a LINK to the MIT announcement referred to in the podcast;
•  Here's a LINK to the Rush song played in the episode, and HERE are the full lyrics.
• Our updated listener statistics to the podcast can be found HERE.

There are 3 ways to support the show:

1) Rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts

2) Purchase our Thomas Sowell Post It Note pads:  You can find all 50 digital images of the post it notes HERE, feel free to download them and use them however you like. To purchase pads of printed post it notes, please  Paypal $3/pad to wolanalan@gmail.com or Venmo to @Alan-Wolan.  Please put your mailing address as well as your email address in the notes of the payment. International orders will cost more, please ask.

3) Support the show financially by subscribing with a monthly contribution on Patreon, link HERE.

You can email Alan at: TheGeniusOfThomasSowell@gmail.com

1 hr 34 min