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Monday, June 29, 2009

When Did Thomas Sowell Become Batshit Crazy?

No, really. I stopped paying attention to him about 20 years ago when he gave up serious scholarship in favor of writing boilerplate conservative screeds and cranky old man cultural observations.

So I'm a bit surprised to see just how nutty he has become. Or maybe this is what boilerplate conservative screeds have become and Sowell is just following along.

HT: Tyler Cowen, whose commentors make the tenchant observation that Sowell may be the Paul Krugam of the right, a once serious economist whose turn to partisan hackery ended in sheer madness.

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