Dennis Miller is Reading Thomas Sowell

In an interview with John Stossel on Dennis Miller’s radio show, Dennis Miller said that he’s reading Thomas Sowell’s book Basic Economics: A Citizen’s Guide to the Economy.

That’s an excellent place to start.  That’s the first work of Sowell’s that I read and I highly recommend it.  All of it is great, but I particularly remember to the part on the role prices play in our economy being particularly eye opening for me.

If anyone wants to borrow it, I have a copy to lend, though I think newer versions have been released since I bought mine.    Your library should have the latest copies.

You can buy the latest edition, Basic Edition 3rd Ed: A Common Sense Guide to the Economy at

4 thoughts on “Dennis Miller is Reading Thomas Sowell

  1. I read Basic Economics probably fifteen years ago. I should buy it and reread it. It’s funny, but that book (by a conservative) probably pushed me more libertarian than anything else I’d ever read.

  2. It’s been a good 10 years for me since I first read it. Sowell’s intent was to provide a book that applied economics to the real world without using math. It did more for me to help me understand what’s going around us than the undergrad econ courses I took in college.

    While I’m sure it sowed some seeds of wonders of liberty in my brain, the book wasn’t political or idealogical. It uses facts, common sense and economics.

  3. Two thoughts …

    First, I’m glad I discovered your blog.

    Second, very glad to see that other people have discovered and are reading Sowell’s two classic books on economics. I would like to see them required reading for every high school senior. 🙂

    p.s. I just signed up for email updates from your blog, nice work!

    • Hi Speedmaster – Thank you. I’m glad you discovered it too. You site looks great too. Looking forward to future discussions with you.


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