The Review of Black Political Economy

, Volume 12, Issue 2, pp 163–177 | Cite as

The economics of Thomas Sowell: A critique ofmarkets and minorities

  • Bernadette P. Chachere


Ethnic Minority Competitive Equilibrium Social Reformer Indifference Curve Black Political Economy 
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