Pillars Perusal | May 1

If you’re anything like all of us on the Pillars Team, your reading list is infinitely long, but you’re always looking for more. Not to worry, we are here to help! Here’s a round up of a few favorite reads and resources!


This week, Dr. Brian Epperson, Dean of the Chesapeake Energy School of Business, shares his recommendations that are  “must read & watch” and they’re all from Thomas Sowell. Make sure they’re on your reading list!



Basic Economics, Thomas Sowell

In this bestselling classic text, Sowell breaks down economics for those of us who aren’t interested in the “jargon and equations”. Subtitled “A Common Sense Guide to the Economy”, this book covers the general priciples of all the major economic systems from capitalist, to socialist, to feudal, and more. Furthermore, Sowell encourages the reader to “critique economic policies in terms of the incentives they create, rather than the goals they proclaim.”


Discrimination and Disparities, Thomas Sowell

“The fact that economic and other outcomes often differ greatly among individuals, groups, institutions and nations poses questions to which many people give very different answers” says Sowell. “Discrimination and Disparities gathers a wide array of empirical evidence from to challenge the idea that different economic outcomes can be explained by any one factor, be it discrimination, exploitation or genetics.” Learn More 



The Best of Thomas Sowell

A great video introduction to Thomas Sowell, the Senior Fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution.


Other Posts


Adam Keiper of the Weekly Standard, writes a review of National Review columnist Jonah Goldberg’s newest book Suicide of the West: How the Rebirth of Tribalism, Populism, Nationalism, and Identity Politics is Destroying American Democracy. Keiper’s post, Jonah Goldberg’s Defense of Capitalism provides a good overview in case you need to add something solid to your summer reading list.


Wondering what to think about all that’s been happening with North and South Korea? The Heritage Foundation is always a good place to get a well researched understanding. This recent post from Maggy Smith provides a quick synopsis and directs readers to other helpful articles and resources.

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