THE GEORGE JARKESY SHOW WELCOMES SPECIAL GUEST THOMAS SOWELL, ECONOMIST AND AUTHOR OF “INTELLECTUALS AND SOCIETY.” DAVID RODRIGUEZ ALSO JOINS THE SHOW FROM FXCM ALONG WITH SKIPPER DIPPLE FROM YO RANCH.
Thomas Sowell was born in North Carolina and grew up in Harlem. As with many others in his neighborhood, Thomas Sowell left home early and did not finish high school. The next few years were difficult ones, but eventually he joined the Marine Corps and became a photographer in the Korean War. After leaving the service, Thomas Sowell entered Harvard University, worked a part-time job as a photographer and studied the science that would become his passion and profession: economics.
After graduating magna cum laude from Harvard University (1958), Thomas Sowell went on to receive his master’s in economics from Columbia University (1959) and a doctorate in economics from the University of Chicago (1968).
In the early ’60s, Sowell held jobs as an economist with the Department of Labor and AT&T. But his real interest was in teaching and scholarship. In 1965, at Cornell University, Sowell began the first of many professorships. Thomas Sowell’s other teaching assignments include Rutgers University, Amherst College, Brandeis University and the University of California at Los Angeles, where he taught in the early ’70s and also from 1984 to 1989.
Thomas Sowell has published a large volume of writing. His dozen books, as well as numerous articles and essays, cover a wide range of topics, from classic economic theory to judicial activism, from civil rights to choosing the right college. Moreover, much of his writing is considered ground-breaking — work that will outlive the great majority of scholarship done today.
Though Thomas Sowell had been a regular contributor to newspapers in the late ’70s and early ’80s, he did not begin his career as a newspaper columnist until 1984. George F. Will’s writing, says Sowell, proved to him that someone could say something of substance in so short a space (750 words). And besides, writing for the general public enables him to address the heart of issues without the smoke and mirrors that so often accompany academic writing.
In 1990, he won the prestigious Francis Boyer Award, presented by The American Enterprise Institute.
Currently Thomas Sowell is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institute in Stanford, California and recent author of of the novel “Intellectuals and Society”.
David Rodriguez specializes in algorithmic trading systems. He has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, TheStreet.com, Reuters Insider, Marketwatch, and other major outlets. He is an excellent source for institutional and retail trader positioning as well as automated trading systems.
Mr. Dippel is well known in the banking community and has extensive expertise in banking and financial services.He grew up in the Central Texas city of Brenham, and is chairman of the Brenham National Bank.
Nicknamed Skipper, Mr. Dippel was educated at the University of Texas and the U.S. Naval Justice School.He earned both hisundergraduate and law degrees with highest honors.He graduated from the Naval Justice School as a certified trial and defense counsel.He now is a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Naval Reserve Judge Advocate General’s Corps.
A former director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Mr. Dippel has held leadership positions in both the Texas Bankers Association and the Independent Bankers Association of Texas.Hehas established extensive ties with the Office of the Comptroller and the Texas Department of Banking.Various Texas governors have appointed him to membership on the Commission of the Arts, the Historical Commission, and the Cultural Trust Council.
Mr. Dippel has been listed in who be Who in Finance and Industry and who be Who in American Law.