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Thomas Sowell

Data de nascimento: 30. Junho 1930

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Thomas Sowell é um economista norte-americano, crítico social, filósofo político e autor conservador.

Nasceu na Carolina do Norte, mas cresceu em Harlem, Nova Iorque. Largou a universidade e foi servir na Marinha dos Estados Unidos durante a Guerra da Coréia. Graduou-se em Economia na Universidade de Harvard em 1958 e depois fez mestrado em economia pela Universidade de Columbia. Em 1968, recebeu seu doutorado em economia pela Universidade de Chicago. É atualmente um membro sênior do Instituto Hoover na Universidade de Stanford . É autor de mais de 30 livros, ferrenho defensor da economia de mercado e já foi professor em universidades como Cornell e a UCLA. Em 2002 recebeu a Medalha Nacional de Humanidades .

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„He died waiting for a doctor, in a building full of doctors. Nothing so dramatized for me the nature of a bureaucracy and its emphasis on procedures, rather than results.“

— Thomas Sowell
Context: In the summer of 1959, as in the summer of 1957, I worked as a clerk-typist in the headquarters of the U. S. Public Health Service in Washington. The people I worked for were very nice and I grew to like them. One day, a man had a heart attack at around 5 PM, on the sidewalk outside the Public Health Service. He was taken inside to the nurse's room, where he was asked if he was a government employee. If he were, he would have been eligible to be taken to a medical facility there. Unfortunately, he was not, so a phone call was made to a local hospital to send an ambulance. By the time this ambulance made its way through miles of Washington rush-hour traffic, the man was dead. He died waiting for a doctor, in a building full of doctors. Nothing so dramatized for me the nature of a bureaucracy and its emphasis on procedures, rather than results. Ch. 5 : Halls of Ivy

„Unfortunately, he was not, so a phone call was made to a local hospital to send an ambulance.“

— Thomas Sowell
Context: In the summer of 1959, as in the summer of 1957, I worked as a clerk-typist in the headquarters of the U. S. Public Health Service in Washington. The people I worked for were very nice and I grew to like them. One day, a man had a heart attack at around 5 PM, on the sidewalk outside the Public Health Service. He was taken inside to the nurse's room, where he was asked if he was a government employee. If he were, he would have been eligible to be taken to a medical facility there. Unfortunately, he was not, so a phone call was made to a local hospital to send an ambulance. By the time this ambulance made its way through miles of Washington rush-hour traffic, the man was dead. He died waiting for a doctor, in a building full of doctors. Nothing so dramatized for me the nature of a bureaucracy and its emphasis on procedures, rather than results. Ch. 5 : Halls of Ivy

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