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At age 86, Thomas Sowell pens last column

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Tumblr_static_thomas-sowellConservative syndicated columnist and economist Thomas Sowell announced yesterday that his most recent column will be his last. He wrote:

Even the best things come to an end. After enjoying a quarter of a century of writing this column for Creators Syndicate, I have decided to stop. Age 86 is well past the usual retirement age, so the question is not why I am quitting, but why I kept at it so long.

It was very fulfilling to be able to share my thoughts on the events unfolding around us, and to receive feedback from readers across the country – even if it was impossible to answer them all.

During a stay in Yosemite National Park last May, taking photos with a couple of my buddies, there were four consecutive days without seeing a newspaper or a television news program – and it felt wonderful. With the political news being so awful this year, it felt especially wonderful.

This made me decide to spend less time following politics and more time on my photography, adding more pictures to my website (www.tsowell.com).

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3 COMMENTS

  1. God bless Thomas Sowell for his intellectual honesty and his calm voice of reason. He always argued the merits of a policy with good will to all and did not resort to personal attacks to demonize those who did not share his views. That honest style of writing an opinion column is more important than ever so I hope some younger writers will copy his great role model.