Thomas Sowell is an icon in the world of economics. In 2002, Sowell was awarded the National Humanities Medal for prolific scholarship melding history, economics, and political science. He followed that up the next year by earning the Bradley Prize for intellectual achievement. Sowell is both a syndicated columnist and an academic economist. In addition to his column, Sowell has written books, and articles, for a general audience such as “The Einstein Syndrome: Bright Children Who Talk Late”, and “Intellectuals and Society”. He primarily writes on economic subjects, endorsing a free market approach to capitalism. Sowell also writes on racial topics and is a critic of affirmative action and race-based quotas.