Event: Why Thomas Sowell Matters. August 8, 2024

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Speaker: Jason Riley

Jason Riley

Jason Riley is an opinion columnist at The Wall Street Journal, where his column Upward Mobility has run since 2016. He is also a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and provides television commentary for various news outlets.  He has worked for USA Today and the Buffalo News.

Mr. Riley writes opinion pieces on politics, economics, education, immigration, and race. He also speaks frequently on ABC, NBC, CNN, PBS, FOX, and NPR.

Mr. Riley, a 2018 Bradley Prize recipient, is the author of four books: “Let Them In: The Case for Open Borders” (2008); “Please Stop Helping Us: How Liberals Make It Harder for Blacks to Succeed” (2014); “False Black Power?” (2017); and “Maverick: A Biography of Thomas Sowell” (2021).

Born in Buffalo, New York, Mr. Riley earned a bachelor’s degree in English from the State University of New York at Buffalo.  He married Naomi Schaefer Riley, also a journalist, in 2004. They reside in suburban New York City with their three children.


In his 2021 book, Maverick: A Biography of Thomas Sowell, Jason Riley reviews and provides context for the ideas and scholarship of Thomas Sowell, who is one of the most significant economic scholars and social thinkers of the last half century.  In this book, Mr. Riley not only presents insights from his personal interviews with Thomas Sowell, but also he presents insights from many scholastic colleagues, former students, and acquaintances of Thomas Sowell.  (One of those former students of Thomas Sowell who was interviewed happens to be one of our Hayek Group founders Gerald O’Driscoll, and you can find a quote by Gerald about is professor Sowell in Jason Riley’s book!)

In his Hayek Group talk, Jason will draw from his understanding of Thomas Sowell’s work to provide Jason’s own perspectives of where we are as a nation and where we should go.

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Date: Thursday, August 8, 2024
Time: 6:00 PM

Doors open at 5:15 PM
Dinner at 6:00 PM
Speaker at 6:45 PM
Cash Bar Available, Come meet and greet others;
Presentation followed by question and answer time

Place: The Club at Arrowcreek

2905 Arrowcreek Pkwy, Reno, NV 89511

$47 per person with reservation

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