A lot of Dr. Sowell's books were obviously the result of the research he did on this question; why are blacks so often at the bottom of the heap? Several dozen books later, taken as a whole, his work provides comprehensive answers. The left hates him for it. May he live a write for decades to come. He's a treasure. I'd like to see Sowell and the Hudson institute syndicate a TV program that asks serious questions about America's future. American's watched Buckley and Sheen, I think they are as hungry for serious discussion of real issues as they are to escape fast food.