Thomas Sowell has revised and enlarged his important book Wealth, Poverty and Politics. With Jay, he talks about – well, wealth, poverty, and politics. How about Adam Smith and those boys? What about the role of geography? George Washington referred to America’s “blessed location.” What about the Korean Peninsula? The two halves of it are terribly different, aren’t they? Jay is like a guy in a cocktail lounge, making requests of the pianist. He asks Sowell to comment on trade. And on immigration. And on Indian reservations. And on China. And on environmentalism. And on education. Also on Booker T. Washington, who has long been paired with W. E. B. Du Bois. Has the former gotten a fair shake? (No.) Jay limns a Sowellian theme: People will flourish when the government gets out of their way and they get out of their own way. Of course, those are tall orders. At any rate, a discussion with Tom Sowell is a joy and an education.