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Guy Sorman

Guy Sorman is a City Journal contributing editor and one of France’s leading public intellectuals. He has often written in defense of free markets and the free society in Europe. As a columnist for the New York-based Project Syndicate, his work is published in more than 100 newspapers and magazines around the world. He also writes frequently for the op-ed page of The Wall Street Journal.

Sorman has authored over twenty books, several of which have been translated into English, including The New Wealth of Nations, The Genius of India, Rifaa’s Children, The Empire of Lies, and 2009’s Economics Does Not Lie. In 1975, he founded the Editions Sorman publishing company in Paris.

From 1993 to 1997, Sorman served as economic adviser to the French minister for foreign affairs, and then to the prime minister. Since 2000, he has chaired the India-France economic council. In 2008, he was appointed global advisor to Korean president Lee Myung Bak.

He is the founder and former president of Action against Hunger, a leading NGO. From 2002 to 2007, he served on the French National Commission for Human Rights. From 1995 to 2008, he was the elected deputy mayor of the city of Boulogne-Billancourt, near Paris, and is now chairman of the city’s economic council.

Sorman graduated from the Paris Institute of political science in 1964 and from the Ecole Nationale d’Administration in 1969. He has taught economics at Paris University and also in China, Russia, Argentina, and the U.S.

Sorman has received the highest distinctions in France (Légion d’honneur), Brazil (Southern Cross), and Argentina (Order of May). He is married and has four daughters.

 


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Arts and Literature
  • The Real Che Guevara Project Syndicate, 01-15-09


  • Business and Economy
  • Cheers for Chile’s Chicago Boys City Journal, Winter 2008
  • Economics Does Not Lie City Journal, Summer 2008
  • America at Work City Journal, Autumn 2008
  • Monetarism Defiant City Journal, Spring 2009
  • Guy Sorman and Gary Becker discuss the current economic crisis and capitalism Podcast: Interview, July 15, 2009
  • Wild Randomness City Journal, Summer 2009
  • Guy Sorman and Dr. Rama Cont discuss the current economic crisis and the role free market principles play in its recovery Podcast: Interview, July 27, 2009
  • Guy Sorman and Paul Romer discuss economic growth Podcast: Interview, 08-03-09
  • Invasion of the European Economists City Journal, Winter 2010
  • The Silicon Lining City Journal, Spring 2010
  • The Free-Marketeers Strike Back City Journal, Summer 2010
  • Big Money Merges with Big Brother Taipei Times, 09-26-10
  • Why Not A Negative Income Tax With Cash Subsidies To The Poor? Investor's Business Daily, 01-21-11
  • Japan, After March 11 City Journal, Spring 2011
  • Patently American City Journal, Autumn 2011
  • How the U.S. Can Sharpen Its Innovative Edge RealClearMarkets, 11-24-11
  • Schumpeter in the White House City Journal, Spring 2012
  • A Growing Economy Necessarily Has To Have A Destructive Side Investor's Business Daily, 04-30-12
  • No More Quick Fixes City Journal, Summer 2012
  • Why Europe Will Rise Again Wall Street Journal, 08-18-12
  • A Brief History of American Prosperity City Journal, Autumn 2012
  • Markets Everywhere City Journal, Autumn 2014


  • California
  • The Silicon Lining City Journal, Spring 2010


  • Culture and Society
  • May 1968: 40 Years Later City Journal, Spring 2008
  • The Empire of Lies: The Truth about China in the Twenty-First Century Book, April 2008
  • Remembering Rose Friedman Forbes.com, 08-19-09
  • The Philanthropic Spectacle City Journal, Autumn 2013
  • Markets Everywhere City Journal, Autumn 2014


  • Economic Development
  • The Empire of Lies: The Truth about China in the Twenty-First Century Book, April 2008
  • Monetarism Defiant Forbes.com, 04-26-09
  • Don't Throw Deregulation Overboard Washington Examiner, 07-01-09
  • A Conversation on Free Markets Podcast: Interview, July 20, 2009
  • Wild Randomness Forbes.com, 08-04-09
  • Invasion Of The European Economists Forbes.com, 01-18-10
  • France's Perpetual Revolution Wall Street Journal, 10-21-10
  • A Growing Economy Necessarily Has To Have A Destructive Side Investor's Business Daily, 04-30-12
  • How Dallas' Super-rich Donors Are Transforming The City Dallas Morning News, 05-19-13
  • Capitalism and the Pope City Journal, Winter 2014
  • Markets Everywhere City Journal, Autumn 2014


  • Energy
  • Is Cap-And-Trade Just Political Posturing? If Not, It Could Mean Economic Suicide Investor's Business Daily, 07-14-09


  • Environment
  • Will Business-Toxic Environment Poison Silicon Valley Innovation? Investor's Business Daily, 04-21-10


  • Foreign Affairs
  • The Empire of Lies City Journal, Spring 2007
  • Moscow: Oil Town City Journal, Autumn 2007
  • Cheers for Chile’s Chicago Boys City Journal, Winter 2008
  • America at Work City Journal, Autumn 2008
  • George Washington Patrols the Pacific City Journal, Winter 2009
  • Earthquakes and the Mandate of Heaven Wall Street Journal, 05-17-08
  • Swimsuit Issue City Journal, Autumn 2009
  • The Real Che Guevara Project Syndicate, 01-15-09
  • How Sarkozy Lost France Wall Street Journal, 06-02-08
  • Invasion Of The European Economists Forbes.com, 01-18-10
  • Whether It's Greece Or The U.S., Statism Riskier Than Free Market Investor's Business Daily, 03-22-10
  • It's a Global Century, not an Asian Century The Japan Times, 04-08-10
  • Big Money Merges with Big Brother Taipei Times, 09-26-10
  • Asian Megacities, Free and Unfree City Journal, Autumn 2010
  • France's Perpetual Revolution Wall Street Journal, 10-21-10
  • Japan, After March 11 City Journal, Spring 2011
  • The New Rebellions City Journal, Winter 2012


  • Government Reform
  • France's Perpetual Revolution Wall Street Journal, 10-21-10
  • Patently American City Journal, Autumn 2011


  • History
  • May 1968: 40 Years Later City Journal, Spring 2008
  • How Sarkozy Lost France Wall Street Journal, 06-02-08
  • Is Islam Compatible with Capitalism? City Journal, Summer 2011
  • A Brief History of American Prosperity City Journal, Autumn 2012


  • Immigration
  • France's Swimsuit Issue Forbes.com, 10-21-09


  • Intellectual Property
  • How the U.S. Can Sharpen Its Innovative Edge RealClearMarkets, 11-24-11


  • Islam
  • Is Islam Compatible with Capitalism? City Journal, Summer 2011
  • Swimsuit Issue City Journal, Autumn 2009


  • Legal Issues
  • Political Justice Returns South China Morning Post, 02-06-10


  • National Politics
  • No More Quick Fixes Washington Examiner, 07-27-12
  • The Philanthropic Spectacle City Journal, Autumn 2013


  • Other Cities
  • Moscow: Oil Town City Journal, Autumn 2007
  • Asian Megacities, Free and Unfree City Journal, Autumn 2010
  • Big Philanthropy City Journal, Spring 2013
  • How Dallas' Super-rich Donors Are Transforming The City Dallas Morning News, 05-19-13


  • Parks
  • How Dallas' Super-rich Donors Are Transforming The City Dallas Morning News, 05-19-13


  • Philanthropy
  • How Dallas' Super-rich Donors Are Transforming The City Dallas Morning News, 05-19-13
  • Big Philanthropy City Journal, Spring 2013
  • The Philanthropic Spectacle City Journal, Autumn 2013


  • Politics
  • Don't Throw Deregulation Overboard Washington Examiner, 07-01-09
  • A Conversation on Free Markets Podcast: Interview, July 20, 2009
  • How Sarkozy Lost France Wall Street Journal, 06-02-08
  • Political Justice Returns South China Morning Post, 02-06-10
  • Why Europe Will Rise Again Wall Street Journal, 08-18-12


  • Public Pension Funds
  • France's Perpetual Revolution Wall Street Journal, 10-21-10


  • Regulation
  • Economics Does Not Lie City Journal, Summer 2008
  • Wild Randomness City Journal, Summer 2009
  • The Silicon Lining City Journal, Spring 2010
  • The Free-Marketeers Strike Back City Journal, Summer 2010


  • Religion
  • France's Swimsuit Issue Forbes.com, 10-21-09
  • Is Islam Compatible with Capitalism? City Journal, Summer 2011
  • Capitalism and the Pope City Journal, Winter 2014


  • School Curriculum and Programs
  • Remembering Rose Friedman Forbes.com, 08-19-09


  • School Finance and Management
  • Invasion Of The European Economists Forbes.com, 01-18-10


  • School Vouchers
  • Remembering Rose Friedman Forbes.com, 08-19-09


  • Taxes and Budget
  • France's Perpetual Revolution Wall Street Journal, 10-21-10
  • Why Not a Negative Income Tax? City Journal, Winter 2011
  • Why Not A Negative Income Tax With Cash Subsidies To The Poor? Investor's Business Daily, 01-21-11
  • Schumpeter in the White House City Journal, Spring 2012


  • Technology
  • America at Work City Journal, Autumn 2008


  • Terrorism
  • George Washington Patrols the Pacific City Journal, Winter 2009


  • Urban Issues
  • How Dallas' Super-rich Donors Are Transforming The City Dallas Morning News, 05-19-13


  • War on Terror
  • George Washington Patrols the Pacific City Journal, Winter 2009


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