Discrimination and Disparities

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Basic Books #ad - Some believe that those with less fortunate outcomes are victims of genetics. This revised and enlarged edition also analyzes the human consequences of the prevailing social vision of these disparities and the policies based on that vision--from educational disasters to widespread crime and violence. Others believe that those who are less fortunate are victims of the more fortunate.

Discrimination and Disparities #ad - Discrimination and disparities gathers a wide array of empirical evidence to challenge the idea that different economic outcomes can be explained by any one factor, be it discrimination, exploitation, or genetics. Many explanations have been offered for the differences. An enlarged edition of thomas Sowell's brilliant examination of the origins of economic disparitiesEconomic and other outcomes differ vastly among individuals, groups, and nations.

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Black Rednecks and White Liberals

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Encounter Books #ad - So too are the inspiring achievements and painful tragedies of black education in the United States. This explosive new book challenges many of the long-prevailing assumptions about blacks, about slavery, about Jews, about Germans, and about education. An essay titled "the real history of Slavery" presents a jolting re-examination of that tragic institution and the narrow and distorted way it is too often seen today.

The reasons for the venomous hatred of jews, and of other groups like them in countries around the world, are explored in an essay that asks, "Are Jews Generic?" Misconceptions of German history in general, and of the Nazi era in particular, are also re-examined. Used book in Good Condition. Black rednecks and white liberals" is the capstone of decades of outstanding research and writing on racial and cultural issues by Thomas Sowell.

Black Rednecks and White Liberals #ad - In a series of long essays, this book presents an in-depth look at key beliefs behind many mistaken and dangerous actions, policies, and trends. It presents eye-opening insights into the historical development of the ghetto culture that is today wrongly seen as a unique black identity--a culture cheered on toward self-destruction by white liberals who consider themselves "friends" of blacks.

Plainly written, and backed with a startling array of documented facts, powerfully reasoned, Black Rednecks and White Liberals takes on not only the trendy intellectuals of our times but also such historic interpreters of American life as Alexis de Tocqueville and Frederick Law Olmsted.

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Economic Facts and Fallacies, 2nd edition

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Basic Books #ad - Economic Facts and Fallacies, 2nd edition #ad - Thomas sowell's indispensable examination of the most popular economic fallaciesIn Economic Facts and Fallacies, Thomas Sowell exposes some of the most popular fallacies about economic issues in a lively manner that does not require any prior knowledge of economics. These fallacies include many beliefs widely disseminated in the media and by politicians, as well as economic fallacies about academia, about race, such as fallacies about urban problems, male-female economic differences, income differences, and about Third World countries.

Sowell shows that fallacies are not simply crazy ideas but in fact have a certain plausibility that gives them their staying power--and makes careful examination of their flaws both necessary and important. Used book in Good Condition.

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Basic Economics

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Basic Books #ad - Drawing on lively examples from around the world and from centuries of history, Sowell explains basic economic principles for the general public in plain English. The bestselling citizen's guide to economicsBasic Economics is a citizen's guide to economics, written for those who want to understand how the economy works but have no interest in jargon or equations.

Basic Economics #ad - Basic Books. With clear explanations of the entire field, from rent control and the rise and fall of businesses to the international balance of payments, this is the first book for anyone who wishes to understand how the economy functions. Used book in Good Condition. In readable language, he shows how to critique economic policies in terms of the incentives they create, rather than the goals they proclaim.

Bestselling economist thomas Sowell explains the general principles underlying different economic systems: capitalist, socialist, feudal, and so on. This fifth edition includes a new chapter explaining the reasons for large differences of wealth and income between nations.

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Wealth, Poverty and Politics

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Basic Books #ad - After an extensive examination of factors behind the economic differences between nations and within nations -- including geographic, cultural and political factors -- the last section of the book is a searching critique of leading income redistributionists, from John Rawls to Thomas Piketty and Nobel laureates in economics Paul Krugman, demographic, Angus Deaton and Joseph Stiglitz.

A revised and enlarged edition of thomas sowell's essential examination of differences of wealth and income between nations and within nationsWealth, Poverty and Politics challenges the assumptions, the definitions, the evidence and the reasoning of most of what is said about differences of income and wealth by people in the media, in academia and in politics.

Basic Books. Among the more painful findings are counterproductive creeds and policies that have needlessly prolonged poverty and dependency among lagging groups in countries around the world, and whipped up resentments -- and sometimes violence -- against more productive and successful minorities in many places and times.

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These challenged beliefs about the causes of economic differences range from genetic determinism to exploitation and discrimination.

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A Conflict of Visions: Ideological Origins of Political Struggles

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Basic Books #ad - This revised edition of a classic analyzes the centuries-long debates about the nature of reason, justice, equality, and power. A conflict of visions offers a compelling case that these opposing visions are behind the ethical and ideological disputes of yesterday and today. Basic Books. It distinguishes between those with the "constrained" vision, which sees human nature as enduring and self-centered, and the "unconstrained" vision, in which human nature is malleable and perfectible.

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Intellectuals and Race

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Basic Books #ad - Basic Books. Moreover, these radically different views of race in these two eras were held by intellectuals whose views on other issues were very similar in both eras. Intellectuals and race is not, economic and statistical evidence-- all of it directed toward testing the underlying assumptions about race that have prevailed at times among intellectuals in general, as well as demographic, even though it has much historical evidence, however, a book about history, geographic, and especially intellectuals at the highest levels.

Basic Books. The views of individual intellectuals have spanned the spectrum, but the views of intellectuals as a whole have tended to cluster. Indeed, these views have clustered at one end of the spectrum in the early twentieth century and then clustered at the opposite end of the spectrum in the late twentieth century.

Intellectuals and Race #ad - Basic Books. The impact of intellectuals' ideas and crusades on the larger society, both past and present, is the ultimate concern. The role of intellectuals in racial strife is explored in an international context that puts the American experience in a wholly new light. Thomas sowell's incisive critique of the intellectuals' destructive role in shaping ideas about race in AmericaIntellectuals and Race is a radical book in the original sense of one that goes to the root of the problem.

In addition to in-depth examinations of these and other issues, Intellectuals and Race explores the incentives, not only for particular racial or ethnic groups, the visions and the rationales that drive intellectuals at the highest levels to conclusions that have often turned out to be counterproductive and even disastrous, but for societies as a whole.

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Intellectuals and Society

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Basic Books #ad - Thomas sowell's classic book on the influence of modern intellectuals The influence of intellectuals is not only greater than in previous eras but also takes a very different form from that envisioned by those like Machiavelli and others who have wanted to directly influence rulers. It has not been by shaping the opinions or directing the actions of the holders of power that modern intellectuals have most influenced the course of events, but by shaping public opinion in ways that affect the actions of power holders in democratic societies, whether or not those power holders accept the general vision or the particular policies favored by intellectuals.

Basic Books AZ. This much revised and reorganized edition of Intellectuals and Society is more than half again larger than the first edition. Basic Books AZ. One of the most surprising aspects of this study is how often intellectuals have been proved not only wrong, but grossly and disastrously wrong in their prescriptions for the ills of society--and how little their views have changed in response to empirical evidence of the disasters entailed by those views.

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Four new chapters have been added on intellectuals and race, including a chapter on race and intelligence.

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The Quest for Cosmic Justice

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The Quest for Cosmic Justice #ad - It rejects both "merit" and historical redress as principles for guiding public policy. Those consequences include the steady and dangerous erosion of the fundamental principles of freedom -- and the quiet repeal of the American revolution. The quest for cosmic justice shows how confused conceptions of justice end up promoting injustice, how confused conceptions of equality end up promoting inequality, and how the tyranny of social visions prevents many people from confronting the actual consequences of their own beliefs and policies.

Basic Books AZ. It argues that "equality" is neither right nor wrong, but meaningless.

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Trickle Down Theory and Tax Cuts for the Rich

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The Thomas Sowell Reader

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Basic Books #ad - Whether the reader will agree with all my conclusions is another question entirely. Basic Books AZ. Basic Books AZ. The sources range from Dr. Basic Books. Basic Books. A one-volume introduction to over three decades of the wide-ranging writings of one of America's most respected and cited authorsThese selections from the many writings of Thomas Sowell over a period of a half century cover social, economic, legal, cultural, educational, and political issues.

But disagreements can be productive, while misunderstandings seldom are. Thomas sowell Used book in Good Condition. Sowell's letters, books, newspaper columns, and articles in both scholarly journals and popular magazines. These topics are dealt with by sometimes drawing on history, sometimes drawing on economics, and sometimes drawing on a sense of humor.

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The topics range from late-talking children to "tax cuts for the rich, " baseball, the role of judges, war, race, medical care, and the rhetoric of politicians. Basic Books. Basic Books.

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