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  1. Wealth, Poverty, and Politics: An International Perspective
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  2. Wealth, Poverty, and Politics: An International Perspective

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In Wealth, Poverty, and Politics, Thomas Sowell, one of the foremost conservative public intellectuals in the country, argues that political and ideological struggles have led to dangerous confusion about income inequality in America. Pundits and politically motivated economists trumpet ambiguous statistics and sensational theories while ignoring the true determinant of income inequality: the production of wealth. We cannot properly understand inequality if we focus exclusively on the distribution of wealth and ignore wealth-production factors such as geography, demography, and culture. Sowell contends that liberals have a particular interest in misreading the data and chastises them for using income inequality as an argument for the welfare state.

Refuting Thomas Piketty, Paul Krugman, and others, Sowell draws on empirical data to show that the inequality is not nearly as extreme or sensational as we have been led to believe. Transcending partisanship through a careful examination of data, Wealth, Poverty, and Politics reveals the truth about the most explosive political issue of our time.

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Country
USA
Author
Thomas Sowell
Binding
Audible Audio Edition
Format
Unabridged
IsAdultProduct
Label
Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Manufacturer
Blackstone Audio, Inc.
PublicationDate
2015-09-08
Publisher
Blackstone Audio, Inc.
ReleaseDate
2015-09-08
Studio
Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Thomas Sowell’s latest book is the usual tour-de-force. It’s not so much that there’s anything startlingly new (although there are some interesting new statistics and several new lines of thought), but that Sowell has a unique ability to clearly and concisely bring together an analysis. In this case, that analysis is of “why are outcomes different for different people?” Sowell writes in opposition to the current vogue for equating differential outcomes with differential justice resulting from “malign actions by others,” with negative nods to Thomas Piketty, John Rawls and a wide range of similar social justice warriors.

Sowell is a truth seeker. His main objection is not to those who think it’s “unfair” that some people have more than others, although he thinks that’s demonstrably false, and demonstrates it. His main philosophical objection is to people who won’t think, because they’re afraid... Read more
“The proliferation of black politicians and of community activists provided a great increase of “leaders” promoting the same kind of vision that ethnic leaders have promoted to many other lagging groups in many other countries around the world. That vision is one in which the lagging groups problems are due primarily, if not solely, to the malign actions of other groups. The answers offered to blacks in America have been in principle—despite local variations—very much like the answers offered to Czechs in nineteenth century Bohemia, Sinhalese in twentieth century Sri Lanka, Maoris in New Zealand and many others elsewhere: group solidarity in pursuit of collective political solutions and, in the meantime, resistance to the cultures of those who are more fortunate.” -- page 157

There is a reason that Thomas Sowell is my favorite economist. In each of his books he takes on conventional wisdom and tears it to shreds. Such is the case in... Read more
Thomas Sowell’s latest book, published in 2015 and now revised a year later, is the usual tour-de-force. It’s not so much that there’s anything startlingly new (although there are some interesting new statistics and several new lines of thought), but that Sowell has a unique ability to clearly and concisely bring together an analysis. In this case, that analysis is of “why are outcomes different for different people?” Sowell writes in opposition to the current vogue for equating differential outcomes with differential justice resulting from “malign actions by others,” with negative nods to Thomas Piketty, John Rawls and a wide range of similar social justice warriors.

This is the second edition of this book, with the original subtitle “An International Perspective” replaced by “Revised And Enlarged Edition.” I do not think the expansion is an improvement. Certainly the book is still excellent, but longer... Read more
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