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Discrimination and Disparities

Thomas Sowell

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Basic Books
24 April 2018
Social discrimination; Business & Economics; Economics
A searching re-examination of the assumptions, and the evidence for and against, current approaches to issues of economic and other disparities Discrimination and Disparities challenges believers in such one-factor explanations of economic outcome differences as discrimination, exploitation or genetics. It is readable enough for people with no prior knowledge of economics. Yet the empirical evidence with which it backs up its analysis spans the globe and challenges beliefs across the ideological spectrum.

The point of Discrimination and Disparities is not to recommend some particular policy fix at the end, but to clarify why so many policy fixes have turned out to be counterproductive, and to expose some seemingly invincible fallacies behind many counterproductive policies.

The final chapter deals with social visions and their human consequences.
By:   Thomas Sowell
Imprint:   Basic Books
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 167mm,  Width: 245mm,  Spine: 21mm
Weight:   412g
ISBN:   9781541645608
ISBN 10:   154164560X
Pages:   208
Publication Date:   24 April 2018
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Thomas Sowell is a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He is the author of dozens of books and the recipient of various awards, including the National Humanities Medal, Presented by the President of the United States in 2003.

Reviews for Discrimination and Disparities

Throughout his career, Thomas Sowell has been fearless in confronting uncomfortable facts about human nature and ill-conceived public policies. His new book, Discrimination and Disparities, is the latest in a long line of works that calmly but persuasively shatter myths and ideological beliefs about race, ethnicity, economics, history, and culture. --New York Journal of Books A sane, balanced and highly informed discussion of many of the central issues of the day. --Washington Times Everything Dr. Sowell writes is worth reading, but this book couldn't be more timely. If there is any topic that needs a strong dose of empirical data and common sense, it is this one. --Power Line


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