Wealth Poverty and Politics

Written By Thomas Sowell
Wealth  Poverty and Politics
  • Publsiher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 06 September 2016
  • ISBN : 0465096778
  • Pages : 576 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Wealth Poverty and Politics written by Thomas Sowell which was release on 06 September 2016, this book published by Hachette UK. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: A revised and enlarged edition of Thomas Sowell's essential examination of differences of wealth and income between nations and within nations Wealth, 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. After an extensive examination of factors behind the economic differences between nations and within nations -- including geographic, demographic, 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, Angus Deaton and Joseph Stiglitz. Among the more heartening findings from history are the individuals, groups and nations that have risen from poverty and backwardness to prosperity and achievements on the frontiers of human progress. 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. Although Wealth, Poverty and Politics offers many new analyses and insights, it is essentially a fact-based study which subjects many beliefs, from various parts of the ideological spectrum, to the ultimate test of empirical evidence. These challenged beliefs about the causes of economic differences range from genetic determinism to exploitation and discrimination. In each case, the analysis follows where the facts lead, whether that is verification, refutation or some combination of the two. Its guiding principle is expressed in a quotation from the late Daniel Patrick Moynihan that opens the final section of the book: "You're entitled to your own opinions, but you're not entitled to your own facts."

Wealth Poverty and Politics

Wealth  Poverty and Politics
  • Author : Thomas Sowell
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2016-09-06
  • Total pages : 576
  • ISBN : 0465096778
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Summary : A revised and enlarged edition of Thomas Sowell's essential examination of differences of wealth and income between nations and within nations Wealth, 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 ...

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Wealth  Poverty  and Human Destiny
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  • Publisher : Isi Books
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Total pages : 538
  • ISBN : 0465096778
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Summary : "In Wealth, Poverty, and Human Destiny, editors Doug Bandow and David L. Schindler bring together some of today's leading economists, theologians, and social critics to consider whether the triumph of capitalism is a cause for celebration or concern. Michael Novak, Richard John Neuhaus, Max Stackhouse, and other defenders of democratic ...

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  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1989
  • Total pages : 212
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  • Author : George F. Gilder
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1985
  • Total pages : 42
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2020-02
  • Total pages : 784
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  • Release Date : 2004
  • Total pages : 212
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  • Release Date : 1973
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  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1997-01-01
  • Total pages : 361
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Summary : "Comprehensively and knowledgeably addresses uniquely modern dilemmas of urban places in the Middle East by bringing together an interdisciplinary group of scholars who have already made significant contributions . . . in their respective fields. . . . A very important volume."--Janet L. Bauer, Trinity College, Hartford "Makes a valuable addition to the literature. . . . Offers ...