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Wealth, Poverty and Politics (Hardcover) (Thomas Sowell)

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In Wealth, Poverty, and Politics, Dr. Thomas Sowell of the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, examines the reasons for large differences in income and wealth between nations and among groups within nations. A wide range of geographic, demographic, cultural, and political factors are examined, not to find a single factor or a single combination of factors that will explain all economic differences, but to show how particular combinations of factors limit or expand the possibilities for specific nations and peoples at specific times and places.Dr. Sowell also examines some popular explanations of these differences and shows why they will not stand up under scrutiny. In doing so, he takes on some of the reigning titans of the redistributionist movementincluding John Rawls, Thomas Piketty, Paul Krugman, and Joseph Stiglitzand shows how a remarkable number of their claims cannot withstand plain common sense, expressed in plain English.
Number of Pages: 565
Genre: Political Science, Business + Money Management
Sub-Genre: Public Policy / Economic Policy, Economics / General, Economic Conditions
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Perseus Books Group
Author: Thomas Sowell
Language: English
Street Date: September 6, 2016
TCIN: 51413384
UPC: 9780465096763
Item Number (DPCI): 248-20-7996
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