Wealth, Poverty and Politics: An International Perspective

September 8, 2015|
Wealth, Poverty and Politics: An International Perspective by Thomas Sowell
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InWealth, Poverty, and Politics, Thomas Sowell, one of the foremost conservative public intellectuals in this 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: theproductionof 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 on the left, Sowell draws on accurate 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 Politicsreveals the truth about the most explosive political issue of our time.
Thomas Sowellis the Rose and Milton Friedman Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and has taught economics at Cornell, UCLA, and Amherst. The author ofIntellectuals and Societyand the classicBasic Economics, among others, Sowell lives in Stanford, California.
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Title:Wealth, Poverty and Politics: An International Perspective
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:336 pages, 9.25 X 6.13 X 1.09 in
Shipping dimensions:336 pages, 9.25 X 6.13 X 1.09 in
Published:September 8, 2015
Publisher:Basic Books
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780465082933

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