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Wealth, Poverty and Politics: An International Perspective
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Basic Books
Publication date September 6, 2016
Pages 624
Binding Hardcover
Edition 2
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780465096763
ISBN-10 046509676X
Dimensions 0 by 6.13 by 9.25 in.
Original list price $32.00
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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 movement—including John Rawls, Thomas Piketty, Paul Krugman, and Joseph Stiglitz—and shows how a remarkable number of their claims cannot withstand plain common sense, expressed in plain English.


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Hardcover
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2 edition from Basic Books (September 6, 2016); titled "Wealth, Poverty and Politics: An International Perspective"
9780465096763 | details & prices | 624 pages | List price $32.00
About: In Wealth, Poverty, and Politics, Dr.
from Basic Books (September 8, 2015); titled "Wealth, Poverty and Politics: An International Perspective"
9780465082933 | details & prices | 328 pages | 6.50 × 9.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $29.99
About: In Wealth, 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.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780435401542
 
With Penny Tassoni, Karen Hucker | from Butterworth-Heinemann (February 1, 1999); titled "Planning Play and the Early Years"
9780435401542 | details & prices | List price $22.01
This edition also contains Planning Play and the Early Years
About: This work provides practical guidance on planning with play programmes for 0-8 year olds with clear links to the early years curriculum.
CD/Spoken Word
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With David Cochran Heath (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (September 8, 2015)
9781504623520 | details & prices | 5.00 × 5.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $34.95
About: From conservative intellectual and New York Times bestselling author Thomas Sowell comes a thorough discussion of income equality and the production of wealth.

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