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Wealth, Poverty and Politics: An International Perspective
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Basic Books
Publication date September 8, 2015
Pages 328
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780465082933
ISBN-10 0465082939
Dimensions 1.25 by 6.50 by 9.75 in.
Weight 1.20 lbs.
Original list price $29.99
Summaries and Reviews
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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. Pundits and politically motivated economists trumpet ambiguous statistics and sensational theories while ignoring the true determinant of income inequality: the production of 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 Politics reveals the truth about the most explosive political issue of our time.


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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780465082933 Book cover for 9780465096763
 
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: A revised and enlarged edition of Thomas Sowell's essential examination of differences of wealth and income between nations and within nationsWealth, 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.
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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
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781504623520
 
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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