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In this book, he describes how elites—the anointed—have replaced facts and rational thinking with rhetorical assertions, thereby altering the course of our social policy.
Discrimination and DisparitiesBasic Books #ad - This revised and enlarged edition also analyzes the human consequences of the prevailing social vision of these disparities and the policies based on that vision--from educational disasters to widespread crime and violence. Hardcover. Many explanations have been offered for the differences. Others believe that those who are less fortunate are victims of the more fortunate.
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Basic EconomicsBasic Books #ad - Basic Books. Hardcover. Bestselling economist thomas Sowell explains the general principles underlying different economic systems: capitalist, socialist, feudal, and so on. This fifth edition includes a new chapter explaining the reasons for large differences of wealth and income between nations. With clear explanations of the entire field, from rent control and the rise and fall of businesses to the international balance of payments, this is the first book for anyone who wishes to understand how the economy functions.
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Black Rednecks and White LiberalsEncounter Books #ad - Their attempt to escape, sowell shows, is hampered by their white liberal friends who turn dysfunctional black redneck culture into a sacrosanct symbol of racial identity. Hardcover. Basic Books. This book presents the kind of eye-opening insights into the history and culture of race for which Sowell has become famous.
As late as the 1940s and 1950s, lawless, poor Southern rednecks were regarded by Northern employers and law enforcement officials as lazy, he argues, and sexually immoral. This pattern was repeated by blacks with whom they shared a subculture in the South. In addition to black rednecks and white Liberals, the book takes on subjects ranging from Are Jews Generic? to The Real History of Slavery.
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Basic Books. These include many beliefs widely disseminated in the media and by politicians, male-female economic differences, income differences, such as mistaken ideas about urban problems, as well as economics fallacies about academia, about race, and about Third World countries. Used book in Good Condition.
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The authors of the Federalist were three of the greatest politicians and political thinkers in U. S. These essays appeared first in 1787-88 as a series of articles in New York City's newspapers to explain and defend the proposed Constitution of the United States. This compact illustrated book selects the best essays from the most important American contribution to the literature of political science and constitutional government, The Federalist.
The Federalist Papers: The Ideas that Forged the American Constitution: Slip-case Edition #ad - Hardcover. Bernstein, is a lecturer in political science at City College of New York and author of Thomas Jefferson and The Founding Fathers: A Very Short Introduction. History: alexander hamilton and John Jay of New York, and James Madison of Virginia. Used book in Good Condition. Basic Books. B. Hamilton and madison were delegates to the federal convention, which framed the Constitution; Jay helped negotiate the Treaty of Paris of 1783, which ended the American Revolution and won British recognition of American independence.
Intellectuals and SocietyBasic Books #ad - Even government leaders with disdain or contempt for intellectuals have had to bend to the climate of opinion shaped by those intellectuals. Intellectuals and society not only examines the track record of intellectuals in the things they have advocated but also analyzes the incentives and constraints under which their views and visions have emerged.
Used book in Good Condition. Basic Books. The influence of intellectuals is not only greater than in previous eras but also takes a very different form from that envisioned by those like Machiavelli and others who have wanted to directly influence rulers. Great product! It has not been by shaping the opinions or directing the actions of the holders of power that modern intellectuals have most influenced the course of events, but by shaping public opinion in ways that affect the actions of power holders in democratic societies, whether or not those power holders accept the general vision or the particular policies favored by intellectuals.
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This revised edition of a classic analyzes the centuries-long debates about the nature of reason, equality, justice, and power.
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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 evidence and the reasoning of most of what is said about differences of income and wealth by people in the media, the definitions, in academia and in politics.
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, from various parts of the ideological spectrum, Poverty and Politics offers many new analyses and insights, it is essentially a fact-based study which subjects many beliefs, to the ultimate test of empirical evidence. Basic Books. 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.
Wealth, Poverty and Politics #ad - These challenged beliefs about the causes of economic differences range from genetic determinism to exploitation and discrimination. 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.
Economics in One Lesson: The Shortest and Surest Way to Understand Basic EconomicsCurrency #ad - He was the founding vice-president of the Foundation for Economic Education and an early editor of The Freeman magazine, an influential libertarian publication. Hazlitt wrote economics in One Lesson, his seminal work, in 1946. Concise and instructive, it is also deceptively prescient and far-reaching in its efforts to dissemble economic fallacies that are so prevalent they have almost become a new orthodoxy.
Used book in Good Condition. Basic Books. Great product! A fundamental influence on modern libertarianism, Hazlitt defends capitalism and the free market from economic myths that persist to this day. Considered among the leading economic thinkers of the “Austrian School, Ludwig von Mises, ” which includes Carl Menger, Friedrich F.
Economics in One Lesson: The Shortest and Surest Way to Understand Basic Economics #ad - A. Hayek, and others, henry hazlitt 1894-1993, an economist, was a libertarian philosopher, and a journalist. Hazlitt’s focus on non-governmental solutions, and general emphasis on free markets, strong — and strongly reasoned — anti-deficit position, economic liberty of individuals, and the dangers of government intervention make Economics in One Lesson every bit as relevant and valuable today as it has been since publication.
Basic Books. Basic Books AZ. Economic commentators across the political spectrum have credited Hazlitt with foreseeing the collapse of the global economy which occurred more than 50 years after the initial publication of Economics in One Lesson.