An enlarged edition of Thomas Sowell's brilliant examination of the origins of economic disparities
Economic and other outcomes differ vastly among individuals, groups, and nations. Many explanations have been offered for the differences. Some believe that those with less fortunate outcomes are victims of genetics. Others believe that those who are less fortunate are victims of the more fortunate.
Discrimination and Disparities gathers a wide array of empirical evidence to challenge the idea that different economic outcomes can be explained by any one factor, be it discrimination, exploitation, or genetics. This revised and enlarged edition also analyzes the human consequences of the prevailing social vision of these disparities and the policies based on that visionfrom educational disasters to widespread crime and violence.
|Product dimensions:||5.70(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.40(d)|
About the Author
Thomas Sowell is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He is the author of dozens of books and the recipient of various awards, including the National Humanities Medal, presented by the president of the United States in 2003.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Disparities and Prerequisites 1
Chapter 2 Discrimination; Meanings and Costs 29
Chapter 3 Sorting and Unsorting People 58
Chapter 4 The World of Numbers 87
Chapter 5 The World of Words 115
Chapter 6 Social Visions and Human Consequences 150
Chapter 7 Facts, Assumptions and Goals 186
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Thank you Dr. Sowell for your insightful analysis.
Scholarly work using worldwide examples to exam the empirical evidence of the causes of disparate outcomes, and clearly defining types and costs of discrimination. Multiple examples, sometimes repetitive, compare facts in the real world to ideological suppositions that others frequently champion without factual support.