Economic Facts and Fallacies (häftad)
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Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
304
Utgivningsdatum
2011-03-22
Upplaga
2 ed
Förlag
Basic Books
Dimensioner
206 x 140 x 23 mm
Vikt
295 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780465022038
Economic Facts and Fallacies (häftad)

Economic Facts and Fallacies

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Häftad Engelska, 2011-03-22
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In Economic Facts and Fallacies , Thomas Sowell exposes some of the most popular fallacies about economic issues in a lively manner that does not require any prior knowledge of economics. These fallacies include many beliefs widely disseminated in the media and by politicians, such as fallacies about urban problems, income differences, male-female economic differences, as well as economic fallacies about academia, about race, and about Third World countries. Sowell shows that fallacies are not simply crazy ideas but in fact have a certain plausibility that gives them their staying power- and makes careful examination of their flaws both necessary and important.
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"Thomas Sowell marshals his arguments with admirable clarity and authority. There is not a chapter in which he does not produce a statistic that both surprises and overturns received wisdom."--The Economist "This readable volume is a useful primer exposing how economics relates to the social issues that affect our country."--Publishers Weekly "Sowell's book dismantles many of the pervasive fallacies running rampant in politics today, broken into categories of urban life, gender, academia, income, race, and the problems of the third world. ... In Economic Facts and Fallacies, as in his other work, Sowell makes a persuasive and powerful case, armed with a solid arsenal of statistics, numbers, and historical facts."--RealClearPolitics.com "From one of America's most noted conservative economists, a short, original book that offers some unconventional ideas about how to think about common economic topics."--Baltimore Sun

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Thomas Sowell has taught economics at Cornell, UCLA, Amherst and other academic institutions, and his Basic Economics has been translated into six languages. He is currently a scholar in residence at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He has published both in academic journals and in such popular media as the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Fortune, and writes a syndicated column that appears in newspapers across the country.