Wealth, Poverty and Politics

Wealth, Poverty and Politics

by Thomas Sowell

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Wealth, Poverty and Politics by Thomas Sowell

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780465096763
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 09/06/2016
Edition description: Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged Edition
Pages: 576
Sales rank: 148,227
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 2.00(d)

About the Author

Dr. Sowell is a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and has taught economics at Cornell, UCLA and Amherst, among other academic institutions, and has published both scholarly and popular writings on economics

Table of Contents

1. Issues
2. Geographic Factors
3. Cultural Factors
4. Social Factors
5. Political Factors
6. Implications and Prospects

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