Discrimination and Disparities

Discrimination and Disparities

An empirical examination of how economic and other disparities arise 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. Discri An empirical examination of how economic and other disparities arise Economic and other outcomes differ vas...

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Title:Discrimination and Disparities
Author:Thomas Sowell
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Genres:Economics
ISBN:154164560X
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:192 pages pages

Discrimination and Disparities Reviews

  • Douglas Wilson
    Jul 07, 2018
    Sowell is just magnificent. A combination of horse sense, clear writing, and a passionate commitment to the truth. ...
  • Jay
    Mar 22, 2018
    Like Sowell's two other recent books, 'Wealth, Poverty and Politics', and 'Intellectuals and Race,' his newest book, 'Discrimination and Disparities' is more like an extended and expanded section of his previous work. Most of what's here is in his other works, but he added a few new di...
  • Steve
    Mar 24, 2018
    Really very good. Sowell carefully unravels how discrimination, its types and forms, works, and how those who want to engineer society often achieve the opposite outcomes to those they intended. ...
  • João Cortez
    Aug 05, 2018
    When talking about discrimination it's easy to get emotional and to have a predefined view about the world - what's wrong with it and how to fix it. In classic Thomas Sowell style, this book presents clear facts and clear reasoning that disproves most of prevailing myths regarding disc...
  • Alex Torres
    Jul 26, 2018
    He's Thomas Sowell, what do you think I think? Brilliant, insightful, thoroughly researched, easy to read, etc, etc, insert all the necessary and justified laudatory superlatives. Another must-read by Dr. Sowell ...
  • Jacob Naur
    Jul 23, 2018
    There is no racism of any significance in America. This books illustrates why using a fact-based worldview. It also tells the story of migration and what happens, when too many come to one place at the same time. Not good. Numbers and cultural background matter. Also, fun to read...
  • Eric Dykstra
    Jul 05, 2018
    In this relatively short book, Sowell tackles the question of why different groups of people achieve different outcomes. His arguments are lucid, empirical, and convincing. Perhaps the most important lesson is that of the problems that arise when governmental policies are based on t...
  • Jack
    Apr 05, 2018
    Important thoughts Sowell always does a good job showing that vision doesn?t equal outcome. Just because people want something to be true doesn?t make it so. He points out how people misuse statistics and , unfortunately, how people maintain incorrect positions in the face of co...
  • Ian Hammond
    May 21, 2018
    Thomas Sowell challenges the basic assumption that equal outcomes between groups would be the norm in society in the absence of discrimination. He illustrates the way figures propagate errors by omitting certain variables or committing certain fallacies so as to support a particular vi...
  • John
    May 29, 2018
    I would recommend reading this book alongside a social justice book like "The New Jim Crow" or "Race Matters". I think the authors would wildly disagree and get into a hot debate, but reading books from both sides of the issue gives a more complete look at how the world works. D&...
  • Greg Mathis
    Jun 13, 2018
    Compelling. Enlightened. Powerful. Read this book. ...
  • Raj Agrawal
    Jul 17, 2018
    Incredible, thought-provoking book challenging the notions of American discrimination and disparities. From an economic lens, which ought to be the first lens used for analysis and potential causation determination, this book provides enough cognitive dissonance for any reader from any...
  • Charlie
    Apr 03, 2018
    It is amazing to see Thomas Sowell still writing books at 87, an age when most will have long since retired. Much of this will be familiar to those who have read Sowell?s other works. He offers a fact based explanation for differences in disparities that is at odds with the prevailin...
  • Martin Lowery
    Apr 15, 2018
    Thomas Sowells newest book was fascinating as it undertook an analysis of ways people are discriminated against and how it relates to wider societal forces or to our own human nature. There wasnt any new ideas in this book, as he approaches new topics using old examples. Anothe...
  • Rob
    Apr 08, 2018
    At 87 years old, Sowell is a national treasure. He hit this one out of the park. This is a dispassionate and carefully analytical look at discrimination and disparities in society. Carefully researched and brilliantly logical, he highlights why much of today's conventional wisd...
  • Jordan
    Jun 16, 2018
    This book strikes hard at the core assumption many people carry, in that if outcomes for a group differ from their proportion to the population, some sinister cause (e.g. discrimination against a group) *must* be at the heart of it. Sowell shows not only why it is absurd to assume this...
  • Thomas Achord
    May 03, 2018
    Clear, refreshing, factual reasoning. Sowell?s perspicacious grasp of group Disparities all over the world is a corrective to many skewed, short-sighted beliefs in our society. ...
  • Karl
    Apr 25, 2018
    You get the impression the Thomas Sowell could write this book in his sleep. This book is a condensed restatement of the disparity- and discrimination-related conclusions from the rest of his work. He does not spend as much time on historical accounts of different populations as he doe...
  • Karnok
    Apr 22, 2018
    Another masterpiece from Sowell. This one is quite short and focused and in some ways it represents a summary of much of the work he has already done in the past. What's striking is how TAME his claims are. Ultimately it all feels so obvious. It's truly mind-boggling how astray so m...
  • Venky
    Jul 29, 2018
    The multi-faceted Thomas Sowell ups the decibel level of informed debates, thought provoking discussions and essential deliberations in his new offering ?Discriminations and Disparities? (?the book?). Painstakingly arguing that the ?great disparities in outcomes found in econ...
  • Barry
    May 28, 2018
    Thomas Sowell is another author that should be mandatory reading in high school. If more people read Sowell they wouldn?t be so easily swayed by statistics quoted by the media. For instance, when you hear that the incomes of people in the bottom 20% have only risen by X over the past...
  • bartosz_witkowski
    Jun 09, 2018
    Thomas Sowell is one of my favorite authors, so when I learned that, Discrimination and Disparities, his new book is coming out I didn't hesitate for long before grabbing it. It does not disappoint. In mind mind, the most important introduction of the book is the author's classifi...
  • Mark McCormick
    Apr 01, 2018
    A masterpiece... ...
  • Gary Moreau
    Mar 26, 2018
    Throughout his long and distinguished career Thomas Sowell has been a consistent stickler for truth. In this book he takes empirical aim at the truth about outcomes. In short, social scholars and economists inevitably over-simplify cause and effect and fail to accept that ?grossly un...
  • Shane Hawk
    Mar 21, 2018
    Sowell, a Chicago school economist, aims with this essay to shed light on how some public policies which have been used over time to try to minimize or eradicate societal issues of discrimination and disparities are actually counterproductive in reality. An ignorant (or intellectually ...
  • Ronald J.
    Mar 24, 2018
    As usual, Thomas Sowell offers clarity along with empirical evidence that there is more to so-called "discrimination and disparities" than meets the eye. Are there differences in outcomes due to genetics or because people are treated as victims by others? As Sowell writes: "We should n...
  • Chris Larin
    Aug 07, 2018
    I can't believe I've lived 43 years on this earth and only now do I discover the work of Thomas Sowell. A brilliant book that explodes myth after myth after myth. Extensively researched and eloquently written. Sowell makes complex economic ideas accessible to the layperson. This is a m...
  • Ben
    Jun 10, 2018
    Note: This book is 126 pages long with a very long list of references, so there is that; however, the material is dense enough that it could take a few sittings to get through it. Tom Sowell has written over 40 books in over 4 decades, and with Discrimination and Disparities, he is ...
  • Gordon E. Castanza
    Apr 04, 2018
    Empirical evidence debunks emotional assertions Sowell has done it again! His scholarship and insistence on hard-evidence debunks the mythology of the Progressives and Postmodernists. Unfortunately those who would gain the most from this book will never read it. ...
  • David Case
    Jul 16, 2018
    This is the first and only book I have read by Thomas Sowell. I knew of his reputation as a conservative economist, but not much more than that. Given the intensity of the discussions in our culture (and my own family) recently about disparities, I figured it was time to actually dig a...