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

  • Tim Jaeger
    May 11, 2018
    Liked it. Think there are some useful frameworks here (Discrimination 1 & 2). Packed with information and facts. Good. ...
  • Rodolfo Borges
    Apr 09, 2018
    O livro expõe de forma breve e direta um mundo bem mais complicado do que aqueles que pretendem melhorá-lo conseguem ou gostariam de enxergar. ...
  • 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. ...
  • Robert
    May 11, 2018
    Sowell always finds great statistics, such as the fact that in 1954 there were only 12 shotgun robberies in England when shotguns were readily available. Dunbar High School is a fascinating outlier that is a mission school that was founded by the cultural descendants of the Puritans. I...
  • Mike
    Mar 28, 2018
    Eye-opening book especially if you are not familiar with Sowell's work. A good summary of many of the problems that people face today and what one of America's brightest minds thinks would solve them. A must-read for everyone. ...
  • 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 Giddens
    May 06, 2018
    Thomas Sowell is the smartest man in the world, and the clearest thinker. Analyzes things better than anyone. Deserves a Nobel Prize, but of course, won't get one because he thinks too deeply. ...
  • Daniel Beckwith
    May 11, 2018
    This book was pretty good, but a lot of stuff that I've heard before. I think it was interesting but it wasn't ground breaking... idk what to say about it ...
  • Kirk Mahoney
    Apr 14, 2018
    Logic & Statistics 'R' Us vs. Social Justice Warriors, with the former defeating the latter in the first round ...
  • 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...
  • Javan
    Apr 02, 2018
    Excellent book, and particularly relevant in todays political climate. ...
  • 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...
  • Jr
    Apr 11, 2018
    At age 87, he does it again. Simply and eloquently this guy is elite at parsing the complexity out of deep issues and explaining the economic, social and political lies and misnomers that the agenda-driven talking heads fallaciously spout. ...
  • Mark McCormick
    Apr 01, 2018
    A masterpiece... ...
  • Daniel J. Nestlerode
    Apr 01, 2018
    Why we Fail in an otherwise wealthy nation An eye opener for me as a retired investment advisors. I have often wondered why government fails and why it?s failures are rarely corrected. With more correction and less spending we might all be better of and even wealthier. ...
  • Guy Mendt
    May 04, 2018
    A rehash of the tired and weak arguments from Thomas Sowell that basically say let the market solve the problems of poverty and racism, and if that doesn't work, then blacks just need to act more like white people to fit in economically. The author cherry picks examples that back his p...
  • 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...
  • David James
    Apr 20, 2018
    A book devoured in a waiting room which deserved more illustrious context yet made waiting a luxury. Thanks you Prof Sowell for a legacy of integrity and critical thinking braving a climate of group think passivity and histrionics. ...
  • 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...
  • Kevin Prewitt
    Apr 19, 2018
    A fascinating look at discrimination and how statistics are used to support one's agenda. ...
  • C. I. Serna
    Apr 30, 2018
    A must read! This is a small book put jam packed with valuable knowledge and insight. ...
  • Jonah Williams
    Apr 05, 2018
    It is a pretty short book that can be finished in two days. The book is typical of Dr. Sowell, demonstrating that corruption and prejudice are not the sole causes of inequality, and it is a nice supplement to his other works. Like his other books, there are numerous case studies and id...
  • 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. ...