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Economic Facts and Fallacies

276 Pages · 2009 · 3.83 MB · English

  • Economic Facts and Fallacies

    E c o n o m ie


    Facts


    and


    Thomas Sowell


    Author of Basic Economics $26.00 US / $31.50 CAN


    w economic Facts and Fallacies is designed for


    m T people who want to understand economic issues


    M # without getting bogged down in economic


    jargon, graphs, or political rhetoric.


    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.


    Economic Facts and Fallacies 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


    (and sometimes humorous).


    Written in the easy to follow style of the author's Basic


    Economics this latest book is able to go into greater depth,


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    with real world examples, on specific issues. Thomas Sowell


    has taught economics at


    Cornell, UCLA, Amherst, and other academic instituxad


    tions, and his Basic Economics has been translated into six


    languages. He has written books and articles on a wide


    range of other social issues as well. During his career


    Dr. Sowell has been an economist in government, in


    private industry, and in independent research organizations


    ("think tanks"). The honors he has received include the


    National Humanities Medal, the Bradley Foundation


    Prize, and honorary degrees from various academic instixad


    tutions. He is currently a scholar-in-residence at the


    Hoover Institution, Stanford University.


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    curve in discussing economics or politics or pretty much anything that the rest of us are left


    with eating his intellectual dust. I cant think of a higher compliment than that."


    — FRED BARNES, Executive Editor of the Weekly Standard and co-host of


    The Beltway Boys on Fox News Channel


    uEconomic Facts and Fallacies is the kind of book lesser lights would have labored for years


    to produce. Full of pithy and useful data, and imbued with the wisdom of a lifetime of ecoxad


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    — MONA CHAREN, nationally syndicated columnist


    $26.00 US/$31.50 CAN


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    Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data


    Sowell, Thomas, 1930-


    Economic facts and fallacies / Thomas Sowell.


    p. cm.


    Includes bibliographical references and index.


    ISBN-13: 978-0-465-00349-5 (alk. paper)


    ISBN-10: 0-465-00349-4 (alk. paper)


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    10 9876543 Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may


    be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates


    of our passions, they cannot alter the state of


    facts and evidence.


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