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Discrimination and Disparities

Discrimination and Disparities

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"This new, revised and enlarged edition, ...goes beyond its analysis--in the first edition--of the sources of disparities and the different kinds of discrimination. It deals with undeniable fact of gross disparities in opportunity, without succumbing to the 'social justice' vision of our time--a vision with demonstrably false assumptions, and solutions that may not even be possible, in any comprehensive and sustainable sense. Instead, some more modest but feasible options are examined."--Dust jacket.
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 2019
Edition: Revised and enlarged edition
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9781541645639
Branch Call Number: 305.8 So92D 2019
Characteristics: viii, 308 pages ; 25 cm


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Feb 13, 2021

I suppose left leaning leaders and media are conditioning people to believe that 'systemic racism' caused every problem affecting black people. Sowell uses actual data, research findings and relevant statistics to show that there are causes for disparate statistics that cannot be wrapped up into the vague unprovable category of "systemic racism".

Sep 20, 2018

A new high point from Thomas Sowell. The Left will hate it. He tears apart the common misconceptions about race & income disparities. Mark Twain said, "There's lies, damn lies, and then there's statistics."
Mr. Sowell explains how statistics have been mistaken & misused over the past several centuries to bring us to the sorry state America is in today.
Any conservative/libertarian, and especially conservative never-Trumpers, needs to read this book. It's easily understandable to anyone whose education provided a 12th grade reading level.

Jun 10, 2018

This should have been entitled "Common Sense" by Thomas Sowell, as the contents of this intelligent brief on the interplay between individual and group choice could only be considered 'controversial' in today's hyper-politically-correct social dialogue.


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