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Economic Facts and Fallacies

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Publisher Comments:

In Economic Facts and Fallacies, 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.

Sowell 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.

Book News Annotation:

Sowell (scholar in residence, Hoover Institution, Stanford U.) offers a revised and updated second edition of his book examining economic facts and fallacies in a detailed, accessible, plain language style. He addresses the power of fallacies, urban facts and fallacies, and other topics such as fallacies regarding men and women, academics, income, race, and the third world. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

From one of Americas most distinguished economists comes this work that exposes some of the most popular fallacies about economic issues--and does so in a lively, easy-to-understand style.

Synopsis:

From one of Americas most distinguished economists, a short, brilliant, and revelatory book: the fundamental ideas people most commonly get wrong about economics, and how to think about the subject better

About the Author

Thomas Sowell has taught economics at Cornell, UCLA, Amherst and other academic institutions, and his Basic Economics has been translated into six languages. He is currently a scholar in residence at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He has published both in academic journals and in such popular media as the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Fortune, and writes a syndicated column that appears in newspapers across the country.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780465022038
Author:
Sowell, Thomas
Publisher:
Basic Books (AZ)
Subject:
Economics - General
Edition Description:
Second Edition
Publication Date:
20110331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in
Age Level:
from 18

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