Economic Facts and Fallacies

Titre : Economic Facts and Fallacies
Auteur : Thomas Sowell
Éditeur : Hachette UK
ISBN-13 : 9780465026302
Libération : 2011-03-22

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Economic Facts and Fallacies exposes some of the most popular fallacies about economic issues-and does so in a lively manner and without requiring any prior knowledge of economics by the reader. These include many beliefs widely disseminated in the media and by politicians, such as mistaken ideas about urban problems, income differences, male-female economic differences, as well as economics fallacies about academia, about race, and about Third World countries. One of the themes of Economic Facts and Fallacies is 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, as well as 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, with real world examples, on specific issues.

Economic Facts and Fallacies

Titre : Economic Facts and Fallacies
Auteur : Thomas Sowell
Éditeur : Basic Books
ISBN-13 : 9780465026302
Libération : 2011-03-22

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Economic Facts and Fallacies exposes some of the most popular fallacies about economic issues-and does so in a lively manner and without requiring any prior knowledge of economics by the reader. These include many beliefs widely disseminated in the media and by politicians, such as mistaken ideas about urban problems, income differences, male-female economic differences, as well as economics fallacies about academia, about race, and about Third World countries. One of the themes of Economic Facts and Fallacies is 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, as well as 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, with real world examples, on specific issues.

Economic Facts and Fallacies

Titre : Economic Facts and Fallacies
Auteur : Thomas Sowell
Éditeur : Basic Books
ISBN-13 : 9780465022038
Libération : 2011-03-22

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Examines common economic fallacies often disseminated in the media and by politicians, such as economic myths about urban areas, income differences, and academia.

Summary Economic Facts and Fallacies

Titre : Summary Economic Facts and Fallacies
Auteur : BusinessNews Publishing
Éditeur : Primento
ISBN-13 : 9782511000656
Libération : 2017-01-30

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The must-read summary of Thomas Sowell's book: “Economic Facts and Fallacies”. This complete summary of "Economic Facts and Fallacies" by Thomas Sowell, a renowned economist and social theorist, presents the author's exposure of some of the most popular economic myths that are often disseminated by the media and politicians. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand how and why economic myths are often portrayed as fact • Expand your knowledge of economics To learn more, read "Economic Facts and Fallacies" and discover the truth behind some of the most popular and widespread economic myths.

Basic Economics

Titre : Basic Economics
Auteur : Thomas Sowell
Éditeur : Basic Books
ISBN-13 : 9780465056842
Libération : 2014-12-02

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In this fifth edition of Basic Economics, Thomas Sowell revises and updates his popular book on common sense economics, bringing the world into clearer focus through a basic understanding of the fundamental economic principles and how they explain our lives. Drawing on lively examples from around the world and from centuries of history, Sowell explains basic economic principles for the general public in plain English. Basic Economics, which has now been translated into six languages and has additional material online, remains true to its core principle: that the fundamental facts and principles of economics do not require jargon, graphs, or equations, and can be learned in a relaxed and even enjoyable way.

Applied Economics

Titre : Applied Economics
Auteur : Thomas Sowell
Éditeur : Basic Books
ISBN-13 : 9780465003457
Libération : 2008-12-09

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An updated companion volume to Basic Economics, this informative book addresses various topics and the impact these issues have on the economy today, including immigration, "creative" financing for home-buying, discrimination, medical care, and organ transplants.

Basic Economics

Titre : Basic Economics
Auteur : Thomas Sowell
Éditeur : ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN-13 : 9781459610545
Libération : 2011-02-01

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The fourth edition of Basic Economics is both expanded and updated. A new chapter on the history of economics itself has been added, and the implications of that history examined. A new section on the special role of corporations in the economy has been added to the chapter on government and big business, among other additions throughout the book. Basic Economics, which has now been translated into six languages, has grown so much that a large amount of material in the back of the book in previous editions has now been put online instead, so the book itself and its price will not have to expand. The central idea of Basic Economics, however, remains the same: that the fundamental facts and principles of economics do not require jargon, graphs, or equations, and can be learned in a relaxed and even enjoyable way.

Economics in One Lesson

Titre : Economics in One Lesson
Auteur : Henry Hazlitt
Éditeur : Crown Business
ISBN-13 : 9780307760623
Libération : 2010-08-11

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A million copy seller, Henry Hazlitt’s classic primer is an essential guide to the basics of economic theory. A fundamental influence on modern libertarianism, Hazlitt defends capitalism and the free market from economic myths that persist to this day. Considered among the leading economic thinkers of the “Austrian School,” which includes Carl Menger, Ludwig von Mises, Friedrich (F.A.) Hayek, and others, Henry Hazlitt (1894-1993), was a libertarian philosopher, an economist, and a journalist. He was the founding vice-president of the Foundation for Economic Education and an early editor of The Freeman magazine, an influential libertarian publication. Hazlitt wrote Economics in One Lesson, his seminal work, in 1946. Concise and instructive, it is also deceptively prescient and far-reaching in its efforts to dissemble economic fallacies that are so prevalent they have almost become a new orthodoxy. Many current economic commentators across the political spectrum have credited Hazlitt with foreseeing the collapse of the global economy which occurred more than 50 years after the initial publication of Economics in One Lesson. Hazlitt’s focus on non-governmental solutions, strong — and strongly reasoned — anti-deficit position, and general emphasis on free markets, economic liberty of individuals, and the dangers of government intervention make Economics in One Lesson, every bit as relevant and valuable today as it has been since publication.

Black Rednecks and White Liberals

Titre : Black Rednecks and White Liberals
Auteur : Thomas Sowell
Éditeur : ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN-13 : 9781459602212
Libération : 2010-09-17

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This explosive new book challenges many of the long-prevailing assumptions about blacks, about Jews, about Germans, about slavery, and about education. Plainly written, powerfully reasoned, and backed with a startling array of documented facts, Black Rednecks and White Liberals takes on not only the trendy intellectuals of our times but also such historic interpreters of American life as Alexis de Tocqueville and Frederick Law Olmsted. In a series of long essays, this book presents an in-depth look at key beliefs behind many mistaken and dangerous actions, policies, and trends. It presents eye-opening insights into the historical development of the ghetto culture that is today wrongly seen as a unique black identity - a culture cheered on toward self-destruction by white liberals who consider themselves ''friends'' of blacks. An essay titled ''the Real History of Slavery'' presents a jolting re-examination of that tragic institution and the narrow and distorted way it is too often seen today. The reasons for the venomous hatred of Jews, and of other groups like them in countries around the world, are explored in an essay that asks, ''Are Jews Generic?'' Misconceptions of German history in general, and of the Nazi era in particular, are also re-examined. So too are the inspiring achievements and painful tragedies of black education in the United States. Black Rednecks and White Liberals is the capstone of decades of outstanding research and writing on racial and cultural issues by Thomas Sowell.

The Vision of the Anointed

Titre : The Vision of the Anointed
Auteur : Thomas Sowell
Éditeur : Basic Books
ISBN-13 : 046508995X
Libération : 1995

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A critical examination of failed social policies, in particular the "politically correct" theory, identifies the mistakes that have penalized American education, criminal justice, and core families