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Ever Wonder Why? And Other Controversial Essays par [Sowell, Thomas]
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Thomas Sowell takes aim at a range of legal, social, racial, educational, and economic issues in this latest collection of his controversial, never boring, always thought-provoking essays. From "gun control myths" to "mealy mouth media" to "free lunch medicine," Sowell gets to the heart of the matters we all care about with his characteristically unsparing candor.

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"The desire of individuals and groups to puff themselves up by imposing their vision on other people is a recurring theme in the culture wars"

Thomas Sowell takes on a range of legal, social, racial, educational, and economic issues--along with "the culture wars"--in this latest collection of his controversial, never boring, always thought-provoking essays. From "gun control myths" to "mealy mouth media" to "free lunch medicine," Sowell gets to the heart of the matters we all care about with his characteristically unswerving candor.

Sowell skewers the "mealy mouth media" that calls terrorists "insurgents" and rioters "demonstrators." He reveals how "the idiocy of relevance" in learning has been particularly destructive in the education of minority students at all levels. He explains how a free market and a strict construction of the 14th Amendment would never have permitted the laws that asked Rosa Parks to give up her seat to a white man. And he clarifies the confusion between equal opportunity and equal results that resides behind many kinds of "spoiled brat politics."

With Ever Wonder Why?--drawn from the best of his popular syndicated newspaper columns--Sowell once again takes dead aim at the self-righteous and self-important forces in government, media, education, and other areas of our society, offering the thoughtful perceptions, commonsense insights, and straightforward honesty we have come to expect from one of conservatism's most articulate voices.

Thomas Sowell is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. Among his published works are Basic Economics, Late Talking Children, and Race and Culture. He has also published in both academic journals and the popular media including Newsweek, Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, and 150 newspapers that carry his nationally syndicated column.


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  • Format : Format Kindle
  • Taille du fichier : 2277 KB
  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 460 pages
  • Editeur : Hoover Institution Press; Édition : 1st (13 novembre 2006)
  • Vendu par : Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Langue : Anglais
  • ASIN: B001ECQDKY
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Interesting book! 7 juillet 2013
Par -Derrick0572 - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Broché Achat vérifié
I have to admit, I was not so much into economics and the study of the "allocation of resources and their alternative uses" at all. However, this book caused me to purchase more books about macroeconomics and my eyes are wide open now. Yes, there are reasons why lakefront property costs more and it has little to do with the water. I had no idea that some big cities actually monopolize taxi services, which keep prices high! I had no idea that certification exams (other than medical) often serve to limit certified labor and keep costs high. Sowell tends to rant a bit from time to time in this book, but it opened my eyes to a LOT of stuff we're doing wrong in this country regarding the economy as a whole. I love the notion of "minimum wage" being zero and how Sowell explains why and how it actually hurts the economy and the people that accept it. It's a good read overall.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Conservative Genius With No Peer on the Left 19 avril 2017
Par Scott A. Schumacher - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Broché Achat vérifié
Amazing, delightful and brilliant. Sowell has no peer. He has two gifts: (1) the ability to see the relationships between things that escape mear mortals, and (2) he has the gift of being able to clearly and concisely make a point in a down to earth, simple and honest way. A true gift to humanity.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Great Collection of Essays 17 mai 2012
Par Doug - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Broché Achat vérifié
One of the best books I have ever read. The author has that rare knack of being able to explain difficult issues in a very straightforward and understandable manner. Whether you agree with this conservative economist or not, he offers serious food for thought, and challenges the way we view common statistics and "fallacies" thrown at us every day. I have been reading his collection, "Economic Facts and Fallacies" right alongside, and am blown away by the consistently logical presentation of his analyses and conclusions in both books (some small overlap between them). You won't find venomous political invectives in his writings, just solid, thoughtful, and thought-provoking analyses and challenges. I am turning both of these books right around and reading them again.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Ever Wonder Why 13 avril 2016
Par Jean E. Terry - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Broché Achat vérifié
Excellent book of essays by Thomas Sowell. He is gifted with common sense in a world that makes no sense at all. I read his autobiography and his personal story is inspiring as well. I love these little concise essays. Too bad all the politicians and government regulators don't read it.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Five Stars 4 septembre 2016
Par R. Mach - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Broché Achat vérifié
Sowell should be required reading in all schools
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