Economic Facts and Fallacies (Google eBook)

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Basic Books, 2011 - BUSINESS & ECONOMICS - 304 pages
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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 authorís Basic Economics, this latest book is able to go into greater depth, with real world examples, on specific issues.
  

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User Review  - Andrea Balfour - Goodreads

It was an interesting book but I found most items outlined herein were common sense. Maybe it's my training in Marketing, knowing how statistics or truths can be bent so that you're not necessarily ... Read full review

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User Review  - Omar Halabieh - Goodreads

1- "Fallacies abound in economic policies affecting everything from housing to international trade. Where the unintended consequences of these policies take years to unfold, the effects may not be ... Read full review

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Contents

Chapter 1 THE POWER OF FALLACIES
1
Chapter 2 URBAN FACTS AND FALLACIES
13
Chapter 3 MALEFEMALE FACTS AND FALLACIES
59
Chapter 4 ACADEMIC FACTS AND FALLACIES
90
Chapter 5 INCOME FACTS AND FALLACIES
139
Chapter 6 RACIAL FACTS AND FALLACIES
172
Chapter 7 THIRD WORLD FACTS AND FALLACIES
206
Chapter 8 PARTING THOUGHTS
235
Notes
241
I N D E X
271
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About the author (2011)

Thomas Sowellhas taught economics at a number of colleges and universities, including Cornell, University of California Los Angeles, and Amherst. He has published both scholarly and popular articles and books on economics, and is currently a scholar in residence at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University.

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