Discrimination and disparities / Thomas Sowell.Material type: BookPublisher: New York : Basic Books, 2019Copyright date: ©2019Edition: Revised and enlarged edition.Description: viii, 308 pages ; 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1541645634; 9781541645639.Subject(s): Income distribution | Discrimination -- Economic aspects | Minorities -- United States -- Economic conditions | Minorities -- Economic aspects -- United States | Race discrimination -- United StatesDDC classification: 339.2 | 305.8
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"Originally published in hardcover and ebook by Basic Books in March 2018"--Title page verso.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-282) and index.
Disparities and prerequisites -- Discrimination: meanings and costs -- Sorting and unsorting people -- The world of numbers -- The world of words -- Social visions and human consequences -- Facts, assumptions and goals.
"In this new, revised and enlarged edition, Discrimination and Disparities 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.