Contents: Politics versus economics -- Free and unfree labor -- The economics of medical care -- The economics of housing -- Risky business -- The economics of discrimination -- The economic development of nations.
Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2004
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 330 SOW
Summary: This book challenges many assumptions about blacks, Jews, Germans, slavery, and education. Plainly written and backed with documented facts, it 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, Sowell presents an in-depth look at key beliefs behind many...
Publisher / Publication Date: Encounter Books 2005
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.8 SOW
Summary: Describes how the granting of subprime mortgages and the packaging of these loans into investment vehicles sold around the world played a significant role in the current worldwide financial crisis, and analyzes new policies.
Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2010