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Wealth, Poverty, and Politics by Thomas Sowell

September 10, 2015


In WEALTH, POVERTY AND POLITICS, Dr. Thomas Sowell, one of the foremost conservative intellectuals in this country, transcends partisanship and uses a careful examination of data to show how liberal political ideologies have distorted people’s perceptions of income inequality. Dr. Sowell uses his extensive research to prove that liberal politicians often manipulate economic inequality data, aiming for sensationalism rather than accuracy, with an aim to support the welfare state. Wealth, Poverty and Politics examines demographic, geographic, cultural, and political factors to illustrate the true determining factors of income inequality.

Dr. Thomas Sowell is the Rose and Milton Friedman Fellow at the Hoover Institution, and the author of Intellectuals and Society, and Basic Economics.

Praise for Wealth, Poverty and Politics:
“Transcending partisanship through a careful examination of data, Wealth, Poverty, and Politics reveals the truth about the most explosive political issue of our time.”

—Conservative Book Club

“This…book will enhance and promote ongoing and important debates and discussions.”


“A worthwhile read. Had such an approach been available in this reviewer’s student days, his understanding of the world would be that much better.”

—Library Journal

“[A] hard-hitting survey of global wealth and poverty…His compelling survey of what generates success and failure worldwide will challenge committed progressives…Open-minded readers will find Sowell’s directness, honesty, and common sense refreshing and often wise.”

—Publishers Weekly

“A provocative analysis of the universal causes of economic success and failure…. While Sowell offers no pat solutions, his implied argument that cultural considerations must inform any serious

attempt at improving the economic prospects of an underperforming nation or group merits

serious consideration.

—Kirkus Reviews

Wealth, Poverty and Politics can be found at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and your local indie bookstore.

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