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Thomas Sowell is one of the foremost conservative public intellectuals in this country. A trained economist and the author of many bestsellers, including the classic Basic Economics, he is the leading representative of the famous Chicago school of economics.
In Wealth, Poverty and Politics, he provides a rigorous explanation of income inequality, rebutting the arguments of Piketty, Krugman, and others on the left. As Sowell demonstrates, political and ideological struggles have led to confusion about our dramatically unequal economy, including common but crucial misunderstandings of income and wealth statistics.
When we approach income inequality from a rational and empirical standpoint, ignoring the statistics and models used to misrepresent the facts, we can see that the distribution of income in America is not as uneven as we have been led to believe. Here, Thomas Sowell takes us beyond the political gamesmanship and ideological frenzy to reveal the truth about income inequality.