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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (951 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Thomas Sowell Narrator: Jeff Riggenbach Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Economic Facts and Fallacies is designed for people who want to understand economic issues without getting bogged down in economic jargon, graphs, or political rhetoric. Writing in a lively manner that does not require any prior knowledge of economics, Thomas Sowell exposes some of the most popular fallacies about economic issues, including many that are widely disseminated in the media and by politicians: fallacies about urban problems, income differences, male-female economic differences, academia, race, and Third World countries. Many of these fallacies are not simply crazy ideas. They have a certain plausibility that gives them their staying power, making it necessary—and sometimes humorous—to carefully examine their flaws. Sowell holds these beliefs under the microscope and draws conclusions that are sure to inspire rigorous debate.

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  • “Sowell marshals his arguments with admirable clarity and authority. There is not a chapter in which he does not produce a statistic that both surprises and overturns received wisdom.”


  • “From one of America’s most noted conservative economists, a short, original book that offers some unconventional ideas about how to think about common economic topics.”

    Baltimore Sun

  • “This readable volume is a useful primer exposing how economics relates to the social issues that affect our country.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Sowell’s book dismantles many of the pervasive fallacies running rampant in politics today, broken into categories of urban life, academia, income, race, and the problems of the third world…as in his other work, Sowell makes a persuasive and powerful case, armed with a solid arsenal of statistics, numbers, and historical facts.”


Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Josh Scarabin | 2/10/2014

    " An indictment of just about everything a politician has ever told you about economics. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Andrew | 2/1/2014

    " I can't seem to get enough of Thomas Sowell these days. David Mamet called him "our greatest contemporary philosopher" in his conservative coming-out essay, and he might be right. This book is particularly timely to read in an election year, as Sowell clearly and concisely cuts through the plausible-sounding economic fallacies that have given rise to so many counter-productive and destructive policies for so many years. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jake | 1/31/2014

    " The "Sage of Palo Alto" delivers once again. Sowell is able to glean information from literally thousands of sources and provide them in a succinct manner. The book properly illustrates many of the false beliefs the general public holds and the misleading statistics behind them. Like all of Sowell's books, it is very thought provoking, but not an electrifying experience. He is the most dispassionate, yet still intriguing and fun, author I have ever come across. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Tyler | 1/27/2014

    " I book-marked about the entire book on the Kindle. I think this should be a required read to get into congress. "

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