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Read online The Vision of the Anointed: Self-Congratulation as a Basis for Social Policy.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Vision of the Anointed: Self-Congratulation as a Basis for Social Policy Sowell presents a devastating critique of the mind set behind the failed social policies of the past thirty years Sowell sees what has happened during that time not as a series of isolated mistakes but as a logical consequence of a tainted vision whose defects have led to crises in education crime and family dynamics and to other social pathologies In this book he describes how elites the anointed have replaced facts and rational thinking with rhetorical assertions thereby altering the course of our social policy by Thomas Sowell

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The Vision of the Anointed: Self-Congratulation as a Basis for Social Policy
Title:The Vision of the Anointed: Self-Congratulation as a Basis for Social Policy
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Number of Pages:320
Category:Politics, Economics, Non fiction, Philosophy, History
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Basic Economics: A Citizen's Guide to the Economy, The Vision of the Anointed: Self-Congratulation as a Basis for Social Policy, A Conflict of Visions: Ideological Origins of Political Struggles, The Quest for Cosmic Justice, Knowledge And Decisions, Black Rednecks and White Liberals, Intellectuals and Society, The Housing Boom and Bust, Applied Economics: Thinking Beyond Stage One, Economic Facts and Fallacies
The application of economics to major contemporary real world problems housing medical care discrimination the economic development of nations is the theme of this new book that tackles these and other issues head on in plain language as distinguished from the usual jargon of economists It examines economic policies not simply in terms of their immediate effects but also in terms of their later repercussions which are often very different and longer lasting The interplay of politics with economics is another theme of i Applied Economics i whose examples are drawn from experiences around the world showing how similar incentives and constraints tend to produce similar outcomes among very disparate peoples and cultures, Sowell presents a devastating critique of the mind set behind the failed social policies of the past thirty years Sowell sees what has happened during that time not as a series of isolated mistakes but as a logical consequence of a tainted vision whose defects have led to crises in education crime and family dynamics and to other social pathologies In this book he describes how elites the anointed have replaced facts and rational thinking with rhetorical assertions thereby altering the course of our social policy, Controversies in politics arise from many sources but the conflicts that endure for generations or centuries show a remarkably consistent pattern In this classic work Thomas Sowell analyzes this pattern He describes the two competing visions that shape our debates about the nature of reason justice equality and power the constrained vision which sees human nature as unchanging and selfish and the unconstrained vision in which human nature is malleable and perfectible A Conflict of Visions offers a convincing case that ethical and policy disputes circle around the disparity between both outlooks, This is the revised and enlarged edition of a new kind of introduction to economics for the general public without graphs statistics or jargon In addition to being updated Basic Economics has also become more internationalized by including economic problems from more countries around the world because the basic principles of economics are not confined by national borders While most chapter titles remain the same their contents have changed considerably reflecting the experiences of many different peoples and cultures