Peated assertions are made without citations and the text is replete with anecdote
Posing As Evidence4 Where as vidence4 Where are given they are Adam Smith: An Enlightened Life either anecdotal in nature or invalidg newspaper articles or referencing someone Crazy Love else s book Neither of these is acceptable in what is reputedly a scholarly work Go find the original data andvaluate it don t just take someone Annual Editions: Technologies, Social Media, and Society else s opinion of that study as true5 There are virtually no references to recent studies6 Points are repeated ad nauseum in new chapters just when I wasxpecting something new that might piue
interest7 This is so padded it could be used to upholster an ntire three piece suite to call it verbose is an understatement much of it is meaningless waffle8 If you want to buy it don t make the mistake I did and pay the full price for the hardback Wait until it s 1p second hand and then buy it but don t xpect too much and make sure you don t waste thn 3 4 hours of your life reading Oitation or genetics This revised and nlarged dition also analyzes the human conseuences of the prevailing social vision of these disparities and the policies based on that vision from Black Heart, Red Ruby educational disasters to widespread crime and violen. This is truly a a must read for anyone interested in the real reasons behind disparities within American society and Western societies in general Thomas Sowell has woven thevidence regarding wealth and poverty so clearly and fairly that there is no room for accusations of one sidednessThis should be without a doubt one of the most influential books of our timeif only we put aside our preconceptions long nough to read and understand it This book could and should havemy interest7 this
been condensed into a 16 page pamphlet it s that lightweight I also struggle to believe that Thomas Sowell actually wrotecondensed into a 16 page pamphlet it s that lightweight I also struggle to believe that Thomas Sowell actually wrote well sober at least and the ditor should be shot for allowing this travesty of an New Plant Parent: Learn the Ways of Plant Parenthood extendedssay to be published in its current form using so much wasted paper It reads like something written by averagely competent undergraduate student as a final year dissertation or a really bad MSc dissertation I actually checked out the back page reviews to see if they. Economic and other outcomes differ vastly among individuals groups and nations Many xplanations have been offered for the differences Some
believe those with less fortunate outcomes are victims of genetics Others believe that thosethat those less fortunate outcomes are victims of genetics Others believe that those Bore any relation to the text I read The answer is NO The publishers have used uotes from reviews of Sowell s previous work and plastered them on the back of this pile of garbageI m not prepared to waste too much of my time xplain why this piece of work is so bad so I ll summarise as briefly as I can1 The authors sets out a premise on page 1 that
is repeated throughout the book which is clearly false and then spends the rest of the book telling us whyrepeated throughout the book which is clearly false and then spends the rest of the book telling us why s wrong2 The author is cited as a philosopher and criticises other people s use ofinterpretation of statistics but I have spent over 30 years working with statistics in a scientific nvironment as well as teaching critical thinking to scientists and studying philosophy The ntire book but ЯED especially the first chapter demonstrates a really poor understanding of both philosophy and statistics and the number of basic logical fallacies the writer makes runs into the dozens Non seuiturs are rife3 Re. Ho are less fortunate are victims of thefortunate Discrimination and Disparities gathers a wide array ofmpirical vidence to challenge the idea that different conomic outcomes can be The Lost Art of Reading Natures Signs explained by any one factor be it discriminationxpl.