What role does race and gender-based discrimination actually play in economic prosperity? To what extent should the government impose economic regulations to equal the playing field? Why have some countries experienced economic prosperity throughout history while others seem to have been victims of modernity and capitalism? How do universities really generate revenue? How does the way that we define terms like the "middle class" impact our political views? Is it ever possible to remove oneself from the rules of economic transactions in a capitalist system....and if one could, would one really want to?
You don't have to know ANYTHING about economics to understand and appreciate Sowell's Economic Facts and Fallacies. Sowell is a highly acclaimed economist who uses a "common sense" approach to economics in order to dispell common economic myths with logical explainations that are difficult to dispute. This book is short and to the point...you are bound to learn something galvanizing that you did not know before!
Why does economics pertain to philosophy? Some historians and philosophers - like Marx, Foucault, and Martha Nussbaum - would argue that economic development plays a KEY role in the construction of cultural norms and ethical attitudes. After you read this book, do you agree or disagree?