If you are interested in the subject of affirmative action, this is a good book to read.
Contrary to arguments that affirmative action programs are limited in scope and duration, Sowell gives examples of how they expand and endure.
The book is well organized into an introductory chapter, and then single chapters each for the various country case studies.
Great and insightful! Recommended!
This product has my [BAD-ASS] seal of approval!
Thomas Sowell is an economist who has that rare gift of being able to simplify complex issues. His insights give us understanding and clarity of thought. Read morePublished 1 month ago by John S. Buczek
Fantastic book, explain perfectly why affirmative actions never works. I'm brazilian and the things Mr. Sowell writes, fits completely in our moment here. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Victor Nunes
No one wants to talk about this subject. Emotion in this case surpasses reason and political use of the theme is explosivePublished 7 months ago by Rodolfo Bott
But these people have entirely missed the point, just like the author does by gift-wrapping a rebuttal to an argument no one is making. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Peter Ian Staker
Thomas Sowell was someone I had only heard of and after reading this book, I will buy more of his material. Read morePublished 22 months ago by BamaPrincess80
Thomas Sowell's book gives an excellent overview on practices and consequences of affirmative action around the world. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Leon Stein
I've been reading Thomas Sowell for years. For a while, I'd gone off of his books because there are so many other authors to read that I wanted to get maximum exposure to... Read morePublished on January 25, 2010 by Lemas Mitchell
From the well received "Preferential Policies" research - then published for The Hoover Institution, Thomas Sowell has always been ahead of the headlines. Read morePublished on November 13, 2009 by DAVID PHILLIPS