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Thomas Sowell takes objective at more than a few felony, social, racial, academic, and financial matters during this most recent number of his arguable, by no means uninteresting, constantly thought-provoking essays. From "gun keep an eye on myths" to "mealy mouth media" to "free lunch medicine," Sowell will get to the center of the concerns all of us care approximately along with his typically unsparing candor.

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Ever Wonder Why? And Other Controversial Essays by Thomas Sowell PDF

Thomas Sowell takes objective at a number of criminal, social, racial, academic, and monetary concerns during this most up-to-date number of his debatable, by no means dull, continuously thought-provoking essays. From "gun keep an eye on myths" to "mealy mouth media" to "free lunch medicine," Sowell will get to the center of the issues all of us care approximately along with his generally unsparing candor.

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The difference is that Florida is far more affluent. Houses there can be built to withstand more stress. Ambulances can rush more people more quickly to better equipped medical facilities. It has been estimated that more than 95 percent of the deaths from natural disasters worldwide occur in the poorer countries. How does this affect safety issues?

Thus those who have less can feel a grievance against “society” and are less inhibited about stealing or vandalizing. And the very concept of gratitude or obligation disappears— even the obligation of common decency out of respect for other people. The next time you see a bum leaving drug needles in a park where children play or urinating in the street, you are seeing your tax dollars at work and the end result of the vision of the anointed. The Wright Stuff One of the greatest inventions of the 20th century— indeed, one of the landmark inventions in the history of the human race—was the work of a couple of young men who had never gone to college and who were just bicycle mechanics in Dayton, Ohio.

It is not just politically correct people but government agencies and the highest courts in the land that dogmatize against any recognition of differences in performances among groups. Statistical differences in outcomes automatically fall under suspicion of discrimination, as if the groups themselves could not possibly be any different in behavior or performance. Any school that disciplines black boys much more frequently than Asian American girls can be risking a federal lawsuit, as if there could not possibly be any differences in behavior among the children themselves.

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