Book Reviews of The Vision of the Anointed: Self-Congratulation As a Basis for Social Policy

The Vision of the Anointed: Self-Congratulation As a Basis for Social Policy
The Vision of the Anointed Self-Congratulation As a Basis for Social Policy
Author: Thomas Sowell
ISBN-13: 9780465089956
ISBN-10: 046508995X
Publication Date: 6/1996
Pages: 305
Rating:
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4.1 stars, based on 7 ratings
Publisher: Basic Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Thomas Sowell blasts holes in some of the statistical "evidence" we all know is "true." I was surprised (and appalled) to learn of some programs that were supposed to help disadvantaged people, actually end up hurting them when put into practice.

As always with Thomas Sowell, a very eye-opening read!
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Though Thomas Sowell's style of writing can be somewhat dry he is truly a writer who needs to be heard. He presents a lot of facts, backed up by research, that show Sowell's dedication to truth in social policy. He's also a strong believer in common sense and understands the mind-set behind failed social policies of the past 30 years. "Politically correct" theory is repeatedly confronted with facts. Much of what the intellectual elite - who think of themselves as "thinking people" - call thinking, turns out, on examination, to be rhetorical assertion, followed by evasions of mounting evidence against these assertions.