Preferential Policies: An International Perspective

Preferential Policies: An International Perspective

Preferential Policies An International Perspective The failure of preferential policies legislated by governments around the world is the focus of this book by Thomas Sowell Governments as diverse as those of India South Africa Israel and the Unite

  • Title: Preferential Policies: An International Perspective
  • Author: Thomas Sowell
  • ISBN: 9780688085995
  • Page: 144
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The failure of preferential policies legislated by governments around the world is the focus of this book by Thomas Sowell Governments as diverse as those of India, South Africa, Israel, and the United States are examined for their mandated unequal treatment of individuals from the same criteria.

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    Thomas Sowell’s “Preferential Policies: An International Perspective” is a fantastic analysis of the history of preferential policies in countries all over the world and their effects on preferred and non-preferred groups. He analyzes situations in as wide reaching places as India, Malaysia, the United States, Sri Lanka, Nigeria, and South Africa. Though this was written in 1990, it is just as relevant now as it was then. The agitation for preferential policies has escalated to even more e [...]

    In this book, Thomas Sowell coolly dissects the phenomenon of race and gender preferences, usually identified in this country with the euphemism "affirmative action," as this phenomenon exists around the world.Sowell begins with countries where the racial group which exercised political power voted itself formal racial preferences. Sowell is able to identify only a few examples under this rubric: the pre-1960s American South, pre-1990s South Africa, which remained under apartheid control when So [...]

    Preferential Policies was inspired by Thomas Sowell's trip to New Zealand when a Maori woman proclaimed uniqueness of the Maori people to justify special treatment. He conducted his extensive research on the economics of the majority and minority (in its literal sense) in various countries from Nigeria to South Africa, he destroyed all the myths of the affirmative action zealots by presenting detailed arguments with facts to back them up. It is still relevant today, if not, more relevant than ev [...]

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