Skip to comments.Christmas Books
Posted on 12/10/2012 1:18:58 PM PST by jazusamo
During the holidays, a shopping mall can be more like a shopping maul. One way to avoid that scene is to give books as Christmas gifts, since books can be bought on-line, painlessly.
A book that fits in with the holiday spirit is "No, They Can't!" by TV show host John Stossel. It is written with a light touch, but gets across some pretty heavy stuff about economics. The title is a take-off on Obama's old slogan, "Yes, we can!"
It is the first book I have read that asks a question about electric cars that should have been asked long ago: How much pollution do they cause?
Electric car enthusiasts may say, "None." But the electricity that runs these cars has to be generated somewhere, and much of that electricity is generated by burning coal. The fact that no pollution comes out of the car itself is irrelevant, when the pollution comes out of a smokestack somewhere else.
Similar common sense analysis punctures many other puffed-up ideas, on subjects ranging from health care to education to government bailouts of failing businesses. "No, they Can't!" is a book that makes what used to be called "the dismal science" of economics more lively, and even humorous, as it reveals what nonsense so much of the lofty rhetoric of our time is.
Anyone who wants an honest look at the hard facts about racial preferences in admissions to colleges and universities will find it perhaps for the first time in a book titled "Mismatch" by Richard Sanders and Stuart Taylor, Jr.
The central concern of "Mismatch" is how racial preferences harm blacks and other minorities. Black students with all the qualifications for success can be turned into failures by being admitted to institutions geared to students with even higher qualifications than theirs.
(Excerpt) Read more at creators.com ...
Instead of clean, safe, dependable nuclear power.
THOMAS SOWELL FOR PRESIDENT 2016
Another interesting book for Christmas and Chanukah gifts everywhere is Morris’s Black Helicopters book... just started it the other day, looks like a good read...
Everyone should read Steve Elliot’s “Living in Exile” email.
Encouraging, yet written in the reality of the enormity of what we’re facing:
Thank you both for the heads up.
Important note, “Living in Exile” repeats the canard that McCain got more votes than Romney. Not true. Romney got more votes.
That may be a mistake on the part of Elliot,
but the application of scripture is the important part.
Thanks again for this ping as well jaz. We already have one of those recommended books, and will watch out for, and buy the others.
Bookmark for later.
Great! Give conservative books that tell the truth for Christmas.
Merry Christmas and Happy Chanukah to everyone.
Amen to that, spread the word.
Merry Christmas back atcha, TOL.
Conversely, when racial preferences were banned . . . [black] students graduated from . . . good quality universities in the system [instead of flunking out of Berkley].This review of Mismatch is the only comment Ive seen by Sowell about this topic since the data came in about that preferences ban. Interesting, since he was prospectively a strong advocate for the ban.
Bump for tomorrow...