328 pages ; 24 cm.
"Sowell...argues that political and ideological struggles have led to dangerous confusion about income inequality in America. Pundits and politically motivated economists trumpet ambiguous statistics and sensational theories while ignoring the true determinant of income inequality: the production of wealth. We cannot properly understand inequality if we focus exclusively on the distribution of wealth and ignore wealth production factors such as geography, demography, and culture"--Amazon.com.
Issues -- Geographic factors -- Cultural factors -- Social factors -- Political factors -- Implications and prospects -- Epilogue.