Understanding the Economics of Discrimination | Thomas Sowell
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This is part 1 of a three-part series on the Economics of Discrimination. See this playlist for the complete series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7s6piXiFK-T2Qy9bVRPPdo5LWL0itnX9
mark pope
Discrimination is also practiced by unions that control who gets to work or gets overtime in city owned and or private buildings controlled by unions.
I know this is from The Thomas Sowell Reader, but he covered similar material (of course) in Discrimination and Disparities, which was an absolutely brilliant book. Everyone should read it.
David Grider
It's like you can't be a black economist without being dragged into the racial aspects of economics. At least Sowell is one of the few that frames in in economic terms where most everyone else frames it on feelings.
It's kind of obvious if you think about it, discrimination becomes less common when it becomes less easy, and prejudice fully expands to fill any space you give it but cannot actually expand this space.
Dr. AyshiaTV Comedy & Dance
So informative. I love watching/making educational videos like this. Thank you for this content!
Randomly recommended these videos, but these are very good videos. A lot of my views have only been reinforced by these. Glad to see there's some logical thinkers left in academia today.
Litigious Society
The market should determine what are acceptable forms of discrimination, not the government. If a business wants to put a sign up that says "no blacks," "no whites," "no jews," etc., they should be allowed to do that, and in this modern environment they may likely go out of business, or at least lose some or most of their customers. The gay wedding cake fiasco is a perfect example. The market at the time did not consider it an inappropriate form of discrimination, but they still got punished by the government.
Rahman A Muhammad Roc
Great job family 👍
Overton Pendulum
If there is a significant cost in not discriminating, I believe discrimination is justified. I was hoping Sowell would make that point.
Elias Andrikopoulos
An eye-opener, as usual. Thank you.

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