Losing Ground: American Social Policy, 1950-1980
With a new introduction by the author, this tenth anniversary edition of the classic book argues that the ambitious social programs of the Great Society designed to help the poor and disadvantaged often made things worse."A remarkable book. Future discussions of social policy cannot proceed without taking the arguments and evidence of this book into account."--James S. Coleman, University of Chicago
"Without bile and without rhetoric it lays out a stark truth that must be faced: Two decades of well-meaning programs to erase racism and poverty in the U.S. have left those at the very bottom of the ladder worse off than ever."--Daniel B. Moskowitz, "Business Week"
"A great book."--Richard Vigilante, "Wall Street Journal"
"Charles Murray will infuriate people. But if they read carefully, he will also make them think."--Ken Auletta, author of "The Underclass"
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Review: Losing Ground: American Social Policy, 1950-1980User Review - Michael - Goodreads
I am a retired 30 year veteran police officer and started my police career at about the time "Losing Ground" was published. Through my police career I watched the deterioration of the poor ... Read full review
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Charles Murray, through detailed statistical analysis exposes the horrible failure of the war on poverty. Poverty was on a steady decline until the mid sixties, when President Johnson declared a war ... Read full review
A Generous Revolution
The Kennedy Transition
The System Is to Blame
Implementing the Elite Wisdom
Being Poor Being Black 19501980
Interpreting the Data
The Social Scientists and the Great Experiment
Incentives to Fail I Maximizing ShortTerm Gains
Incentives to Fail II Crime and Education
The Destruction of Status Rewards
The Constraints on Helping
Choosing a future
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