Losing Ground: American Social Policy, 1950-1980

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Basic Books, 1984 - Business & Economics - 323 pages
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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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Charles Murray is a Bradley Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. He is also the author of The Bell Curve.

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