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Inequality by design : cracking the bell curve myth

Author: Claude S Fischer
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As debate rages over the widening and destructive gap between the rich and the rest of Americans, Claude Fischer and his colleagues present a comprehensive new treatment of inequality in America. They challenge arguments that expanding inequality is the natural, perhaps necessary, accompaniment of economic growth. They refute the claims of the incendiary bestseller The Bell Curve (1994) through a clear, rigorous
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Named Person: Richard J Herrnstein; Richard J Herrnstein
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Claude S Fischer
ISBN: 0691028990 9780691028996 0691028982 9780691028989
OCLC Number: 34191866
Awards: Short-listed for Outstanding Book, Gustavus Meyers Center for the Study of Human Rights in North America 1998 (United States)
Description: xii, 318 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Why inequality? --
Understanding "intelligence" --
But is it intelligence? --
Who wins? Who loses? --
The rewards of the game: systems of inequality --
How unequal? America's invisible policy choices --
Enriching intelligence: more policy choices --
Race, ethnicity, and intelligence --
Confronting inequality in America: the power of public investment.
Responsibility: Claude S. Fischer [and others].
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