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Losing ground : American social policy, 1950-1980

Author: Charles A Murray
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, [2015]. ©1984
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

"Without bile and without rhetoric [Losing Ground] 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  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles A Murray
ISBN: 9780465065882 0465065880
OCLC Number: 990653691
Notes: Reprint of 1984 edition with new introduction by the author.
"With a new introduction by the author"--Cover.
Target Audience: 1300
Description: xx, 323 pages. : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: A generous revolution. The Kennedy transition --
"The system is to blame" --
Implementing the elite wisdom --
Being poor, being Black : 1950-1980. Poverty --
Employment --
Wages and occupations --
Education --
Crime --
The family --
The view from 1966 --
Interpreting the data. The social scientists and the great experiment --
Incentives to fail I : maximizing short-term gains --
Incentives to fail II : crime and education --
The destruction of statues rewards --
Rethinking social policy. What do we want to accomplish? --
The constraints on helping --
Choosing a future --
Appendix: The data.
Responsibility: Charles Murray.


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Myron Magnet "There's no better proof of the adage that ideas have consequences than Charles Murray's Losing Ground: in its argument, and in the fact that it changed the world." Newt Gingrich "One of Read more...

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