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Losing Ground: American Social Policy, 1950-1980: 10th Anniversry Edition Paperback – 16 Nov 1994

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  • Paperback: 346 pages
  • Publisher: Basic Books; New edition edition (16 Nov. 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0465042333
  • ISBN-13: 978-0465042333
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,963,548 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This classic book serves as a starting point for any serious discussion of welfare reform. Losing Ground argues that the ambitious social programs of the1960s and 1970s actually made matters worse for its supposed beneficiaries, the poor and minorities. Charles Murray startled readers by recommending that we abolish welfare reform, but his position launched a debate culminating in President Clintons proposal to end welfare as we know it.

About the Author

Charles Murray is a Bradley Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. He is also the author of The Bell Curve.

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