Losing Ground: American Social Policy, 1950-1980

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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.

This outspoken, explosive book argues that the ambitious social programs of the Great Society made things worse.

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Overview

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.

This outspoken, explosive book argues that the ambitious social programs of the Great Society made things worse.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Murray, coauthor of The Bell Curve, argued that the social programs of the '60s and the '70s worsened the plight of the poor and minorities. This 10th anniversary issue includes a new introduction by the author. (Jan.)
John C. Marshall
Mr. Murray suffers from the besetting problem of the right - an inability to define any meaning for equality beyond equal opportunity. He does not reckon with the insistence of most Americans that social policy define some kind of community in which everyone has a place, regardless of his or her fortunes in the marketplace. Books of the Century, New York Times review March, 1986
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781455165841
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/1/2012
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Pages: 7
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 5.70 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet 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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