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Race and Economics: How Much Can We Blame on Discrimination?
     

Race and Economics: How Much Can We Blame on Discrimination?

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by Walter E. Williams
 

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Walter E. Williams applies an economic analysis to the problems black Americans have faced in the past and still face in the present to show that that free-market resource allocation, as opposed to political allocation, is in the best interests of minorities. He debunks many common labor market myths and reveals how excessive government regulation and the minimum-wage

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Walter E. Williams applies an economic analysis to the problems black Americans have faced in the past and still face in the present to show that that free-market resource allocation, as opposed to political allocation, is in the best interests of minorities. He debunks many common labor market myths and reveals how excessive government regulation and the minimum-wage law have imposed incalculable harm on the most disadvantaged members of our society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780817912451
Publisher:
Hoover Institution Press
Publication date:
04/27/2011
Series:
HOOVER INST PRESS PUBLICATION Series
Edition description:
First Edition, 1st Edition
Pages:
174
Sales rank:
306,576
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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“Restrictive laws are just as harmful to blacks, whether they were written with the explicit intent, as in the past, to eliminate black competition or, as they are written today, with benign goals such as protecting public health, safety, and welfare and preventing worker exploitation.”—Chapter Two. Pg. 25

Meet the Author

Walter E. Williams is the John M. Olin Distinguished Professor of Economics at George Mason University and a nationally syndicated columnist. He is the author of several books and more than sixty articles that have appeared in such scholarly journals such as Economic Inquiry, American Economic Review, and Social Science Quarterly and popular publications such as Reader's Digest, Regulation, Policy Review, and Newsweek.

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Race and Economics 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Provides good insight into race and basic economic theory.