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Race and Economics: How Much Can Be Blamed on Discrimination? [NOOK Book]

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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.
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Race and Economics: How Much Can Be Blamed on Discrimination?

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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780817912468
  • Publisher: Hoover Institution Press
  • Publication date: 4/27/2011
  • Series: Hoover Institution Press Publication
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 174
  • Sales rank: 561,072
  • File size: 513 KB

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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“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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2013

    Enjoyable read

    Provides good insight into race and basic economic theory.

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