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

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

by Walter E. Williams

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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: 569,079
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About 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

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Preface 1

Chapter 1 Blacks Today and Yesterday 5

Chapter 2 Is Discrimination a Complete Barrier to Economic Mobility? 11

Chapter 3 Race and Wage Regulation 31

Chapter 4 Occupational and Business Licensing 59

Chapter 5 Excluding Blacks from Trades 83

Chapter 6 Racial Terminology and Confusion 111

Chapter 7 Summary and Conclusion 135

Notes 143

About the Author 167

Index 169

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Provides good insight into race and basic economic theory.