- Paperback: 346 pages
- Publisher: Basic Books; Anniversary edition (January 1, 1994)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0465042333
- ISBN-13: 978-0465042333
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 64 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,231,938 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Losing Ground: American Social Policy, 1950-1980, 10th Anniversary Edition Anniversary Edition
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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.
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There's no better proof of the adage that ideas have consequences than Charles Murray's Losing Ground: in its argument, and in the fact that it changed the world.”
One of the pivotal books around which American history turned.”
One of the outstanding works of the pioneering era of conservative thought.”
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In this book he is spot on...the government enables...no, encourages dependence and destroys initiative.
A very engrossing read which makes for fascinating reading.
Highly recommend when we try to explain the dilemma in which the US finds itself