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|Murray, Charles||Losing Ground : American Social Policy 1950-1980|
Publisher: Basic Books, 1984
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A close, scholarly study of the history of various American social programs from the 1950s through and into the early 1980s, all intended to raise certain population groups out of poverty and into the mainstream - but which have in fact backfired and had the reverse effect in plunging them further downwards, and at the massive and increasing expense of productive taxpayers. Programs have since been not only retained, but expanded in scope and are more deeply... (US History, Social Policy Studies, Race, Ethnic Studies, IQ, Great Society Programs, Liberals, Liberalism, Conservatives, Conservatism, Welfare, Food Stamps US History General)