Losing Ground by Charles Murray audiobook

Losing Ground: American Social Policy, 1950–1980

By Charles Murray
Read by Robert Morris

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing
9.43 Hours Unabridged
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Beginning in the 1950s, America entered a period of unprecedented social reform. This remarkable book demonstrates how the social programs of the 1960s and ’70s had the unintended and perverse effect of slowing and even reversing earlier progress in reducing poverty, crime, ignorance, and discrimination. Using widely understood and accepted data, it conclusively demonstrates that the amalgam of reforms from 1965 to 1970 actually made matters worse. Why? Charles Murray’s tough-minded answers to this question will please neither radical liberals nor radical conservatives. He offers no easy solutions, but by forcing us to face fundamental intellectual and moral problems about whom we want to help and how, Losing Ground marks an important first step in rethinking social policy.

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Summary

Summary

Beginning in the 1950s, America entered a period of unprecedented social reform. This remarkable book demonstrates how the social programs of the 1960s and ’70s had the unintended and perverse effect of slowing and even reversing earlier progress in reducing poverty, crime, ignorance, and discrimination. Using widely understood and accepted data, it conclusively demonstrates that the amalgam of reforms from 1965 to 1970 actually made matters worse. Why? Charles Murray’s tough-minded answers to this question will please neither radical liberals nor radical conservatives. He offers no easy solutions, but by forcing us to face fundamental intellectual and moral problems about whom we want to help and how, Losing Ground marks an important first step in rethinking social policy.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Charles Murray will infuriate people. But if they read carefully he will also make them think.” Ken Auletta, New York Times bestselling author
“A great book.” Wall Street Journal
“Without bile and without rhetoric it lays out a stark truth that must be faced.” Business Week
“A remarkable book. Future discussions of social policy cannot proceed without taking the arguments and evidence of this book into account.”  James S. Coleman, University of Chicago

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Business & Economics
Runtime: 9.43
Audience: Adult
Language: English