ON-Lion Letter

Have progressive policies aimed at improving the prospects of black people in America worked?  Have noble intentions borne fruit, or have they harmed intended beneficiaries?

On September 11 at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) in Washington, D.C., Wall Street Journal  editorial-board member Jason Riley and AEI poverty scholar Robert Doar will have a conversation about Riley’s new book, Please Stop Helping Us:  How Liberals Make It Harder for Blacks to Succeed.  The two will explore several well-intentioned social programs and legal efforts, including affirmative action, minimum-wage laws, soft-on-crime legislation, and policies aimed at limiting school choice.  They will explore the demonstrated track record of such programs, and which policies could be most effective at helping black people in America move up.

Please Stop Helping Us is published by Encounter Books -- an activity of Encounter for Culture and Education, a nonprofit group that is substantially supported by Milwaukee's Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation.  Bradley also substantially supports AEI.

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