Cato Journal, Spring/Summer 1986.
Losing Ground appeared in the fall of 1984. It was an election year, and the two presidential candidates held a debate on domestic policy. The word “black” was hardly mentioned. The “poor” were a topic, but only because of the “fairness” issue. Ronald Reagan’s position was based on his proud and correct assertion that his administration was spending more on social welfare than any administration in history.
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