Walter Williams

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Good Intentions (PBS c. 1985). Dr. Williams shows how government anti-poverty programs have often locked people into poverty:

  • Being forced to attend 3rd rate public schools leaves students unprepared for working life
  • Minimum wages prevent young people from obtaining jobs at an early age
  • Licensing and labor laws have had the effect of restricting entrance of blacks into the skilled trades and unions
  • The welfare system creates perverse incentives for the poor to make bad choices they otherwise would not