Please Stop Helping Us

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Jason L. Riley

Narrated By: JD Jackson

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Date: August 2014

Duration: 5 hours 43 minutes

Summary:

In Please Stop Helping Us, Jason L. Riley examines how well-intentioned welfare programs are in fact holding black Americans back. Minimum-wage laws may lift earnings for people who are already employed, but they price a disproportionate number of blacks out of the labor force. Affirmative action in higher education is intended to address past discrimination, but the result is fewer black college graduates than would otherwise exist. And so it goes with everything from soft-on-crime laws, which make black neighborhoods more dangerous, to policies that limit school choice out of a mistaken belief that charter schools and voucher programs harm the traditional public schools that most low-income students attend. In theory these efforts are intended to help the poor—and poor minorities in particular. In practice they become massive barriers to moving forward. Please Stop Helping Us lays bare these counterproductive results. People of goodwill want to see more black socioeconomic advancement, but in too many instances the current methods and approaches aren’t working. Acknowledging this is an important first step.

Genres:

  • Robert Hogan

    As I do with many of a lot of titles I pick to listen to I didn't know of the author or book; but, I thought it was an interesting title and thought it would be an interesting listen election time listen; and, it was.