By Jonathan Bean | Friday July 28, 2017 at 9:38 AM PST | 0 Comments
(continued from Part II) After the Watts riot of 1965, bureaucrats in the administrative state (e.g., EEOC, Small Business Administration) created racial preferences in employment and lending programs based on their own administrative authority, not any explicit authorization from the Congress. Indeed, the Democratic majority (and the Republican minority) were adamantly opposed to racial discrimination...
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Tags: colorblindness, Constitution, Detroit, Detroit riot (1967), EEOC, MENA, Middle Eastern North African, Rule of Law, Small Business Administration, Ward Connerly, Watts riot
By Jonathan Bean | Sunday October 10, 2010 at 9:46 AM PST | 3 Comments
Over at the New York Times Robb Mandelbaum notes how the Small Business Administration has caved to political pressures and once again made the definition of “small” business so broad as to include virtually every firm in the economy. This was a key theme of two books I wrote in 1996 and 2001, including...
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Tags: affirmative action, Alaskan Native Corporations, American History, Asians, Books, Business, Carter, Congressional Black Caucus, Economics, Eisenhower, Ford, Government subsidies, Halliburton, Hispanics, Johnson, Kennedy, minority set asides, Money and Banking, New York Times, Nixon, Racism, Reagan, Robb Mandelbaum, small business, Small Business Administration