Sowell On Mismatch

Thomas Sowell has a terrific review of Sander and Taylor’s Mismatch in the Claremont Review of Books. Read the whole thing if you can, but meanwhile enjoy his priceless lede:

Anyone who follows public policy issues can easily think of policies that help one group at the expense of some other group. What is rarer, however, is a policy that on net balance harms all groups concerned, even if in very different ways. Affirmative action policies in the academic world can claim that rare distinction.

Indeed. It’s a lose/lose proposition.

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