The price of equality: Affirmative action in the United States

Summer 1997

Here is a political puzzle - a sort of philosophical brain-tease - which Americans must learn to solve. It concerns ‘affirmative action’, meaning all the government and private-sector policies designed to create more opportunities for minorities and women. (Of course, as European societies grow ever more diverse, this puzzle might begin to look less and less like a typically American problem.)

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