AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.
I would love to see a society where a person is judged solely on ability. AA moves us closer to that, rather than farther.
Liberté. Égalité. Fraternité.
"It ain't what they call you, it's what you answer to." - W. C. Fields
In order to allow groups to flourish, the natural environment needs to be changed, not the society in which they live. If over 40 years of affirmative action has made nary a dent in this inequality, perhaps a rational-based rethink without PC absurdities may not be out of line.