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Welcome back to Larry elder show looking at all these people turn down these Confederate statues of all these called slave owners and stuff like that and all the other ones you want torn down I'm assuming you're going to the bench we fly the Egypt injured animals right have a great day during the late night seven one S. A. G. E. triple eight nine seven one seven two four three elder studio president trump having a rally Oklahoma be criticized for that because of the violation of social distancing Dr Marc Siegel the fox news Dr khor doctor a paid contributor says we're going to have protest we can certainly have rallies my next guest my guess is the author of the book great society into history he also wrote the profoundly important book the forgotten man a new history of the Great Depression this one talks about the great society and the promises that were made and the reality amity salicylates you also say this in your book what black unemployment which had been the same as whites in the nineteen fifties from the early nineteen sixties rose above white unemployment the gap between black and white unemployment whiten welfare programs funded by President Johnson and Nixon expanded roles to an appalling extent appalling because welfare fostered a new sense of hopelessness and disenfranchisement among those who received it end of quote that was the opposite of what of course they intended to happen right yes what you want think why did black unemployment intricately black youth unemployment digress so far from white unemployment in this one we didn't actually get to what the socialists want social Democrats and socialists and regular Democrats and some Republicans want a high minimum wage which is that was very important it it sounds fair right why price the lowest earners but what happens what happens when you raise the minimum wage is often employers hired fewer people or they hire those with the most education in the area the job and that often means black Americans don't get the job of Milton Friedman who was studying this problem in the fifties and the sixties well that the minimum wage was the most anti black law on our statute books because it actually heard of black Americans so they disproportionately union the same thing unions like high wages that their reason they exist to get high wages they get very high wages so they end up who ends up not being hired those who are the least qualified that perhaps the most hopeful for the job and then those people don't get a chance to become qualified well there was also a factor welfare exploded in the nineteen sixties it just the fact of the story everyone was quite concerned about welfare and when you receive a a high payment what or with a relatively high payment you tend to want to work life you get out of the habit of working that's white or black and that's also true right right now by the way this wonderful papers at the national bureau of economic research about concerns that if we pay people to March when they stay home they're they're less interested in going back to work even though they are not happy at home with what still seems like not enough money that they did get in the way of staying home so that is what happened in the sixties and it led to sort of a trend of longer term unemployment and of misery and an acceptance of welfare that was very unhappy for the families that did accept Walford sort of the way of life instead of the temporary help people always ask me about food stamps and we can say any time it's no shame to be on food stamps but what is eight same for all of us is when you expect your grandchildren to be on food stamps just as you are that is perpetual food stamps down the generations and that that was that what began or accelerated in the sixties food stamps also exploded in that period how many slaves I have been saying for years and your book gives me even more confidence in saying this I've made the argument that the welfare state is incentivized women to marry the government in a flat and allowed men to abandon their financial and more responsibility well it seems that open the evidence on what you know in the book I I a tractor a tragic an interesting or interesting and tragic housing project called I don't think there's a great movie about a by the way too that you I think you get a Netflix or Amazon anyway eight this trend of welfare kicking the data out of requiring there be no dad what began before the great society but it wasn't that disincentive would not remove not withstanding some efforts during the great society so it paid for women unfortunately not they have the data around them in the correct item would be very wonderful and just heartbreaking testimony from a young man who said we had to lie about my dad to be a delight say he wasn't around when he was alive when he said maybe we had a dad we would say we didn't and in the parade I go complex which is no exaggeration dad would hide in the closet of the social work lady wouldn't see them social work in the sixties and grew very fast just does not work and we're gonna take a break we'll take a break right here and we come back I want to ask you what do we do about this do we undo it what do we do about all of this and what you think about all the spending has been going on since the trump administration's been in that when your life is in chaos your home is your safe haven will imagine not having it in a second it's gone the crime is called home title fifty FBI calls it when the fed's going crime that's why I urge.

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