Affirmative Action’s Strange Career

A day late and a dollar short, I know, but I caught this article by Paul Moreno in the Wall St. Journal’s Opinion Journal yesterday and found it quite interesting as a Labor Day read. I am no fan of organized labor these days—seems to me that most unskilled industrial workers are grossly overpaid, which leads to business bankruptcies and downsizing, which hurts the ‘working class’ a lot more than it helps (see the U.S. auto industry). But the unions blithely press on, seemingly unaware how counterproductive their demands really are. Regardless, unions—the inexplicable darling of the political left—have a sordid history of corruption (which everybody knows about) and racial discrimination (which many, myself included, didn’t know about).

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Scott Bradford has been putting his opinions on his website since 1995—before most people knew what a website was. He has been a professional web developer in the public- and private-sector for over twenty years. He is an independent constitutional conservative who believes in human rights and limited government, and a Catholic Christian whose beliefs are summarized in the Nicene Creed. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from George Mason University. He loves Pink Floyd and can play the bass guitar . . . sort-of. He’s a husband, pet lover, amateur radio operator, and classic AMC/Jeep enthusiast.