Shame of the Cities: Setting Aside Justice for the “Disadvantaged”
By Jonathan Bean
This article appeared in the Summer 2003 issue of The Independent Review


Since its inception in 1968 the Small Business Administration’s Section 8(a) set-aside program has been plagued with fraud and bureaucratic ineptitude. Attempts to reform the SBA have failed, much to the detriment of the truly disadvantaged business people who are unwilling to play the agency’s games or who don’t fit its target profile.

Other Independent Review articles by Jonathan Bean
    Winter 2006   Adoption of State Lotteries in the United States, with a Closer Look at Illinois
    Fall 2000   “Burn, Baby, Burn”: Small Business in the Urban Riots of the 1960s
    Summer 1997   Nikolai Bukharin and the New Economic Policy: A Middle Way?
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