Rents and Race: Legacies of Progressive Policies
By William L. Anderson
David Kiriazis

This article appeared in the Summer 2013 issue of The Independent Review


Could it be that the institutional racism of Jim Crow occurred not despite the Progressive era but because of it? Not only did the Progressive reforms create new economic rents that could be exploited by whites and by the politicians who enacted those reforms, but many leading Progressives espoused views on racial purity and segregation that put them in the vanguard of the American apartheid system.

Other Independent Review articles by William L. Anderson
    Summer 2004   Law as a Weapon: How RICO Subverts Liberty and the True Purpose of Law
    Summer 1998   The Origins of Virtue: Human Instincts and the Evolution of Cooperation

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