Book Review: Please Stop Helping Us

Please Stop Helping Us: How Liberals Make It Harder for Blacks to Succeed

A recent new book by Jason L. Riley entitled Please Stop Helping Us: How Liberals Make It Harder for Blacks to Succeed has been receiving tremendously positive reviews since its release January 2016.  I currently has over 525 reviews on Amazon with a positive 4.7 star rating. The publisher Encounter Books writes "In Please Stop Helping Us, Jason L. Riley examines how well-intentioned welfare programs are in fact holding black Americans back. Minimum-wage laws may lift earnings for people who are already employed, but they price a disproportionate number of blacks out of the labor force. Affirmative action in higher education is intended to address past discrimination, but the result is fewer black college graduates than would otherwise exist. And so it goes with everything from soft-on-crime laws, which make black neighborhoods more dangerous, to policies that limit school choice out of a mistaken belief that charter schools and voucher programs harm the traditional public schools that most low-income students attend." This book dePlease Stop Helping Us: How Liberals Make It Harder for Blacks to Succeedbunks the common theories that claim to help the poor with welfare programs, creating massive barriers to poor minorities.  The author shows the methods that are in place which are creating counterproductive results with low socioeconomic advancement.

Stop Helping, Start Really Looking...

The author Jason L. Riley is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a columnist for the Wall Street Journal. He lives in suburban New York City with his wife and three children.  The reviews from readers are overwhelming positive on this new breathtaking and hard hitting book.  One reader writes "Riley does not seem to write the book solely to rip on liberals but to demonstrate the social disasters that have trapped so many African Americans" and another states "Mr. Riley doesn't disparage the good intentions behind the ideas and programs that have been created, but points out the utter failure to achieve the goals for which they were designed."  Riley has perhaps written one of the most pivotal books shining the light on welfare programs that trap people into a life of poverty.  These same programs limit education, reduce job opportunities and create crime.  An amazing book that cuts to the heart of a sensitive issue on a national scale.

Stop Helping People Into the System, Help Them Out of It...

The giving away of money as a solution in the form of welfare is encouraging people not to work, and ultimately keeps them in the never-ending cycle of poverty.  The parachute of free money may appear to be a salvation, but ultimately it brings them down.  A growing percentage of recipients in the welfare system are turning to illicit drug use, and falling even further into the world of addiction and crime which further compounds the problem.  In Please Stop Helping Us: How Liberals Make It Harder for Blacks to Succeed, Riley shines a spotlight to lead African Americans out of the shadows of the welfare programs and beyond the barriers it creates.  A poignant book that will make you reconsider what you know.

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