By Thomas Sowell

This e-book strikes the dialogue of affirmative motion past the USA to different nations that experience had related rules, usually for an extended time than americans have. It additionally strikes the dialogue past the theories, ideas, and legislation which were so frequently debated to the particular empirical results of affirmative motion within the usa and in India, Nigeria, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, and different nations. either universal styles and nationwide variations are tested. a lot of what emerges from a authentic exam of those regulations flatly contradicts a lot of what was once anticipated and masses of what has been claimed.

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In the state of Assam, the Marwaris were a major factor in opening the region to trade, becoming in the process the dominant group in that trade. Marwaris remained a separate group in Assam, with their own charities, hospitals, schools, newspapers and other institutions. ∏≥ Another group whose history in Assam was in sharp contrast with that of the indigenous Assamese has been the Bengalis. They have included both Hindus and Moslems from Bengal, where land was much more scarce than in Assam. Arriving in Assam in colonial times, the Bengalis eagerly seized the abundant idle land now available to them, cleared jungles, and farmed with far more care, energy and success than the Assamese.

The continuing legal and political controversies in India over what to do about the skewed distribution of the benefits of group quotas, which go disproportionately to those already more fortunate, at least shows a public awareness of this skewness—an awareness that has not yet become widespread in the United States, where a similar skewness exists. Despite talk of limited or temporary preferences, these preferences have persisted and spread until they now apply to at least three-quarters of the population of India,∫∂ though Indian courts limit quotas to 50 percent of available places.

Moreover, the ability of the rich to provide their children with the finest primary and secondary education virtually ensures that their offspring will be able to score high enough on university entrance examinations that they are not likely to be the ones sacrificed to provide places to members of preferred groups. In short, neither the rich nor the poor are likely to be greatly affected by preferences and quotas. It is those in between who receive either windfall losses or windfall gains, according to which broad-brush category they happen to fall in, and regardless of whether their individual circumstances are more fortunate or less fortunate.

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