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themselves with value orientation. If I read Sowell correctly, class relations profoundly mediate and condition the relationship between culture and economic prosperity. See Sowell, 1983, p. 138.
12.
Loury, 1984, pp. 32-33.
13.
See Thurow, 1985, p. 61. It was twelve years ago that Thurow noted economists' willingness to invoke the existence of an unobservable, non-normally distributed ability to explain the difference between the distribution of earnings and that of schooling and IQ. Today, culture has taken the place of ability in arguments of this form.
14.
Imre Lakatos, "Falsification and the Methodology of Scientific Research Programmes," in Criticism and the Growth of Knowledge, edited by Imre Lakatos and Alan Musgrave ( Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1970), pp. 91-118.
15.
Wilson, 1985.
16.
See Darity and Myers, 1985, for a discussion of sex ratios and the marginalization of black males. Katherine McFate ( 1986) discusses racial differences in the longevity of women's dependence on AFDC.
17.
Lemann, 1986, pp. 31-61; Kaus, 1986.
18.
Said, 1979, p. 40.

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