North American Social Report: A Comparative Study of the by Alex C. Michalos (auth.)

By Alex C. Michalos (auth.)

It may were great to were in a position to write this ebook with the fashion of Mailer, the wit of Shaw, the breadth of Myrdal and the keenness of Nader. it'll even have been fantastic. leisure guaranteed there are not any miracles right here. to the contrary, the paintings on your fingers absolutely bears all of the marks of imperfect human layout. it really is too lengthy for one ebook, yet most likely too brief for the tale to learn. it is not this kind of publication you possibly can desire to fmish, even in 5 volumes. there's constantly yet one more desk one may perhaps squeeze in, another column or row, an illustrative chart or determine, one other very important refer­ ence to examine, whatever dangling the following or there that nags one to mess around with it, wrap it up, tie it down, etc. All you can do, i feel, is publish with the nagging and press on. i cannot think someone making such a lot of actual claims and evaluative judgments, and placing jointly such a lot of numbers in such a lot of diversified parts with no making dozens of error. i will not think somebody operating with nationwide data and never having lots of blunders made for him. As i glance again on it now, it truly is tough to visualize a person being naive sufficient (bold sufficient has a greater ring to it) to tackle the duty of writing a booklet like this within the first position. after all, I had Myrdal's nice An American hassle to inspire me.

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20 Again, I leave it to others to sort out the niceties of these problems. If there are similar problems for Chinese and Japanese people in our two countries, I am not aware of them. The Chinese share of the Canadian population reaches six tenths of a percent in 1971, compared to two tenths of a percent a year earlier in the United States (T17, FS). That meant a hundred percent increase for the previous decade in both countries. The Japanese share of both populations was exactly the same in the 1960-61 to 1970-71 decade, namely, two tenths of a percent.

A. M. Carter, (Ottawa: Canadian Council on Social Development, 1972), p. 9; Miller, op. 109. 30 J. S. Senate, Committee on Government Operations, Subcommittee on Government Research, op. , p. 23; Miller, op. , p. 109. 31 Kraft, loco cit. 32 W. F. S. Senate, Committee on Government Operations, Subcommittee on Government Research, op. , p. 33. 33 Horowitz,op. , p. 68. 34 Although no one has tried to answer just these questions in just the way I am trying to answer them, the following comparative studies are certainly relevant.

P. 57. 10 Henriot,loc. cit. 11 See, for example, P. Bachrach and M. S. Baratz, Power and Poverty: Theory and Practice (New York: Oxford University Press, 1970). 12 Sheldon and Freeman, op. , p. 107. 13 Springer,loc. ; Henriot, op. , p. 245. 14 Horowitz,op. , p. 66. 15 J. K. Galbraith, The New Industrial State (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1967). 16 Henriot,op. , p. 245. 17 Miller,op. , p. 109. 18 Henriot, op. , p. 249; B. M. Gross and M. 15. 19 Olson,op. , p. 91. 20 Sheldon and Freeman, op. , p.

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