language makes for de-lightful listening andreading, leading to person-al reflection relating to theissues he pursues.Hiswinning the BradleyAward is certainly war-ranted, and we all feel asense of pride at Hoover inhis wonderful accomplish-ments.”Steele received the Na-tional Book Critic’s CircleAward for his book
TheContent of Our Character: A NewVision of Race in America
.His mostrecent books are
ADream Deferred:The Second Betrayal of BlackFreedom in America
White Guilt:How Blacks and Whites Together De-stroyed the Promise of theCivil Rights Era
.In 1991,Steele earned an EmmyAward, a Writer’s GuildAward, and the San Fran-cisco Film Festival Awardfor his work on the PBSdocumentary
Seven Daysin Bensonhurst
.In 1994,he was awarded the Na-tional Humanities Medal.Michael Grebe, thepresident and chief execu-tive officer of the BradleyFoundation said: “TheBradley Foundation is honoring Dr.Steele for his contributions to thestudy of race in America and hisundying devotion to equality for all.He has a distinguished body of workthat has led to understanding of racialequality in America.”Steele will be presented with theaward during a ceremony on May 25at the John F.Kennedy Center for thePerforming Arts in Washington, D.C.Also honored with the award thisyear wereMiddle East scholar FouadAjami, school choice advocate ClintBolick, and internationally recognizedeconomist Hernando de Soto.Founded in 1985, the Lynde andHarry Bradley Foundation in Milwau-kee, Wisconsin, is devoted tostrengthening American democraticcapitalism and the institutions, princi-ples, and values that sustain andnurture it.
the field of labor economics. He’sapplied his theories to real-worldproblems like education and immigra-tion and compensation and productiv-ity. He’s well-rounded, and he’s plentysmart.“He also understands how to get hismessage across. After all, he wasvoted teacher of the year at Stanford’sGraduate School of Business. That’snot an easy accomplishment. He’s afounding editor of the
Journal of Labor Economics
.He’s a good man,who has served with distinctionbeforein government. He served onmy advisorypanel on federal taxreform. And he’s going to be an out-standing chairman of my Council of Economic Advisers.”Lazear commented: “Therearechallenges ahead, but we have a solidfoundation on which to build. Mr.President, I look forwardto assistingyou in keeping the American economystrong. Tothat end, I will devote all of my energy to ensuring that theCouncil of Economic Advisers pro-vides you with the best economicanalysis possible.”Lazear,who was the Morris ArnoldCox Senior Fellow while at Hoover,was nominated to the chairmanship of the Council of Economic Advisers inlate 2005 and was confirmed in Feb-ruary. He is now on leave fromHoover and Stanford University.
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Shelby SteeleHoover's Edward P.Lazear is sworn in as chairman of the President's Council ofEconomic Advisers. From left is then–presidential chief of staff Andrew Card; Lazear'sdaughter, Julie; Lazear's wife, Victoria; Lazear; and President Bush.
Kimberlee Hewitt/The White House
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