Davis-Bacon: A Costly Contradiction
Publication Date: June 1979
Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Author(s): Eugene J. McAllister
An obscure labor law, the Davis-Bacon Act, is costing the federal government at least three-quarters of a billion dollars a year in wasteful construction costs. It is also restricting minority entry into the construction crafts and shrinking the value of Section 8 housing subsidies for the poor and elderly.