I'd forgotten I'd actually posted my views on reparations this spring. I haven't changed my mind since, just forgot I'd written it.
I do have more thoughts on the difficulty of administering such a program, which I might get to in the future. I have to say the history of the Pigford suit doesn't increase my confidence in the ability of the government to run such a program
I also have some reservations about Coates' Atlantic article in 2014 which raised the profile of the issue, which I might get to.
There's also a question: if we can design a program which would effectively raise the wealth of blacks, what basis would we have to deny other minorities access to such a program? Or even poor whites?