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Charles Murray Coming Apart

Rector's Sermon

Henryk A. Kowalczyk | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics
Henryk A. Kowalczyk

The Heritage Foundation report alarms that it will cost taxpayers $6.3 trillion net dollars if we permit legalization of presently undocumented immigrants. It is a lot of money -- almost 42 percent of the U.S. GDP in 2012 -- so it sounds scary.

Why Your Gardener's Kid Will Never Go to Harvard, and Why Your Kid Will

Michael Levin | Posted 05.01.2013 | Books
Michael Levin

It's not your genetics or even your IQ that determines your future, says Charles Murray. It's your zip code.

Charles Murray's Unreal Towns

Caryl Rivers | Posted 04.30.2012 | Books
Caryl Rivers

In his new book, Coming Apart, Charles Murray says that working-class whites are getting dumber and losing traditional values such as marriage, hard work and church-going.

Just How Elitist Are You? Murray's 'How Thick Is Your Bubble' Quiz

Jared Bernstein | Posted 04.30.2012 | Home
Jared Bernstein

This being Murray, cultural gaps loom large as well. His hypothesis is that elites and others are growing ever farther apart along cultural dimensions, and the book even has a test so you can see how out of touch you are. Here it is with my answers.

Charles Murray's Coming Apart

Jared Bernstein | Posted 04.29.2012 | Books
Jared Bernstein

Charles Murray is right: in important ways we're coming apart and that's a serious danger demanding the attention of social scientists, policy makers, and persons of all income classes. The problem with his book is that if you've been paying any attention, you knew that already.