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Coming Apart

Kim Gordon Talks New Album, Art School, Twitter And More

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.04.2013 | Arts

Kim Gordon has a busy month ahead of her. The Sonic Youth co-founder is due to release a new double-record with free-noise guitarist, Bill Nace. T...

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

Michael Levin | Posted 05.01.2013 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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.

Saving the Middle Class

Robert Kuttner | Posted 04.13.2012 | Business
Robert Kuttner

The same diligent workers who earned decent wages a couple of generations ago are now working just as hard for a lot less. The fact is, American productivity has nearly doubled in a generation. The problem is that the fruits of that productivity have gone to the wrong people.