Charles Murray is a political scientist, author, and libertarian. He first came to national attention in 1984 with the publication of Losing Ground, which has been credited as the intellectual foundation for the Welfare Reform Act of 1996. His 1994 New York Times bestseller, The Bell Curve (Free Press, 1994), coauthored with the late Richard J. Herrnstein, sparked heated controversy for its analysis of the role of IQ in shaping America’s class structure. Murray's other books include What It Means to Be a Libertarian (1997), Human Accomplishment (2003), In Our Hands (2006), and Real Education (2008). His most recent book, Coming Apart (Crown Forum, 2012), describes an unprecedented divergence in American classes over the last half century.
It is not just the newness of the nation that makes its future so imponderable. The founders of the United States have created a form of government that will attempt all sorts of things that are widely thought to be impossible.
Thie event will address the economic implications of cultural fragmentation, the perception of capitalism in Western culture, and how economists can incorporate cultural considerations into their analyses.
At this event, Herman will discuss his sweeping panorama of ideas and their consequences, with comments by AEI’s Charles Murray and John Weicher of the Hudson Institute. AEI’s Alex Pollock will moderate.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 11, 2013CONTACT: firstname.lastname@example.org, 202.862.5829In a new book aimed at college students, best-selling political scientist Charles Murray distills what American exceptionalism means. Murray explains what has made America unique in the last two centuries and what has changed since its...
In "American Exceptionalism: An Experiment in History," Charles Murray describes how America’s geography, ideology, politics, and daily life set the new nation apart from Europe in the 18th and 19th centuries.
This new edition of Charles Murray's 1988 In Pursuit: Of Happiness and Good Government proposes that success is not to be measured by economics or equality of outcomes. Rather, social policy suceeds when it provides the best possible framework for individuals to pursue happiness.
The takeaway from the story of early childhood education is that the very best programs probably do a modest amount of good in the long run, while the early education program that can feasibly be deployed on a national scale, Head Start, has never proved long-term results in half a century of existence.