Charles Alan Murray (born 8 January 1943) is an American libertarian political scientist, author and columnist. His book Losing Ground: American Social Policy 1950–1980 (1984), which discussed the American welfare system, was widely read and discussed, and influenced subsequent government policy. He became well-known for his controversial book The Bell Curve (1994), written with Richard Herrnstein, in which he argues that intelligence is a better predictor than parental socio-economic status or education level of many individual outcomes including income, job performance, pregnancy out of wedlock and crime, and that social welfare programs and education efforts to improve social outcomes for the disadvantaged are largely wasted.
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Advocates for Self-Government
A review of In Our Hands: A Plan to Replace the Welfare State
Biographical essay covering Joan Kennedy Taylor's varied career
Discusses events at various universities where protesters, equating mere speech with (physical) violence, responded violently to speakers or their sponsors, prevented the talks from being made or otherwise disrupted them
by Richard Herrnstein, Charles Murray, 1994
Partial contents: The Public Good - Removing Government from Economic Life - Tolerance and Discrimination - Permitting Revolutions in Education and Health Care - Protecting the Environment - Removing Government from Civil Life - Lived Freedom
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