Pulling Aside the Curtain on Stupid Government

If anyone deserves a lifetime achievement award in the liberal virtue of “speaking truth to power” it would have to be Charles Murray. Back in the 1980s he wrote Losing Ground to tell the truth that liberals knew, by the mid-1970s, that their Great Society programs weren't working. But they did nothing to fix them. Then Murray wrote The Bell Curve with Richard Herrnstein, telling the truth about IQ. For that he got branded as a racist. So Murray confined his statistics in Coming Apart: The State of White America 1960-2010 to telling the truth about white people. He showed that today's white cognitive elite is doing fine, but the bottom 30% of whites in “Fishtown” is not. The women don't marry much and the men don't work much. Now in his latest, By the People: Rebuilding Liberty Without Permission, Murray is advocating that liberal evergreen: a campaign of “civil disobedience” against a lawless state. Of course, he's not...(Read Full Article)

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