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Dumb and Wealthy

Charles Murray’s book The Bell Curve argued, I’m told, that America’s wealthy upper class naturally accrues money but it is smarter, thereby proving any idiot can write a book. But how is it, then, that so many wealthy people are so stupid? Case in point: Chicago Cubs owner and CEO Thomas Ricketts. Earlier this week […]

Article from Charles Shaar Murray on the Mississippi Delta

This is an interesting read. Some of the information is dated now as further developments and business launches continue the transformation of Clarksdale and Hopson. http://charlesshaarmurray.com/2014/08/key-blues-highway/ Thanks to Scott Duncan for posting on Facebook. Sadly, I won’t be going to the Delta this year – man, I’m gonna miss it.

KKK Disowns Purported Klan Fundraiser for Officer Darren Wilson

last weekNews : Mediaite

A few days ago, journalists began receiving emails from Charles Murray, who claimed he was an Imperial Wizard for a local branch of the KKK. The email itself was a fundraising pitch for Officer Darren Wilson, the man who shot and killed Michael Brown.

Murraypalooza, or Why Liberals Are Panicking

(Steven Hayward) Scott beat me to the notice of Charles Murray’s long interview on Conversations with Bill Kristol the other day.  I had thought to highlight the same interview after thinking more about my conversation with Charles last...Show More Summary

Clearing my spindle: Video edition

(Scott Johnson) Conversations with Bill Kristol has now added Bill’s interview with Charles Murray. In the video below, Bill reviews Murray’s productive career with the author himself. Murray comments regarding the interview: “Bill Kristol...Show More Summary

Charlatan Romances

Charles Murray—along with Betsy McCaughey, one of Andrew Sullivan's lasting contributions to the national dialogue—is back with another explanation about how Those People are ruining America. In this case, Murray, who has to be slowing do...

Charles Murray’s new disgrace: “Bell Curve” author has a “liberal” obsession

Infamous racial "theorist" has a problem with "progressives." But here's what's really behind the disingenuous game

Murray: Liberals Are Okay, Progressives Not So Much

In a Wall Street Journal article, eugenicist Charles Murray says it’s okay to be the kind of liberal who swills highballs on the cocktail party circuit and, thus, is well-behaved. Those are the good ones, unlike those dirty leftist progressives, Murray believes. A few weeks ago, I was thrown into a situation where I shared [...]

Jonah Goldberg on the Epistemic Closure of the Left

Charles Murray had written a piece distinguishing between "liberals" and "progressives," noting that while the former are in favor of state control over the economy, only the latter are outright in favor of state control over the citizen's mind. (One...

Are You a Good "Liberal," or a Nasty Evil "Progressive"?

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

Our politics are so bitter and divisive. But Charles Murray, the conservative eugenicist who believes that "a lot of poor people are born lazy," has a solution he believes can enhance our culture's political amity: Ostracize evil "progressives" and separate them out from acceptable "liberals." Read more...

Are You a Good Liberal or an Evil Progressive?

Charles Murray has decided that the real problem with the American left isn't with liberals, it's with progressives: As a libertarian, I am reluctant to give up the word "liberal." It used to refer to laissez-faire economics and limited government. Show More Summary

The Best of Slog: Pre-K, Glassholes, Transit, and Other Electoral Issues

2 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

What Does a Motherfucker Have to Do Around Here to Get Some Public Transit? Dominic Holden asks a question. Charles Mudede says Seattle is growing fast but not growing up. Mayor Murray Says the Right Things: On public safety. The Thing About Pre-K: It should be coming to your ballot this fall. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: A New Liberal Cabinet, the Cost of Homelessness, and Sir John A. Macdonald Station

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Ontario, you have a new Liberal cabinet. Eric Hoskins is the new Deb Matthews, Steven Del Duca is the new Glen Murray, and Charles Sousa remains Charles Sousa. Glen Murray has become the minister of environment and […]

Libertarians learn a hard lesson: Murray Rothbard’s spat with Charles Koch

The movement's all about liberty and freedom. But when money intervenes, you never know who the next victim will be

Late Libertarian Icon Murray Rothbard on Charles Koch: He "Considers Himself Above the Law"

Cross-posted from Kochology, where Daniel Schulman is releasing exclusive documents and other materials gathered in the process of reporting his new book Sons of Wichita: How the Koch Brothers Became America's Most Powerful and Private...Show More Summary

Curmudgeons in Charge

3 months agoNews : Reason

Charles Murray, author of Losing Ground and The Bell Curve, has published a saucy, skinny little book, The Curmudgeon's Guide to Getting Ahead (Random House). The book began as a popular lecture/harangue that Murray traditionally delivered...Show More Summary

American academia and echoes of the Third Reich

Those who object to the invitations of Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Condoleezza Rice, Charles Murray and others to appear at American universities suffer from an acute case of historical dyslexia.

CHARLES MURRAY POSTS A REVIEW of Nicholas Wade’s A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race and Human H…

CHARLES MURRAY POSTS A REVIEW of Nicholas Wade’s A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race and Human History.

Do social problems cause economic problems, or vice versa?

Some discussions stemming from Charles Murray and Paul Krugman raised this perennial issue a while ago.  Some on the right suggest that economic struggles of middle class to lower class males (and females) stem from the social dysfunctionality of some of those males.  An alternative view is that the lack of good jobs for such […]

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