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What’s Happening —The Kalb Report featuring Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the National Press Club, 6 p.m. — The Curmudgeon’s Guide to Getting Ahead book forum with author Charles Murray at AEI, 4 p.m. The Revolving Door Know of someone starting or leaving a job? Let us know. Fishbowl Fun Fact Mr. Show More Summary

Interview: Curmudgeon Charles Murray Has Advice for Ambitious Young Adults

If you are a recent college graduate, or you are looking for a graduation gift, Charles Murray's new book may be for you. "The Curmudgeon's Guide to Getting Ahead: Dos and Don'ts of Right Behavior, Tough Thinking, Clear Writing, and Living a Good Life," compiles many pieces of advice for young adults entering the workforce.

Tonight on The Independents: Charles Murray, Jay Thomas, Dan St. Germain, Michael Weiss, Jedediah Bila, and a VERY Stressed out Guest-Host Named Matt Welch!

4 days agoNews : Reason

Tonight's live episode of The Independents (9 p.m. ET, 6 p.m. PT, on Fox Business Network, with repeats three hours later) has all of the above and more, which I'd like to tell you about, but it turns out prepping o host a breaking-news...Show More Summary

How to Get Ahead in Any Town, Not Just 'This Town'

Next on my reading list is Charles Murray's The Curmudgeon's Guide to Getting Ahead. On the tips for transitioning from college to the working world, he writes: I’m thinking especially of tip No. 1, “Don’t suck up.” How can I say that...Show More Summary

A Curmudgeon’s Guide to Getting Ahead, by Charles Murray

I enjoyed this book, and I recommend that you get it for your kid.  Here is one bit of many: Good help is hard to find.  Really hard to find.  Sure, there are lots of people with the right degrees and résumés, but the kind of employee we yearn for sticks out almost immediately. You […]

Thanks, Kochs! PBS Infested With White Supremacist Charles Murray

This is what happens when billionaires take control of public broadcasting after forcing Congress to defund it. They present bogus reports about ways the left and right can "come together" in order to dupe viewers into thinking libertarians give a damn about the social safety net. In this segment, they bring Mr. Show More Summary

Brooks: Coverage Of Civil Rights Act Anniversary A Little Politically And 'LBJ-Heavy'

From this Friday's PBS Newshour, overpaid Republican turd-polisher, New York Times columnist and white supremacist Charles Murray fan, David Brooks, was asked to weigh in on the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. To no one's...Show More Summary

Libertarian Charles Murray: The welfare state has denuded our civic culture

America’s social welfare system has denuded the civic culture that immigrants to America helped shape. That’s according to libertarian economist Charles Murray, who thinks the guaranteed basic income can restore that culture. Editor’s...Show More Summary

Charles Murray Stands By His Claim That There Have Been No Significant Female Philosophers  

Charles Murray, author of The Bell Curve, Coming Apart: The State of White America, and a "white nationalist" according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, has been in the news lately because Republican politicians like Greg Abbott,Show More Summary

Adviser To Texas GOP In Governor’s Race: ‘No Woman Has Been A Significant Original Thinker’

Adviser to Texas Republican Greg Abbott: “No woman has been a significant original thinker” (via FreakOutNation) An adviser for Greg Abbott, Charles Murray, is a controversial libertarian thinker who believes women’s brains are smaller than men’s and now he has doubled down on his anti-female rhetoric. He also suggested that “women have played a proportionally… […]

Tramp stamps, racism and “icky” pronouns: 8 new life tips from “Bell Curve” author Charles Murray

If you had to defend this idiocy, you might abruptly cancel an interview with Salon at the last minute, too!

The Ghetto of Talent

(April 7, 2014 12:24 AM, by Bryan Caplan) Charles Murray has recently come under attack for the position he staked out in Human Accomplishment on gender and achievement. He's ably defended himself by pointing out what he actually wrote. In the process, though, I remembered my favorite part... (0 COMMENTS)

5 Bits Of Career Advice From Charles Murray and Sheryl Sandberg

Two career gurus from opposite ends of the sunny-spectrum give great career advice--for any life stage. Charles Murray and Sheryl Sandberg are very different people. He's a self-described "ill-tempered old man," and is best known for...Show More Summary

The Three Personal Habits that Make or Break a Relationship

Relationships are tough no matter how similar you are to your partner, but author Charles Murray points out that personal habits you find objectionable are often the biggest deal breakers. These habits tend to boil down to three main categories. Read more...

ADVICE FOR A HAPPY LIFE, from Charles Murray. One piece of advice is to consider marrying early: …

ADVICE FOR A HAPPY LIFE, from Charles Murray. One piece of advice is to consider marrying early: The age of marriage for college graduates has been increasing for decades, and this cultural shift has been a good thing. Many 22-year-olds are saved from bad marriages because they go into relationships at that age assuming that [...]

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More on Ryan and Murray

At Slate Dave Weigel picks up and gently critiques my post below on Paul Ryan, being misunderstood on race and relying on the work of Charles Murray. The gist of my argument was that it is easy to be 'misunderstood' when you use racially...Show More Summary

Paul Ryan Says Poverty Is Because Of Lazy ‘Inner City’ Men, Cites ‘White Nationalist’

Paul Ryan is trying to sell his poverty agenda, but feels the real problem is lazy “inner city” men. And he quotes the work of Charles Murray, who believes blacks are less intelligent that whites. Ryan spoke with Bill Bennett. “We have got this tailspin of culture, in our inner cities in particular, of men […]

The Curmudgeon’s Guide to Getting Ahead

That is the new forthcoming Charles Murray book and the subtitle is Dos and Don’ts of Right Behavior, Tough Thinking, Clear Writing, and Living a Good Life. Murray by the way just published a review of Average is Over in the latest Claremont Review of Books which I enjoyed very much.  It is not yet […]

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