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Donald Trump vs. Family Values

In 2012, the midway point of the Obama era, the conservative thinker Charles Murray published a long lament of the experience of white America, titled “Coming Apart.” Murray, two decades earlier, had co-written the notorious book “The...Show More Summary

Charles Murray Set As Showrunner On Lee Daniels’ Fox Series ‘Star’ As Part Of Overall Deal With 20th Century Fox TV

Sons of Anarchy alum Charles Murray has signed an overall deal with 20th Century Fox TV, whose cable division Fox 21 TV Studios produced the gritty FX drama series. Under the pact, he will serve as executive producer and showrunner on...Show More Summary

Column: ‘Mainstream America’ doesn’t actually exist

Economist Gerald Jaynes takes issue with conservative scholar Charles Murray’s Bubble Quiz and his implied definition of “mainstream America.” Photo by Photo by Cpl. Jad Sleiman/DOD I once debated Charles Murray in Chicago. He was aShow More Summary

Morning News: Economy Not Growing Fast Enough, Mayor Murray Hates Bikes, Boehner Calls Ted Cruz "Lucifer in the flesh"

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by Charles Mudede SkyTrain in the suburbs of Vancouver, B.C.. Charles Mudede Vancouver's Evergreen Line Will Be in Service in 2017: SkyTrain, the second-longest urban rail system in the Pacific Northwest (it has 42 miles of track, Portland 60), is to complete a new line, Evergreen Line, early next year. Show More Summary

CHARLES MURRAY: Lessons from the Bubble Quiz, Part 1. Flashback: Do you live in a bubble? Take th…

CHARLES MURRAY: Lessons from the Bubble Quiz, Part 1. Flashback: Do you live in a bubble? Take the quiz, based on Charles Murray’s Coming Apart.

NR Danube Cruise Cabin Available

Our sold-out upcoming seven-night cruise on the Danube River (NR has chartered the AMA Sonata, and we have with us Jonah, Rich, Jay, Ramesh, JOS, Mona, Charles Murray, DPJ, and other NR stars aboard) sails from Budapest on May 9.  (It...Show More Summary

How two cities organized their elite enclaves

Photo by Gary Cameron/Reuters Editor’s Note: A few weeks ago, we asked you to take the bubble quiz, based on Charles Murray’s 2012 book, “Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010,” meant to test how well you know mainstream white American. Show More Summary

What Engineers Can Learn from the Maker Movement

Charles Murray in Design News: "The maker movement helps translate technology into products,” said Kipp Bradford, a prolific inventor, design engineer, and research scientist at MIT’s Media Lab. “It helps do that in ways that are funky, creative, ridiculous, absurd, stupid, and sometimes profoundly beneficial.”More here

The man who designed the bubble quiz also lives in a bubble

Despite his humble upbringing and latter-day immersion in mainstream America, Charles Murray, too, lives in a bubble. Photo by Jim Young/Reuters As readers and viewers flock to Charles Murray’s updated Do-You-Live-in-a-Bubble? quiz on...Show More Summary

Screwed

April 13, 2016 Posted by Jay Livingston Does anyone remember what Charles Murray said about Black political choices in his 1984 book Losing Ground – the part where he says that African Americans had been “screwed”? Call it “Jesse Jackson-ism” – the willingness of Blacks to support demagogues like Jackson and Louis Farrakhan. Show More Summary

How the new upper class perpetuates its status into the next generation

Charles Murray continues his exploration of the scores and ZIP codes from the bubble quiz in a third post. Photo by Randall Hill/Reuters Editor’s Note: A few weeks ago, we asked you to take the bubble quiz, based on Charles Murray’sShow More Summary

The Bubble Debate Continues

"If loving Waffle House is wrong, I don't want to be right." From the comments to the Althouse blog post on Charles Murray's "Are You in a Bubble?" quiz. How did you score? I got a 37.

"In his 2012 book Coming Apart, conservative writer Charles Murray argues that America’s upper class has fallen out of touch with mainstream (white) culture."

"Murray calls this insular group 'elites,' but a better term might be 'fancy people.'... To help people figure out if they were fancy or not, Murray devised a quiz in his book. Last month, PBS Newshour adapted his questions into an online...Show More Summary

The most out-of-touch places in America

In his 2012 book Coming Apart, conservative writer Charles Murray argues that America’s upper class has fallen out of touch with mainstream (white) culture. Murray calls this insular group “elites,” but a better term might be “fancy people.” Fancy people drink wine instead of cheap beer; they watch auteur shows like Mad Men or True Detective. […]

More on Living in the Bubble

[guest post by JVW] Our host started a lively discussion a couple weeks back with his post on Charles Murray’s “Do You Live in a Bubble” quiz. To provide the briefest of recaps: Murray created a 25 question quiz, the answers to which inform you whether or not you are insulated from what Murray defines […]

NEWS YOU CAN USE: Do you live in a bubble? Take the quiz, based on Charles Murray’s Coming Apart. …

NEWS YOU CAN USE: Do you live in a bubble? Take the quiz, based on Charles Murray’s Coming Apart. For what it’s worth, I got 44 out of 100, which is indicative of “A first-generation middle-class person with working-class parents and average television and movie going habits,” which sounds close enough, I guess. Although post-WWII, […]

Did you grow up in a bubble? These ZIP codes suggest you did

Do you recognize this New York City neighborhood? This is in the ZIP code that Charles Murray found to be the most insulated from mainstream white culture, according to participants who took our “bubble quiz.” Photo by Carlo AllegriReuters Editor’s...Show More Summary

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