Murray in 2013
Charles Alan Murray|
January 8, 1943
Newton, Iowa, U.S.
B.A. in history, Harvard College (1965)|
M.S. & Ph.D. in political science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1974)
Charles Alan Murray is an American 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.
Murray's most successful subsequent books have been Human Accomplishment: The Pursuit of Excellence in the Arts and Sciences, 800 B.C. to 1950 (2003) and Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960–2010 (2012). Over his career he has published dozens of books and articles. His work has drawn accusations of scientific racism.
- Charles Murray (political scientist) article from Wikipedia
- Charles Murray, Southern Poverty Law Center.
- Bradley Foundation Provided Financial Backing for The Bell Curve, SourceWatch.
This category has the following 2 subcategories, out of 2 total.
Pages in category "Charles Murray"
The following 31 pages are in this category, out of 31 total.
- The Bell Curve Flattened - 1997-01-18
- The Bell Curve isn't about science, it's about policy. And it's wrong. - 2018-04-10
- The Emperor Kenney's New Clothes - 2020-04-24
- The Real Problem with Charles Murray and "The Bell Curve" - 2017-04-12
- The Tainted Sources of 'The Bell Curve' - 1994-12-01
- The unwelcome revival of 'race science' - 2018-03-02
- The Voice of the 'Intellectual Dark Web' - 2018-11-11