Monday, February 6, 2012

Charles Murray’s Daring Move

Murray has a new book out, Coming ApartThe State of White America, 1960-2010, that argues that the top fifth of the (white) income distribution excels on merit and virtue, while the bottom 30% is mired in a dysfunctional, dead-end culture.  Thus the income divide is just a symptom of the real cause, the widening virtue gap.

It takes guts to go out on a limb like this, doesn’t it?  Imagine trying to convince the upper middle class that they are morally superior: do you think he will be able to drum up any sales?

1 comment:

Sandwichman said...

Jeez, I'd buy the book except that I'm satisfied with my current brand -- Purex 2-ply.