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Murray, Charles A.

Overview
Works: 155 works in 572 publications in 4 languages and 22,973 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Cross-cultural studies 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Speaker, Redactor, Creator, Director, Other
Classifications: BF431, 305.9082
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Charles A Murray
The bell curve : intelligence and class structure in American life by Richard J Herrnstein( Book )

41 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 4,162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the view that low intelligence is the cause of many of America's social problems
Coming apart : the state of white America, 1960-2010 by Charles A Murray( Book )

24 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This critique of the white American class structure argues that the paths of social mobility that once advanced the nation are now serving to further isolate an elite upper class while enforcing a growing and resentful white underclass. In this book the author explores the formation of American classes that are different in kind from anything we have ever known, focusing on whites as a way of driving home the fact that the trends he describes do not break along lines of race or ethnicity. The book demonstrates that a new upper class and a new lower class have diverged so far in core behaviors and values that they barely recognize their underlying American kinship, a divergence that has nothing to do with income inequality and that has grown during good economic times and bad. The top and bottom of white America increasingly live in different cultures, the author argues, with the powerful upper class living in enclaves surrounded by their own kind, ignorant about life in mainstream America, and the lower class suffering from erosions of family and community life that strike at the heart of the pursuit of happiness. This divergence puts the success of the American project at risk
Losing ground : American social policy, 1950-1980 by Charles A Murray( Book )

35 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This outspoken and explosive book argues that the ambitious social programs of the Great Society to help the poor and disadvantaged not only did not accomplish what they set out to do but often made things worse
In pursuit : of happiness and good government by Charles A Murray( Book )

31 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 1,889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Measuring success in social policy -- Coming to terms with happiness -- Enabling conditions and thresholds -- Material resources -- Safety -- Dignity, self-esteem, and self-respect -- Enjoyment, self-actualization, and intrinsic rewards -- Policy and an idea of man -- Asking a new question, getting new answers: evaluating results -- Asking a new question, getting new answers: designing solutions -- Searching for solutions that work: changing the metaphor -- Little platoons -- "To close the circle of our felicities
Real education : four simple truths for bringing America's schools back to reality by Charles A Murray( Book )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The controversial author of "The Bell Curve" returns with a groundbreaking manifesto to transform American education. He presents the four simple truths that parents and educators should confront to precipitate change--that ability varies, that half of the children are below average, that too many people are going to college, and that America's future depends on how we educate the academically gifted. Real Education describes the technological and economic trends that are creating options for parents who want the right education for their children, teachers who want to be free to teach again, and young people who want to find something they love doing and learn how to do it well
Apollo, the race to the moon by Charles A Murray( Book )

12 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in English and held by 1,351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes how a group of men and women accomplished the feat of landing men on the moon and returning them to earth
Human accomplishment : the pursuit of excellence in the arts and sciences, 800 B.C. to 1950 by Charles A Murray( Book )

21 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 1,266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The heart of Human Accomplishment is a series of descriptive chapters: on the giants in the arts and what sets them apart from the merely great; on the differences between great achievement in the arts and in the sciences; on the meta-inventions, 14 crucial leaps in human capacity to create great art and science; and on the patterns and trajectories of accomplishment across time and geography." "Straightforwardly and undogmatically, Charles Murray takes on some controversial questions: Why has accomplishment been so concentrated in Europe? Among men? Since 1400? He presents evidence that the rate of great accomplishment has been declining in the last century, asks what it means, and offers a rich framework for thinking about the conditions under which the human spirit has expressed itself most gloriously."--Jacket
What it means to be a libertarian : a personal interpretation by Charles A Murray( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The twin pillars of the nation created by America's Founders were strict limits on the power of central government and strict protections of individual rights. Now, at the close of the twentieth century, that state is gone - and Charles Murray wants to bring it back. In What It Means to Be a Libertarian, he offers a radical blueprint for overhauling our dysfunctional government and replacing it with a system that fosters human happiness because it safeguards human freedom. In this very personal book, Charles Murray paints a vivid portrait of life in a genuinely free society. He explains why limited government would lead to greater individual fulfillment, more vital communities, and a richer culture. He shows why such a society would have stronger families, fewer poor people, and would care for the less fortunate far better than does the society we have now
In our hands : a plan to replace the welfare state by Charles A Murray( Book )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book reveals the ineffectiveness of government redistribution plans and offers a radical new approach to social policy
By the people : rebuilding liberty without permission by Charles A Murray( Book )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American way of life, built on individual liberty and limited government, is on life support. American freedom is being gutted. Whether we are trying to run a business, practice a vocation, raise our families, cooperate with our neighbors, or follow our religious beliefs, we run afoul of the government--not because we are doing anything wrong but because the government has decided it knows better. When we object, that government can and does tell us, "Try to fight this, and we'll ruin you." In this provocative book, acclaimed social scientist and bestselling author Charles Murray shows us why we can no longer hope to roll back the power of the federal government through the normal political process. The Constitution is broken in ways that cannot be fixed even by a sympathetic Supreme Court. Our legal system is increasingly lawless, unmoored from traditional ideas of "the rule of law." The legislative process has become systemically corrupt no matter which party is in control. But there's good news beyond the Beltway. Technology is siphoning power from sclerotic government agencies and putting it in the hands of individuals and communities. The rediversification of American culture is making local freedom attractive to liberals as well as conservatives. People across the political spectrum are increasingly alienated from a regulatory state that nakedly serves its own interests rather than those of ordinary Americans. The even better news is that federal government has a fatal weakness: It can get away with its thousands of laws and regulations only if the overwhelming majority of Americans voluntarily comply with them. Murray describes how civil disobedience backstopped by legal defense funds can make large portions of the 180,000-page Federal Code of Regulations unenforceable, through a targeted program that identifies regulations that arbitrarily and capriciously tell us what to do. Americans have it within their power to make the federal government an insurable hazard like hurricanes and floods, leaving us once again free to live our lives as we see fit. By the People's hopeful message is that rebuilding our traditional freedoms does not require electing a right-thinking Congress or president, nor does it require five right-thinking justices on the Supreme Court. It can be done by we the people, using America's unique civil society to put government back in its proper box
The curmudgeon's guide to getting ahead : dos and don'ts of right behavior, tough thinking, clear writing, and living a good life by Charles A Murray( Book )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"N the bestselling tradition of Eats, Shoot and Leaves, a gently curmudgeonly but invaluable guide to the dos and don'ts of the workplace. Bestselling social historian Charles Murray has written a delightfully fussy -- and entertaining -- book on the hidden rules of the road in the workplace, and in life, from the standpoint of an admonishing, but encouraging, workplace grouch and taskmaster. Why the curmudgeon? The fact is, most older, more senior people over us in the workplace are closet curmudgeons. In today's politically correct world, they may hide their displeasure over your misuse of grammar, or your overly familiar use of their first name without an express invitation. But don't be fooled by their pleasant demeanor. Underneath, they are judging and evaluating your every move and utterance. And in most cases, if you want to advance in your career, it is their approval that you need to win. In the course of this pithy and powerful book, Murray tells us the proper etiquette for email, how to stop using such overused and fuzzy phrases as "reaching out" and "sharing", his thoughts on piercings and tattoos and proper dress, the importance of rigor in language and good writing, why being judgmental is good, and other curmudgeonly pieces of wisdom and advice. He suggests how to stand out at work (work long hours when you are young and unencumbered by family and other obligations), when to use strong language and when to avoid it, and offers a bare-bones usage primer on how to avoid confusing words like "advice" and "advise," which look or sound similar, but have distinct meanings"--
The link between learning disabilities and juvenile delinquency : current theory and knowledge by Charles A Murray( Book )

3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond probation : juvenile corrections and the chronic delinquent by Charles A Murray( Book )

9 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coming apart : the state of white America, 1960-2010 by Charles A Murray( Recording )

24 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A critique of the white American class structure argues that the paths of social mobility that once advanced the nation are now serving to further isolate an elite upper class while enforcing a growing and resentful white underclass
A behavioral study of rural modernization : social and economic change in Thai villages by Charles A Murray( Book )

11 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Income inequality and IQ by Charles A Murray( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The importance of intelligence quotient (iq) to income is analyzed using data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, a study that began in 1979 with 12,686 subjects. Data for this study go through the 1994 interview wave, so that the most recent income data is for 1993. Statistical techniques are used to separate the influence of iq from the influences of family background. The comparison of siblings who grew up in the same home, but who have different IQs shows that brighter siblings have more education and higher level occupations and are employed more of the time. The data are also used to explore the question of whether the elimination of poverty and ensuring that all children are born into intact families would decrease income inequality in succeeding generations. The analysis suggests that those of below-average intelligence would still earn less than their peers with higher IQs. It is concluded that policy analysts must stop avoiding the reality of human inequality. (Contains 17 tables and 17 endnotes.) (Sld)
The link between crime and the built environment : the current state of knowledge by Charles A Murray( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The link between learning disabilities and juvenile delinquency : current theory and knowledge by Charles A Murray( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The underclass revisited by Charles A Murray( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Murray examines the current state of the underclass, which he defines as the population cut off from mainstream American life not because they are poor, but because of their problematic relationships with productive work, family, crime and community. He examines statistics on three ‘markers’ of underclass status – illegitimacy, criminality, and the dropout rate from the labor force – for four checkpoints from 1954 to 1997, and concludes that even at a time when many general and social indicators appear encouraging, nothing really changed for the underclass. They have disappeared from the national radar screen because they have been simultaneously subsidized and walled off through a growing use of ‘custodial democracy’, but Murray questions the ability of the U.S. to retain its political and social culture in the presence of a permanent – and possibly growing – underclass
The national evaluation of the Pilot Cities Program : a team approach to improving local criminal justice systems by Charles A Murray( Book )

7 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The bell curve : intelligence and class structure in American life
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Losing ground : American social policy, 1950-1980Real education : four simple truths for bringing America's schools back to realityApollo, the race to the moonHuman accomplishment : the pursuit of excellence in the arts and sciences, 800 B.C. to 1950What it means to be a libertarian : a personal interpretationIn our hands : a plan to replace the welfare stateThe underclass revisited
Alternative Names
Charles A. Murray

Charles Murray Amerikaanse politieke wetenschapper en publicist

Charles Murray Politologue, essayiste et chroniqueur libertarien américain

Charles Murray scienziato politico statunitense

Charles Murray (statsvetare)

Charles Murray US-amerikanischer Politikwissenschaftler und Publizist

Murray, Charles.

Murray, Charles 1943-

Murray, Charles A.

Murray, Charles Anthony 1943-

Чарльз Мюррей політолог

Чарльз Мюррэй

تشارلز موراي

چارلز مورای

چارلز موری

ചാൾസ് മറി

머레이, 찰스 1943-

머레이, 찰스 A. 1943-

マレー, チャールズ

查爾斯·默里

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