- AEI scholar since 1990
- Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, 1982-90
- Research Scientist, American Institutes for Research, 1969-1970, 1974-1981
- Peace Corps Volunteer and US-AID contractor in Thailand, 1965-69
Wealthy kids enjoy the many benefits of stable families who invest in their development, whereas poor and working-class kids increasingly navigate broken families, the absence of adult role models, and fewer opportunities for well-paying jobs. During this event, panelists discuss whether this snapshot is correct and what to do about it.
According to AEI scholar, acclaimed social scientist, and bestselling author Murray, American liberty is under assault. The federal government has unilaterally decided that it can and should tell us how to live our lives. If we object, it threatens, “Fight this, and we’ll ruin you.” How can we overcome regulatory tyranny and live free once again?
A discussion on the state of the American experiment and the need for civil disobedience, the topic of Dr. Murray’s new book, “By the People: Rebuilding Liberty Without Permission.”
Charles Murray sits down with AEI’s Jonah Goldberg to discuss the future of the American project and his provocative new book, “By the People: Rebuilding Liberty Without Permission.”
The federal government has unilaterally decided that it can and should tell us how to live our lives. If we object, it threatens, “Fight this, and we’ll ruin you.”
Carlos Lozada reviews Charles Murray’s “By the People: Rebuilding Liberty Without Permission” for the Washington Post Book Party.
Too many government regulations today are pointless and prevent us from doing our jobs as well as we could, writes Charles Murray. His modest proposal: ignore them.
It began as an ordinary piece of fan mail, thanking me for writing a book I published a few years ago (“Coming Apart”) and expressing the writer’s shared concern with the loss of seemliness in American life. And then the ordinary suddenly became extraordinary: “I write to give you my personal perspective on why CEOs make so much money as you describe in ‘Coming Apart.'”
The federal government has in many respects become destructive of our unalienable rights. While not proposing revolution, I am proposing a declaration of limited resistance to the existing government.
The American way of life, built on individual liberty and limited government, is on life support, but “By the People” argues that though the efforts of ordinary Americans, it can flourish once again.