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Political Scientist and Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
Collapse of the Welfare State and the European Social Model
Peter Gonda, the Conservative Institute chief economist
Charles Murray: CEQLS Lecture for the Conservative Institute, Bratislava, May 18, 2010
Charles Murray: Discussion after the CEQLS Lecture, Bratislava, May 18, 2010
About Charles Murray
Charles Murray is a political scientist, author and the resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, where he now holds the W. H. Brady Chair in Culture and Freedom. He was raised in Newton, Iowa, graduated from Harvard College in 1965, and received his Ph.D. in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1974.
He is considered one of the most influential American thinkers in welfare policy. He received the Irving Kristol Award in 2009 which recognizes individuals who have made extraordinary intellectual or practical contributions to improved government policy or social welfare.
Charles Murray first came to national attention in 1984 with the publication of Losing Ground: American Social Policy 1950–1980 (Basic Books, 1984), which has been credited as the intellectual foundation for the US Welfare Reform Act of 1996. His 1994 New York Times bestseller, The Bell Curve (Free Press, 1994), coauthored with the late Richard J. Herrnstein, sparked heated controversy for its analysis of the role of IQ in shaping America’s class structure. Charles Murray reveals in his further book In Our Hands: A Plan to Replace the Welfare State (2006) the ineffectiveness of government redistribution plans and offers a radical new approach to social policy. His latest book, Real Education: Four Simple Truths for Bringing America's Schools Back to Reality (Crown Forum, 2008), provides a framework for rethinking what parents should demand from an educational system.
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