Reading List: Charles Murray

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The Atlantic is asking political observers of all stripes -- operatives, journalists, scholars -- what they're reading this campaign season. Here's one answer. 

Charles Murray is a libertarian political scientist. His 1984 book Losing Ground argued that welfare only exacerbated socioeconomic inequality, and is credited with providing the impetus for welfare reform in the 1990s. His later bestseller The Bell Curve controversially linked genetic factors, intelligence, and class, provoking fierce debate. Murray is currently the W.H. Brady Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute.

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