Belmont and Fishtown: On diverging classes in the United States

Charles Murray The New Criterion January 2012 Using the fictional residents of the upscale Belmont and the grubbier Fishtown, Charles Murray, co-author of The Bell Curve and currently of the American Enterprise Institute, assembles statistics to demonstrate and then explicate the emergence of two distinct classes in the United States, classes which, for the first […]

Rising Class Tension

People, my own daughter for one, often asked “What do they want?” when the Occupy movement jumped into public awareness. A common perception, maybe a desire, spread by some unsympathetic media opinion-makers spread that because they lacked demands they lacked ideas, and lacking ideas they were bereft of value and so inconsequential. The more sympathetic, […]