In Our Hands: A Plan To Replace The Welfare State featuring Charles Murray and moderated by Robert Saldich
Charles Murray discusses his latest book on welfare reform at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco. In the book "In Our Hands," the author proposes that $10,000 of tax-free money be given to every adult over 21 each year under the condition that $3,000 of it goes to pay for health insurance and $2,000 be invested toward retirement. After the discussion, Mr. Murray answers questions from the audience.
Dr. Charles Murray
Charles Murray is the W. H. Brady Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. A political scientist, author, and libertarian, he came to national attention in 1984 with the publication of Losing Ground, which has been credited as the intellectual foundation for the Welfare Reform Act of 1996. His 1994 New York Times bestseller The Bell Curve, coauthored with the late Richard J. Herrnstein, sparked controversy for its analysis of the role of IQ in shaping America’s class structure. Murray’s other books include What It Means to Be a Libertarian, Human Accomplishment, In Our Hands, Real Education, and Coming Apart. His most recent book, By the People: Rebuilding Liberty Without Permission urges Americans to stem governmental overreach and use America’s unique civil society to put government back in its place.
Robert Saldich is the Chair of the Board of Governors at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco, CA.