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 author of several books, including his most recent, Coming Apart, which describes an unprecedented divergence in American social? classes over the last half century. He is the W.H. Brady Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. Murray first came to national attention in 1984 with Losing Ground, which has been credited as the intellectual foundation for the Welfare Reform Act of 1996. In 1994, The Bell Curve, coauthored with Richard J. Herrnstein, sparked heated controversy for its analysis of the role of IQ in shaping America’s class structure. Murray’s other books include In Pursuit, What It Means to Be a Libertarian, Human Accomplishment, In Our Hands, and Real Education.
Robert Saldich is the Chair of the Board of Governors at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco, CA.