Charles Murray stuff...
"If the heritability of IQ were 0.5 and the degree of assortation in mating, m, were 0.2 (both reasonable, if only ballpark estimates), and if the genetic inheritance of IQ were the only mechanism accounting for intergenerational income transmission, then the intergenerational correlation of lifetime incomes would be 0.01..." (see Bowles and Gintis (2002)). That is only two percent the observed intergenerational correlation—49/50 of the intergenerational transmission of status in America comes from other causes...
Samuel Bowles and Herbert Gintis: The Inheritance of Inequality http://www.umass.edu/preferen/gintis/intergen.pdf
Three Conservatives on Why Charles Murray's Ideas Are Bankupt in the Academic Intellectual Marketplace https://www.bradford-delong.com/2018/06/three-conservatives-on-why-charles-murrays-ideas-are-bankupt-in-the-academic-intellectual-marketplace.html
- Thoms Sowell https://web.archive.org/web/20010210172846/http://www.mugu.com/cgi-bin/Upstream/Issues/bell-curve/sowell.html
- Glenn Loury https://www.samtiden.com/tbc/las_artikel.php?id=49
- Jim Heckman https://reason.com/archives/1995/03/01/cracked-bell/2
Sandy Jencks: How Poor Are the Poor?": Review of: by Charles Murray: Losing Ground: American Social Policy, 1950–1980 https://www.nybooks.com/articles/1985/05/09/how-poor-are-the-poor
Jason de Parle "While there is much to admire about the industry and inquisitiveness of Murray’s teen-age years, there is at least one adventure that he understandably deletes from the story—the night he helped his friends burn a cross. They had formed a kind of good guys’ gang, 'the Mallows', whose very name, from marshmallows, was a play on their own softness. In the fall of 1960, during their senior year, they nailed some scrap wood into a cross, adorned it with fireworks and set it ablaze on a hill beside the police station, with marshmallows scattered as a calling card. [Denny] Rutledge recalls his astonishment the next day when the talk turned to racial persecution in a town with two black families.'There wouldn’t have been a racist thought in our simple-minded minds', he says. 'That’s how unaware we were'. A long pause follows when Murray is reminded of the event. 'Incredibly, incredibly dumb', he says. 'But it never crossed our minds that this had any larger significance. And I look back on that and say, "How on earth could we be so oblivious?" I guess it says something about that day and age that it didn’t cross our minds'..." Daring Research or 'Social Science Pornography'?: Charles Murray https://www.nytimes.com/1994/10/09/magazine/daring-research-or-social-science-pornography-charles-murray.html
- Philip N. Cohen: About Charles Murray: Is a White Man’s Cross Burning as Disqualifying as Blackface? https://familyinequality.wordpress.com/2019/02/11/about-charles-murray-is-a-white-mans-cross-burning-as-disqualifying-as-blackface/
Jonathan Gruber: "Charles Murray took the economic concept of moral hazard–the concept that if you reward people for bad behaviour then they behave badly–and turned it into prose. Reading the book moved me a notch to the right. It posed a challenge to liberals–to get more rigorous in our analysis. It showed the simple facts didn’t look so good for us and that we needed to address questions like, 'Is welfare causing women to become single mothers?' Murray really challenged the way I thought. It turned out his facts were largely wrong, so it’s really more a book to read for an example of how someone can shift the debate with potent use of clear arguments... https://www.bradford-delong.com/2012/02/jonathan-gruber-on-romneycare-and-charles-murray.html
James Heckman: es, Charles, Poverty Can Be Fought Via Early Childhood Programs https://www.bradford-delong.com/2012/12/james-heckman-yes-charles-poverty-can-be-fought-via-early-childhood-programs.html "Charles Murray mischaracterizes the quality of the evidence on the effectiveness of early childhood programs. In doing so he suggests that my evidence is highly selective. The effects reported for the programs I discuss survive batteries of rigorous testing procedures. They are conducted by independent analysts who did not perform or design the original experiments. The fact that samples are small works against finding any effects for the programs, much less the statistically significant and substantial effects that have been found. Murray questions whether any early childhood interventions can be effective because while some have worked, others have failed. His methodological stance is peculiar. In evaluating drugs to control blood pressure, we do not dwell on the failures except to learn from them...
Charles Murray (2010): I’ve been marooned in Paris the last three days, waiting for a plane home after the snowstorm mess ('Poor Charles', you’re all saying). Last night, having been struck by how polyglot Paris has become, I collected data as I walked along, counting people who looked like native French (which probably added in a few Brits and other Europeans) versus everyone else. I can’t vouch for the representativeness of the sample, but at about eight o’clock last night in the St. Denis area of Paris, it worked out to about 50-50, with the non-native French half consisting, in order of proportion, of African blacks, Middle-Eastern types, and East Asians. And on December 22, I don’t think a lot of them were tourists. Mark Steyn and Christopher Caldwell have already explained this to the rest of the world—Europe as we have known it is about to disappear—but it was still a shock to see how rapid the change has been in just the last half-dozen years... https://www.bradford-delong.com/2010/01/stupidest-thinktank-alive-the-american-enterprise-institute.html
@charlesmurray: If you are drunk or high, to what degree can you say you are a victim when something bad happens to you? A question to take seriously.
@jonathanshainin: "Most people know me as a famous racist, but you might also enjoy my work promoting rape culture."
@mumbly_joe: @delong If you're black and in the same town as @charlesmurray after sunset, isn't it also sort of YOUR fault what happens next? Super-srs Q
@BellCV: @delong @charlesmurray When a person is impaired does he lose his property rights? No, we hold that dear. Shd bodies receive less protection?
@StephenFrug: @delong @charlesmurray And for "like women" read "have an ounce of decency"
@nicasaurus: @delong @charlesmurray What if U R in a coma?
@huzzahmpls: Everything you wanted to know about Charles Murray but were afraid to ask ($289 on lunch!) http://t.co/WPVFajgCWt
@delong: .@charlesmurray If UR without yr mesnie of 25 armed cap-a-pie, can U say UR a victim when bad things happen? Serious question!
@delong: .@charlesmurray those of us men who actually like women want women to feel as though anyplace we R is a safe space for them
@arosaen: So much for collegiality among public intellectuals-->"@delong: .@charlesmurray cross-burning thug…" @delong: .@arosaen "cross-burning thug" is just descriptive, not evaluative... @charlesmurray