June 29, 2020
Who's the Real Party of the Rich?
Charles Murray's Coming Apart documents the growing alienation among adults with differing levels of formal education. This lack of connectedness has grown in tandem with government expansion to generate a de facto ruling class that is profoundly out of touch with small-town America. In this interview, Murray explains how some Americans are chafing under this recent development: [A]gain and again you've had people who were experts who were advocating and passing policies that ordinary people looked at and said, "This is absolutely nuts." ... Another problem with the experts — and I think that this gets to a lot of the visceral anger that people have — is that the experts have been recommending policies for other people for which they do not have to bear the consequences. People in the managerial class are unaware of these consequences because they rely on bogus studies legitimized by a...(Read Full Article)