In Coming Apart
, Charles Murray argues that the fundamental problem is cultural inequality, not income inequality. The top and bottom of America increasingly inhabit different cultures, with a new upper class living in enclaves surrounded by their own kind, ignorant of life in mainstream America, and a new lower class suffering from erosions of family and community life that strike at the heart of the pursuit of happiness. This divergence over the last half century puts the success of the American project at risk.
Join the Illinois Policy Institute on August 1st, as we host a luncheon in Rockford with Sen. Dave Syverson (R-Rockford), and a cocktail hour in Chicago. Dr. Murray will discuss this divergence and his assessment of the national debate that Coming Apart
: Wednesday, August 1, 2012Time
: 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.Location
: Cliffbreakers, 700 West Riverside Blvd. Rockford, IL 61103Cost
: Wednesday, August 1, 2012
: 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
: The Library, 190 S. LaSalle Street Chicago, IL 60603