Wilcox on Putnam's Murray-esque book
Bradford Wilcox's WSJ review of Robert Putnam's Murray-esque book on the growth in social, cultural, marital/family, and economic differences-- by class-- over the last 50 years or so. (Putnam is most famous for his work, "Bowling Alone".)
Wilcox is appreciative of another voice on this, but argues that Putnam under-emphasizes the role of welfare policy and social change.
For my review of Murray's Coming Apart, connecting it to Harrington's classic/seminal book, click here.