Monday, April 6, 2015

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.  


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