SugarHouse Rules by Clark Whelton – City Journal

Coming Apart, Charles Murray’s much-discussed recent book on the widening cultural divide between the upper and lower classes in white America, has drawn criticism for failing to give proper attention to the role of reduced income in the collapse of community and family values in working-class neighborhoods. Murray answered his critics with a brief article demonstrating that, in 2010 dollars, typical income levels in white working-class America are higher now than in 1960. Therefore, explanations for worrisome changes—fewer marriages; more disability claims from men in their prime; nonmarital births approaching 50 percent—must lie elsewhere.

via SugarHouse Rules by Clark Whelton – City Journal.

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