First of all, Murray is and has been a long-time fanatical memerb of teh AEI whose foundng memebrs include Eli Lilly, General Mills, Bristol-Myers, Chemical Bank, Chrysler, and Paine Webber. All these companies have a vested interested in keeping the lid on social need and pay Murray for doing so. Other member of AEI inluce the geneocidal Paul Wolfowitz a true neo-conservatie fanatic who sisngle-handedly brought abouth the Bush invasion of Irag and Afghanistan and worked very hard to have Iran bombed by the USA. Newt Gingrich is also an executive memerb..need I say more. So the Murrya scheme goes like this do away with all social disbursements and have every follow the uper middle class model!. O yeah! The upper middle class mondel Murray referes to existsd in Georgetown, NYC, LA, SF and is composed of educated elitists. He references a "typical" neighborhood in Georgetwon: the person stattes he graduated from harvard. His neighbor is also a Harvard graduate and Yale law school. the otehr neighbor is a Princeton graduate. He goes on to say this is jsut a typical neighborhood!! Murray states the upper middle calss has not changed and is exemplary in their conservatism: stable, spiritual, values, etc. and very hard working: they live to work and they are very rpoductive whereas the europeans and the under-class he refers to just work to live or are bums. He is supported by the top 1% of all wage earners of which 0.25% contribute 80% to the policital elections. Amazing in itself. He never once raises the question of how we got to such an increase in the lower working class, lower class (teachers, technciians, etc., and middle class. But everyone should emualte the upper class from the elite colleges with backgrounds that are not even close to the classes he condemns for lazines, shiftlessness, non-productivity, out-of-wedlock babies, etc. So the problems with his work is the same old problem with his wokr. It is half finished. he never and has never provided rationale, discussion, reasons for the phenomenum he claims of the lower class, lower middle class and middle class. Is it due to alination? Is it due to a loss in confidence with the institutions, etc? He makes teh case for the corporations and conservative not to redistribute and avoid social responsibilities. he cites the "Tea Party". It is made up of older well-off people. It is an organization founded by the likes of the Koch brotehrs under the banner of American for Freedom. the memebrs of the Tea Party could be memebrs fo teh nazi party becasue they are so stupid they do not know how they are being used by the KOchs and coproations who fund that stupid organization. in the end we should all work and live like the people who live in Princeton. that includes truck drivers, mechanics, chemists, nurses, carpenters, sales people, and on. they shosuld all wokr 70-80 hours a week like the upper class he referneces, beacsue it is the upper class who has really discovered the secret of success!! He has never heard of the 40 hour week; unions, quality of work, etc. He wants us all to become slaves to the corporate-government-military complex and do away with all social programs and support of humanity. the richer the rich become the better the USA and world will be. Let everything alone and let it ride; free-wheeling capitalism in the driver's seat. he has no heart, no brains, no compassion, no honesty, no integrity and is without moral values and ethics. This book demonstrates his character once again. If you read the book or read Murray always ask yourself what is the conclusion and what is the reason for his statements and reasoning. He has little facts and no reasoning or causal analyses, ever. He cannot, because he is paid not to by his Grantors and the AEI. Think of it. We are all suppose tow ork 70-80 hours like the uppder class model. The people he refers to as the Underclass have hourly jobs. Their empoyers pay them by the hour and they pay them for 35-40 hours per week. The upper class are salaried. the book is fille with such jibberish and nonsensical stupidity demonstrating Murrays polarization from the America he is not familar with; outside of Princeton, Georgetown, NYC.