Books by Charles Murray
Apollo: the Race to the Moon
by Catherine Bly Cox & Charles Murray
Apollo: the Race to the Moon is "a superb account of how NASA managed a complex operation involving thousands of employees."
“Charles Murray took the economic concept of moral hazard – the concept that if you reward people for bad behaviour then they behave badly – and turned it into prose. Reading the book moved me a notch to the right. It posed a challenge to liberals – to get more rigorous in our analysis.” Read more...
The best books on Public Finance
Jonathan Gruber, Economist
What It Means to Be a Libertarian
by Charles Murray
‘Charles is very data driven. These are not the meanderings of some philosopher. Charles points out, and to me proves, for instance, that the welfare state produces the very misery that it was supposed to eliminate. I was drawn to this book because he tries to look beyond what works economically. When he writes about human happiness and about the end objectives of the way we try to organise society, I think he adds a lot. He’s talking about simple, clear, intelligible rules – a willingness to tolerate a lot of freedom going on within certain boundary lines or rules.’
Interviews where books by Charles Murray were recommended
The best books on How Libertarians Can Govern, recommended by Mitch Daniels
The Governor of Indiana promotes a new philosophy of libertarianism and selects the books that have influenced him most.
The best books on Public Finance, recommended by Jonathan Gruber
A key figure behind the Massachusetts and Obama healthcare reforms tells us about the purpose and uses of public finance economics, and explains how Romneycare and Obamacare are both different and alike.
David Frum recommends five Pioneering Conservative Books
The CNN columnist and former speechwriter for George W Bush, David Frum, recommends five conservative books that transformed the way we think about fundamental problems.
The best books on Space Exploration, recommended by Andrew Chaikin
Space historian Andrew Chaikin tells us about five books that capture the thrill and achievement of our venturing into the great beyond. He picks the best books on space exploration.