Charles Murray, a decorated author, political scientist and libertarian, will present “Taking Happiness Seriously” as a part of Earlham College’s Artist and Lecture Series on Wednesday.
Murray feels that the American government regulates to a point that it takes away the people’s ability to be happy.
His lectures and work have heavily discussed happiness, starting with his 1989 book “In Pursuit: Of Happiness and Good Government.”
Murray became nationally known after publishing “Losing Ground: American Social Policy 1950-1980,” which was credited as the foundation for the Welfare Reform Act of 1996.
After the lecture, there will be a reception in the Richmond Room in the Landrum Bolling Center.
• When: 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 23
• Where: Goddard Auditorium, Carpenter Hall, Earlham College, 801 National Road W., Richmond
• Cost: Free
• Info: (765) 983-1373
• Sponsors: Office of the President, Holiday Inn