Follow the trail from a growing plutocracy to decaying families

Summary:  The social and economic evolution of America will shape 21st century America. This post ties together our rising inequality, falling social mobility, crashing system of higher education, dropping labor force participation, and falling rate of family formation. Another generation of these trends and we'll have a New America. Time is not our friend.   … Continue reading Follow the trail from a growing plutocracy to decaying families

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Men are “going Galt”. Marriage is dying. Will society survive?

Summary: Gender roles are changing at a rate not seen since the invention of agriculture. Marriage, the institution most affected, must also change or wither away. Here are reports with facts about marriage today and speculation about their meaning. All we know is that the future of marriage will be different than what we think … Continue reading Men are “going Galt”. Marriage is dying. Will society survive?

All you need to know about Ayn Rand, savior of modern conservatism

Summary: Ayn Rand has become a hot intellectual property, whose wisdom many conservatives recommend guide our actions.  Here is the essence of her teaching. . Here are two columnists exchanging volleys about Rand. "Obama Needs AIG’s Liddy, Not Other Way Around", Caroline Baum, op-ed at Bloomberg, 19 March 2009 "Carol Baum: Welfare CEOs are Just Like John … Continue reading All you need to know about Ayn Rand, savior of modern conservatism