Will today’s young men marry? America’s future depends which of these answers is right.

Summary: In Will young men break America’s family structure? I asked a question which the comments suggest was too disturbing for many readers. Will most of today's young men marry, as did previous generations? If not, our society will drastically change. Here are the answers readers gave. Will the young men now in high school and … Continue reading Will today’s young men marry? America’s future depends which of these answers is right.

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Will young men break America’s family structure?

Summary:  Changes in gender relations are among the most powerful forces reshaping America.  Team Trump is the most conservative administration since before the New Deal, but they are powerless to turn this clock back. Below you will see a vision of how our society will change in the decade or so. Contents The new life … Continue reading Will young men break America’s family structure?

Why men are avoiding work and marriage

Summary: The previous post described how men are abandoning the rat race and dropping out of the full-time work force. The usual explanations (given without asking them) are that they're pawns of economic and social forces, or neurotic Peter Pans that refuse to grow up. While satisfying to Left and Right and partially correct, these … Continue reading Why men are avoiding work and marriage

“Castle” shows a future of strong women & weak men. As for marriage…

Summary: The TV show "Castle" gives us a mirror in which we can see ourselves, our hopes and fears -- skillfully constructed by the best producers, actors, and technicians in Hollywood. Among other things it shows us a vision of the changing nature of relations between men and women -- and its effects on marriage. … Continue reading “Castle” shows a future of strong women & weak men. As for marriage…

When marriage disappears: rising inequality as the threat to the family

Summary:  This post looks at the disintegration of the family, another example of America's regression as we quietly surrendering generations of gains. The America we loved -- relatively classless, with a big middle class, low inequality and high social mobility -- dies a little every day. The evidence lies before us, obvious in the news … Continue reading When marriage disappears: rising inequality as the threat to the family

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?

Taylor Swift shows us love in the 21st century

Summary: We spend too much time seeing the world as abstractions. As polls, statistics, satellite photos, arrows on maps -- dry and lifeless data. Here we also show culture in motion by our popular art. It gives us a living mirror to see who we are in real time. Today Taylor Swift explains how women … Continue reading Taylor Swift shows us love in the 21st century