At the top of the social order is a positive feedback loop, with kids raised in stable, high-investment, and relatively affluent homes going to college, finding similar mates, and raising their own children in stable, high-investment, and relatively affluent homes. At the bottom is a negative feedback loop, with kids raised by single mothers in unstable, low-investment homes finding themselves unable to adapt to today’s economy and going on to create more unstable, single-mother homes.That despite all the best efforts of the diversity establishment to celebrate differences, let alone to mau-mau anyone who points out those deficient life management skills as victim-blamers.
Not only do we have more poverty, inequality, and immobility; we have the makings of a caste society, with an inherited elite and an entrenched proletariat. That’s not an America that anyone finds very attractive.
Kay Hymowitz of City Journal considers what happens when people who ought to know better decide not to bother with the consequences of bad life-management skills.