2.12.16

WELCOME TO THE THIRD GENERATION OF THE SEXUAL REVOLUTION.

Maggie Gallagher, in National Review.  "Trump may seem to us to represent a decline in family values and sexual standards. But for many of our fellow Americans, mired in economic stagnation and sexual chaos, he represents an unattainable ideal, rather than a problem."  Plus a link to peer-reviewed social science.  "If there are dynamic complementarities between early and later investments in children, high-resource men and women may respond to rising returns to human capital by using marriage as a commitment device that supports childrearing as a joint investment project. The uncertain economic prospects of the less-educated may discourage them from doing so."  But the children growing up in those splintery less-educated households get less external support, in the form of bourgeois social norms, than they did back when the conventional wisdom was "the rich get richer and the poor get children."

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