Sunday, July 15, 2012

Another (BIG) Reason For Optimism

The New York Times has a long, well-researched and thorough article today on the key to income inequality - marriage. Jason DeParle just kills it. He starts the article describing a friendship between two women who work at the same place.
But a friendship that evokes parity by day becomes a study of inequality at night and a testament to the way family structure deepens class divides. Ms. Faulkner is married and living on two paychecks, while Ms. Schairer is raising her children by herself. That gives the Faulkner family a profound advantage in income and nurturing time, and makes their children statistically more likely to finish college, find good jobs and form stable marriages.
Emphasis mine. Pardon me while I do an end zone dance.

Yes, YES, YES!

You CANNOT expect equivalent results with half the labor force and half the funds. It doesn't matter what you're producing - shoes, cars, children, whatever.

The New York Times, of all places, is now writing big budget articles about the biggest problem we face here in the US. After you read it and go through all the charts, graphs and numbers, you can't help but be convinced about what's going on. Jason, I love you!


Jeff Burton said...

Somehow, they're going to turn it into an argument for gay marriage.


here be the big kitty

K T Cat said...

OK, that was weird.