Two Related, Quick Thoughts on a Saturday Morning

Warning: insights of one who has a hammer, pointing out nails.  But still.

First: Black-on-black violence.  Specifically, black-male-on-black-male violence.  Can a substantial portion of this be attributed to the decline of sexual regulation (marriage), fostering a more, err, meritocratic, winner-take-all system?  The free market incentivizes work; does a sexual free-for-all incentivize violence?

Second: White-on-white business predation, or, the technology startup sector.*  Can a substantial portion of this be attributed to the decline of sexual regulation (marriage), fostering a more, err, meritocratic, winner-take-all system?  These guys could all have been engineers for BigCo.

The broader question being: does the decline of marriage cause riskier behavior in young men?

*Don’t think I’m trying to paint a “black dudes kill each other, white guys invent Facebook” picture.  Or perhaps I am, that’s the point.  Facebook ain’t technology, folks.  Ditto for Color, Clinkle, etc.

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2 comments on “Two Related, Quick Thoughts on a Saturday Morning

  1. Yes, and it’s due to lack of fathers. Specifically, being able to eject fathers out of marriages, AND the destigmatization of pregnancy out of wedlock.

    Fatherlessness = increased rate of violence, lower age of loss of virginity, teen pregnancy, lower HS graduation, lower college, increased depression, increased suicide, and all other types of social and psychological maladies..

  2. As the marriage market has declined, it has made things much harder for men. The choices are compete more aggressively, or drop out. So yes in both cases.

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