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January 03, 2007

The Glenn and Helen Show: Kay Hymowitz on Marriage and Caste in America

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Does marriage still matter? We talk to the Manhattan Institute's Kay Hymowitz about her book, Marriage and Caste in America: Separate and Unequal Families in a Post-Marital Age. Hymowitz talks about the role of marriage in childrearing, wealth accumulation, and more -- and how the unequal popularity of marriage is making the rich richer and the poor poorer. It's interesting stuff, though I remain unpersuaded that gay marriage is any threat, and remain unclear on how that fits with the rest of her analysis.

You can listen directly -- no downloads needed -- by going here and clicking on the gray Flash player. You can download the file by clicking right here, or you can get a lo-fi version suitable for dialup, cellphones, etc. by going here and selecting lo-fi. A free iTunes subscription -- the best way to go -- is available by clicking here.

This podcast is sponsored by Volvo Motors at volvocars.us.

Music is by The Have Nots.

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