January 21, 2014
MELANIE STURM: On masculinity and the War on Poverty. “That there are dramatically fewer men willing and able to safeguard family prosperity is perhaps America’s greatest — and most unrecognized — problem. . . . Women gained all 74,000 jobs added to payrolls in December, and among the world’s seven biggest economies, America is last in the share of ‘prime age’ males working — just behind Italy. Why isn’t widespread male workless-ness a priority for policymakers, given the massive economic, fiscal and social costs?”
Related: No Jobs For Burly Men. This is actually a place where Obama’s instincts were right, but he quickly caved to pressure from feminists.