Wednesday, May 28, 2014

A América Sem Futuro: Os Millennials

A couple of statistics suggest that many millennials will never outgrow their youthful leftism. One stat suggests that they are bequeathing a generation that will be even more in favor of big government than their own generation. According to Pew: Millennials lead all generations in the share of out-of-wedlock births. In 2012, 47% of births to women in the Millennial generation were non-marital, compared with 21% among older women. … In 1996, when Gen Xers were about the same age that Millennials were in 2012, just 35% of births to that generation’s mothers were outside of marriage (compared with 15% among older women in 1996). (...)Children who grow up in single parent homes tend to have higher rates of incarceration, higher rates of drug use, lower academic performance, lower overall income — greater overall dependence on government, in one way or another — than children in two-parent homes. They tend to produce less for the economy and cost more taxpayer dollars. Nearly half of millennials’ children are being born outside of marriage, and statistics compiled by the National Fatherhood Initiative tell us that most of them will never have a long-term two-parent family. Most will grow up without fathers living permanently in their homes with them. Fatherlessless breeds more obesity, poverty, greater rates of emotional problems, weaker physical health, and then more fatherlessness. All of that leads to bigger government — more law enforcement to deal with the increase in crime, more prison space, more dependence on social programs.This is the connection between social conservatism and economic conservatism. Stronger two-parent families just tend to need and want less government intervention in their lives.

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