Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Why the Left Hates Marriage

Oct. 20, 2015 Washington Post:
According to new research, states with a high concentration of married couples experience faster economic growth, less child poverty and more economic mobility than states where fewer adults are married, even after controlling for a variety of economic and demographic factors. The study, from the conservative American Enterprise Institute and the Institute for Family Studies, also finds that the share of parents who are married in a state is a better predictor of that state's economic health than the racial composition and educational attainment of the state's residents.

It's impossible to say for certain, from the research, whether higher marriage levels drive economic strength, or whether strong economies drive higher marriage levels. But the researchers say there is strong evidence that the two factors reinforce each other. “There’s a reciprocal tie between strong families and strong economies," said W. Bradford Wilcox, a University of Virginia sociologist with ties to AEI and the Institute for Family Studies, who was the lead author on the report. "That tie goes in both directions. There’s a connection between what goes on in the home and what’s happening in the larger marketplace.”


  1. ????
    And so why does "the left" hate marriage?
    Does "the left" hate strong economies? Is that why the blue states are the richest states?
    And why, pray tell, would "the left" fight for the right to marry for gay couples and interracial couples, against the concerted opposition of "the right"?

  2. The Left hates marriage because a Communist named Antonio Gramsci taught that the cornerstone of Western society was the family, and the way to destroy the West was to destroy the family.

    He was right, and they listened and acted. We didn't.

  3. The left hares marriage, and all other personal and contractual obligations, because it continually seeks to abrogate all personal responsibility.

  4. Tano: The left supports gay marriage as a way to seek legitimacy for something they know is considered distasteful. Also, for the same reason Germany sought to counterfeit British pound notes and U.S. dollars during World War II.