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A few shocking facts on income inequality!

Posted: January 13, 2014 at 9:38 am   /   by

There’s a magic bullet out there that could lift 7 out of 10 families out of poverty without spending a dime . . . and yet virtually no one is talking about it.

First, memorize these:

1. The poverty rate for single-parent families is approximately six times higher than two-parent families.

2. If all single mothers were to marry the fathers of their children, about two-thirds of them would drop out of poverty.

3. Approximately 70 percent of all poor families are single-parent families.

We have an instant fix for 70 % of all poverty in America. Marriage!

  • It doesn’t require any government spending.
  • It doesn’t require any taxes.
  • It doesn’t require any borrowing.
  • It doesn’t require any new entitlement programs.

It just requires one thing: Saying “I do.”

 

Yet another consequentialist (results-based) argument for a social position (support of marriage). Imagine that.

Christopher Cook
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Christopher Cook

Managing Editor at Western Free Press
Christopher Cook is a writer, editor, and political commentator. He is the president of Castleraine, Inc., a consulting firm providing a diverse array of services to corporate, public policy, and not-for-profit clients.

Ardently devoted to the cause of human freedom, he has worked at the confluence of politics, activism, and public policy for more than a decade. He co-wrote a ten-part series of video shorts on economics, and has film credits as a researcher on 11 political documentaries, including Citizens United's notorious film on Hillary Clinton that became the subject of a landmark Supreme Court decision. He is the founder of several activist endeavors, including AnyStreet.org (now a part of Western Free Press) and Liberatchik.com. He is currently the managing editor of and principal contributor to WesternFreePress.com.
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A few shocking facts on income inequality!