A few shocking facts on income inequality!

| January 13 2014
Christopher Cook

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.