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Marriage, finances, and governmental policies.

So says Fox News: “Marriage is a great anti-poverty program. So why does government discourage it?”marriage and finances


There’s a lot in this article, I’ll simple excerpt it and let you pour coffee and dig in yourself:

  • “According to the¬†Brookings Institution, the U.S. would have 25 percent less poverty today if we had the marriage rates we had in 1970 (79 percent of ¬†U.S. adults were married then, versus only 52 percent today). Cutting the poverty rate by a quarter would of course benefit individuals who escape poverty, and also benefit government and taxpayers by cutting the amount that needs to be spent on assistance to poor people.”

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2018/02/11/marriage-is-great-anti-poverty-program-so-why-does-government-discourage-it.html

More good reading:

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2018/02/20/no-time-magazine-marriage-is-not-science-its-mindset.html



 

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