[FoRK] New Benefits of Marriage Study Actually Hints at the Horrors of Middle Age

Stephen D. Williams sdw at lig.net
Fri Jan 23 09:49:20 PST 2015

Given the current mess, what move would you suggest?  Assume that one of your children doesn't get it, fails to develop into a 
competitive adult, then moves 2000 miles away, has children, and is struggling.  Besides subsidize him/her then, what could you 
cause to happen now that would help them and your grandchildren?  (Besides making a lot of money, since that doesn't generalize.)


On 1/23/15 9:37 AM, Gregory Alan Bolcer wrote:
> Don't generalize my argument with some other grand conclusion.  I am not saying any training/help.
> On 1/23/2015 9:22 AM, Stephen D. Williams wrote:
>> Not training them at all is less compassionate.
>> I agree with avoiding co-dependency.  The problem is that the general
>> gist of conservative argument is that any training / help is necessarily
>> co-dependent.  That seems like a poverty of imagination.  You can
>> engineer around such pitfalls if you are really trying to solve the
>> problem in a fully perceptive way.  The net result is the distinct
>> impression that conservatives don't want to solve the problem. We all
>> wonder if they like things the way they are and somehow feel they are
>> benefiting.

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