The fertility rate in the US is at record lows. What difference does it make? Why should we care?
A child is a hope for the future. Having a child shows the confidence in a future in which one can support, nurture and raise a child. A full two-thirds of young Americans expect that they will never have that future. They fear...READ MORE
Americans are far too often miserable. If we want to discover why people are upset, anxious, panicked and depressed, we have to see what is happening in their lives that agonizes them. When people are depressed they...READ MORE
In a dying empire hope atrophies and dies. Our empire is dying. The US has not outright won a war since world War two. Some of the symptoms of our empire’s dying are mass shootings...READ MORE
The US white family was based on a kind of household feudalism where Women produced useful unpaid work in cooking cleaning, social outreach, emotional labor and child rearing. White males earned “family wages” that could support dependent women and children. Those wages are no longer given. Capitalists have replaced them with...READ MORE
American men are in trouble. The male sex role crushes tenderness and sensitivity in little boys. The only emotion they are freely allowed is anger. Often the expression of their emotional need and vulnerability can only be expressed to their sex partners. Partially, because sex is the only...READ MORE