|NJ, from Freedom Tower 2015-11|
“Why the West Isn’t Having Kids” or “Why the West isn’t having children and Why Elite Men are having all the Fun”, from the New Culture Forum Channel, May 19, 2021.
Petter Whittle interviews expectant married journalist Alexi Kaschuta, from her studio (zoomed onto a flatscreen) in Romania.
They discuss assortive mating, and whether that is inevitable and perpetuates wealth gaps among people. Well, of course it does. Heterosexual men want the most nubile women, and conversely would-be mothers would want the most economically resourceful future husbands. I remember all that from my own heterosexual dating in 1971 (it’s in my short story “Expedition” in the DADT III book). This is all basic George Gilder stuff from the 1986 book Men and Marriage. The problem was, conservatives assumed forced monogamy and fidelity thought that would help gradually redistribute wealth more fairy on its own, and it didn’t. As H Ross Perot said in 1992, “trickle down didn’t trickle”. But of course another problem is that people (like me) find cultural satisfaction by outflanking marriage altogether, which is one reason for the population demographics issue.