There is an article at the Atlantic citing a study on how self-selection among the affluent for marriage has increased inequality by 25%. Since progressives despise rising inequality and applying the logic they have used in other areas, the following approaches could be used to stem this tide.
- Ban women from attending college.
- Only permit unmarried women to work.
- The Federal government will arrange your marriage and to keep it fair, it will disregard, age, gender, religion or sexual orientation.
- You can marry whom you want but if you marry someone also affluent you will be taxed at a higher rate for the duration of the marriage.
Changing culture to rectify perceived wrongs will always spawn adverse consequences. Culture in simplistic terms is like a fluid filled bag; push too hard inside on one wall the other side collapses. But unlike the fluid filled bag, it’s not a simple cause and effect. The collapse may take generations to occur and it may happen in areas you didn’t expect.