Good post. Mark for later read.
Good article, though I have one disagreement with the author. Meade's "hoax" was one which was perpetrated on her...the informants in her study, the young girls, came from a culture which prized joking, and she failed to see that. Interviews with the girls years later found this to be the case. As for Freud, well, it's pretty obvious that man had problems, and Kinsey was probably just looking for new things to try out! Marx, while he made valuable insights into the conditions of the working class in factories at the time, was flawed in so many ways its not worth discussing.
Great post - very well researched.
In a relatively free modern economy, the primary causes of poverty are broken families and substance abuse.
The two parent family is the number one greatest bulwark against entrenched trans-generational poverty.
I just shared the basic premise of this article with the students in my high school class. They all understood - through the unfortunate methods of exposure and experience - that the premise was sound. Well, if I can save at least one person from a life from poverty, it's worth it.
This information isn't new. I read the same data in "The Index of Leading Cultural Indicators," which was written by Bill Bennett, in 1993.