NILFs: Men At Work

Men Without Work: America’s Invisible Crisis by Nicholas Eberstadt Templeton Press, 2016, 205 pages, US$12.95 ___________________________________ This is a smart, unsettling, fact-packed book. Its message is sobering. Beware of letting prime working-age males fall out of the workforce into gloomy pension-feathered indolence. America has done it. The consequences are disconcerting to say the least. Eberstadt begins by noting something basic, so basic in fact that it looms over everything else in the book. Put simply, America is a wealth-generating machine. Yet no longer is it a wage-work-producing leviathan. Wealth creation and job creation have parted company. That is the most…

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