David Brooks and the "lazy men" myth
David Brooks, like so many other pundits, is spewing nonsense about American men not wanting to work anymore. Thankfully Dean Baker is here to straighten him out.
While it apparently makes folks like Brooks feel good to tell these sorts of morality tales about the failings of men today, it actually has nothing to do with reality. While fewer prime age men (ages 25-54) men are working today than in 2000, the share of prime age women has fallen by almost the same amount. Furthermore, the percent of prime age women working had been rising prior to 2000 and was projected to continue to rise by most economists.
For the entire article see: http://cepr.net/blogs/beat-the-press/yes-folks-david-brooks-is-making-up-his-own-facts-again
We can see that the elites are trying to divide us by gender just like they try to do with race and religion. I don’t think it is a coincidence that the gender wars in the media heated up again after the Great Recession. Also, Brooks and others like him are still pushing a “blame the victim” narrative on why American workers are so miserable. We have to fight these myths whenever they rear their ugly heads.Fasttense, Fuddnik, beltanefauve and 5 othersFanBoy, grouchomarxist, em77, zoolook67, Punxsutawney like this
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