A common refrain in the Manosphere is that incentives matter. They absolutely do with respect to men, women, marriage, etc. Presently the incentives for marriage by men are often nil, but in the western world, men still have some incentive to at least work. Maybe not always super hard, but work all the same. Feminists have removed the incentive to marry, what if they remove the incentive to work?
A few years ago, while perusing a magazine, I read a story about tourist traveling through Kenya. She came upon a ramshackle roadside stand selling some craft items. The lady was very impressed by the products, and suggested to the man that he should borrow some money and expand his business. He quickly set her straight. If he expanded his business, then he would become visible to the local powers. He would be an inviting target. They would find some way to steal his business. So therefore he was really content to live at a barely subsistence standard of living. He enjoyed making his crafts, and to be left alone by the authorities.
This is typical of third world hell-holes. They might have people who might be industrious under the correct circumstances; they might have abundant natural resources, but it all goes to waste due to corruption combined with lack of property rights. The British were rather adept at administering their Empire, and probably when Kenya was under their control, less of this happened.
Here in the western world, we are seeing hints of third world hell-hole approaches appearing. There is the cult of personality, the corrupt crony capitalism, the grandiose proclamations of the leaders, etc. The questions are,
- Is the western world slowly slipping toward becoming third world hell-holes?
- Do Feminists care if it does?