And The Band Plays On

From here,

Economists have long argued that marriage rates are lower in poorer and less well-educated areas because men in those communities aren’t good financial bets. Without steady incomes, they can’t reliably contribute to a household, so while women might have children with them, they won’t commit to men for life. That’s been the assumption, anyway.

Fracking booms gave two researchers in the Economics Department at the University of Maryland, College Park, a perfect chance to test the hypothesis. What happens when money pours into a place, enriching the men, specifically, and giving them good jobs? More of them will get married, right?

As they discovered, to their surprise, the answer is no

This is a surprise, is it not?  I wonder what is happening.   Perhaps it is related to constraints being released with respect to women.  Let us see.

Melissa S. Kearney and Riley Wilson published their findings in a new paper covered by the Washington Post that concludes, “there is no evidence of an increase in marriage rates. The pattern of results is consistent with positive income effects on births, but no associated increase in marriage.”

In other words, fracking money made more men dad-material, but it didn’t make them husband-material.

Why yes, it is about constraints being released from women.  Women historically have wanted marriage for the sake of protection and resources; now she can get resources from a guy with some money who doesn’t really need to be around and protection from the government.  It used to be that a fella had to be around for protection, but no more.  In fact, for many of these women, it is better if he isn’t around.  Especially if he doesn’t turn her on.

Of course with marriage, a fella got domestic activities and most of all, sex.  Well, no need for her to provide that anymore.

All of the above assessment is old news in the manosphere.  Still, it warrants revisiting every time new evidence pops up to support it.

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50 comments on “And The Band Plays On
  1. Mgtowhorseman says:

    Also oil rigs are isolated, hard working, long day, male bonding type work like farming. It reinforces the best of smack talk, show what you are made of male work.

    The guys who dont bail after a month are some of the few old school type men.

    The manly men the women desperately want.

    Unfortunately for the women they are also the only men to see thru their shit and call them on it.

    “Settle down with you? Sweetheart last night with you and your friend was fun but I make 75k a year at 25. And thats going for a new truck, bike, ski trip, etc. Not for sluts like you.
    Besidez you a strong woman, go work the rigs yourself.”

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  2. Farm Boy says:

    Fracking money is fucking money

    Liked by 1 person

  3. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Farm Boy,
    This is all female driven. I get the feeling the boys will do whatever the girls ask. It has now become all right for the girls to live on as single mothers. To them a check in the mail once a month is better than a husband they have to sleep next to every night. It is hard to monkey branch when you have a live in husband. And if she does find a better deal, the checks still keep coming. We have to put baby mama out of business. The only way I see that happening is with effective male contraception. The question is, even if it essential to the survival of government, will the feminist controlled government green light it?

    Thanks for this post. It confirms what Dalrock has had to say about turning from a marriage based society to one based on child support payments.

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  4. SFC Ton says:

    There is more to it then it’s the girls fault.

    They hesitate to marry because they see a lot of divorce; they know fracking money is boom and bust, that before long dad will be back to struggling to make $12 an hour so they don’t want to marry and loose out on the welfare safety net; they want her to stay home with the kid so they don’t marry so she can collect the various welfare payments which brings in the extra cash for their young and broke family; she wants to work but can’t blame much more then $12 an hour, which won’t cover much beyond day care if she is married but the government will cover day care and a few things more if she is a working single mom vs a working married woman etc etc etc

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  5. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Off topic. Canada is in big trouble if this goes through. I wonder if it will make a difference if extradition is refused because men can’t bet a fair trial?

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  6. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Johntheother has something to say too.

    The short version is much along the lines of what Diana had to say but he offers a long term prediction. Women will need to be vetted or there will be no social interaction.

    Liked by 2 people

  7. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    I didn’t know the video was going to have that obscene a cover photo. The video itself is just John talking.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Pukeko on Finsbury Park. .

    Liked by 1 person

  9. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Philip Davies talks about his campaign.
    What the article didn’t mention was that the Monster Raving Loony Party candidate came in ahead of Sophie Walker, the Women’s Equality Party candidate. lulz

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  10. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    “And the Band Played On”
    I meant to link this earlier. The legend is that the band played on the Titanic to to the very last, calming panicked passengers.


  11. Yoda says:

    “But something tells me that a movie about a strong, powerful woman fighting to save the world from a massive international disaster is right up my alley”

    A source at Warner Brothers, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Heat Street: “It’s great that Hillary Clinton will see the movie but her remarks aren’t particularly helpful and our publicity team certainly won’t be spreading them about.

    “Wonder Woman doesn’t need Hillary Clinton’s endorsement—it will make $250 million by the end of this week. We’re anxious to keep politics out of Wonder Woman any way we can.

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  12. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    That is making a statement saying that Hillary’s endorsement would be a net detriment to the film.


  13. Yoda says:

    Wonder if Hillary believes herself I do


  14. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Hillary serves expediency. She doesn’t have to have principles.

    This is going to give campus feminists conniptions.
    These kangaroo courts have got to go.

    Liked by 2 people

  15. Yoda says:

    “Women suffer the most in war” a principle she does have


  16. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    She said it to advance herself with women. If saying the opposite would have been more effective, she would have said that. All through her Presidential campaign, she would only answer questions that had already been polled, to give the more popular answer.
    I think that America dodged a bullet.


  17. Yoda says:

    Hillary super powers like Wonder Woman she does have.
    Can look two different directions at once she can

    Liked by 1 person

  18. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    I think that lizards can do this too. Still, to see it in a human should set off alarm bells.

    Liked by 1 person

  19. Yoda says:

    “Lizard-woman” she would be.
    Cold blooded she is

    Liked by 1 person

  20. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    I think shit just got real in Syria.


  21. Spawny Get says:

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  22. Spawny Get says:

    The road traffic accident round the corner from finsbury mosque has a shite narrative which is unwinding very embarrassingly for all the people involved. May just fucked herself (and us) again by rushing in this time after being ‘too slow’ last time.


  23. Yoda says:

    Need a real PM you do

    Liked by 1 person

  24. Yoda says:

    Evergreen State College President George Bridges, when told that a student had claimed that he is a “white supremacist,” responded with the statement: “It depends on what you mean by a white supremacist.”

    Bridges clarified by claiming that he is a “white person in a position of privilege.”


  25. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Spawny Get,
    Are you saying that the Finsbury Park crash could be a garden variety accident?


  26. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    The Breitbart link made me think of this, John Belushi and Carrie Fisher in better times.


  27. Farm Boy says:

    The evolutionary biology professor says that he still “has obligations” to the school, but told Fox News’s Tucker Carlson that he’s moved his family for their safety and doesn’t believe it’s safe for him to return

    The college has never acknowledged the danger that they put us in and therefore there’s no way of knowing whether it’s safe for me to return. Their assurances that it is safe don’t mean anything, not that they’ve offered them.
    He says his colleagues seem afraid to speak out in his behalf:

    I’ve received tremendous support outside of the college, and I’ve received quite a bit of support privately from within the college. Publicly, only one other professor has come forward to say he supports my position.

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  28. Farm Boy says:

    On Sunday, he went further by appearing to suggest that people should be allowed simply to occupy vacant flats and houses wherever they could find them across the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

    Mr Corbyn, who has won praise for his response to the disaster, was accused of going too far and using the event to further his own political agenda.

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  29. Spawny Get says:

    Fuzz, could be just an accident. The dead guy was on the ground with others attempting resuscitation before the accident, not believed to have died from it. The front of the van had very little damage, wasn’t high speed ramming.

    I want proof of terrorism and I haven’t seen anything solid yet. As time passes the claims of what happen lessen. Three blokes become one. He started stabbing people after the van stopped…gone.

    Everyone leapt on the terrorism claim immediately. It was desperate and pathetic.

    We shall see.

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  30. Yoda says:

    Response to Lena’s teeet this is

    It never ends. Would be great to have just 1 day without the unnecessary SJW commentary. Doubt there was a similar comment on Mother’s Day.

    — Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) June 18, 2017

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  31. Yoda says:

    Follow on by Lena this is

    Happy joyous Sunday to all the dads showing us how it’s done and all the moms who are being dads RN

    — Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) June 18, 2017

    Liked by 1 person

  32. Yoda says:

    Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott has immediately declared an apparently deliberate attack on pedestrians outside Finsbury Park Mosque terrorism – unlike the Westminster Bridge, Manchester Arena, and London Bridge attacks, which she called “incidents”.

    Liked by 1 person

  33. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Spawny Get,
    It would be good for it to be just an accident, but too many people have claimed it to be something else.

    Farm Boy,
    The more I read, the more I think they should shut down Evergreen.

    The way Lena is packing it on, Trump needs to win two or three more elections.


  34. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    It looks like Scarlett Johansson can’t do anything commercially right in the wake of declaring for feminism with the Pussyhatters.


  35. Spawny Get says:

    oh looky here

    ‘incident’ not ‘terrorist incident’. Time extension would not be required in the case of a terrorism investigation.

    ‘vehicle in collision with pedestrians’ that were in the road standing around a guy on the ground undergoing attempted resuscitation – maybe dead already. What? No van rammed at high speed into people any more?

    ‘one person has died’ may have been already dead – we don’t know

    Daily Mail now reporting that it WAS Osborne [the driver in the RTA] reported the previous day, drunk in the van in Cardiff. So was this drunk driving related too?

    I’m not saying that I know what happened, but the original narrative is evaporating before our eyes. The establishment has fucked itself by scrambling to agree with the original story without checking the facts. The facts that they are SO careful to check before announcing an actual terrorist attack. This stinks to high heaven in every way.

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  36. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Spawny, good call.

    Liked by 1 person

  37. Yoda says:

    A new post there is


  38. Yoda says:

    “Interrupting Microaggressions,” which is available on the Rowan University Bias & Response Team (BART) website, has a section entitled “The Myth of Meritocracy,” which states that arguing”everyone can succeed in this country, if they work hard enough,” is in fact not a reflection on the social mobility of America but a microaggression that could easily hurt the feelings of students


  39. Spawny Get says:

    I’m told that this was the actual output of our beloved state broadcaster (pay for it or go to prison, it’s that good) last night primetime news

    Liked by 1 person

  40. Yoda says:

    Deliver the news in Yodish they should
    An improvement this would be

    Liked by 2 people

  41. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    This went out on the air? Technical problems they have in abundance. I wonder if this is related to hiring quotas? Seriously, this would not fly in a bush league market and here it is at national level.

    Liked by 1 person

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