Instapundit says “Atlas is shrugging.”
Consider the evidence:
Millions of men like Mr. Beggerow — men in the prime of their lives, between 30 and 55 — have dropped out of regular work. They are turning down jobs they think beneath them or are unable to find work for which they are qualified, even as an expanding economy offers opportunities to work.
About 13 percent of American men in this age group are not working, up from 5 percent in the late 1960â??s. The difference represents 4 million men who would be working today if the employment rate had remained where it was in the 1950â??s and 60â??s.
What could be causing all these men to stay home? For the full story, see Dr. Helen Smith’s post on the topic.