N.O.W, Divorce & the US Economy

US government spending now exceeds the combined federal spending of France, Germany, England, Spain, Italy, Japan, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Korea, Russia, Sweden, & Australia.

A review and analysis of the skyrocketing US divorce rate, parallelling a corresponding increase in government spending as a percent of GDP, and a chronic drop in education and economic standing and quality suggests that US social policy needs a radical correction. As the US divorce rate climbed, government spending exceeded the combined federal spending of France, Germany, England, Spain, Italy, Japan, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Korea, Russia, Sweden, & Australia.

The Increasing US Divorce Rate

Feminism has been the underpinning of a ten-fold increase in the US divorce rate and more than a three-fold increase in government spending as a percent of GDP.

Year    Divorce Rate            Govt Spending 
        Per 10,000 Pop          as % of GDP

1900    0.38                    6.7%
1910    0.74                    7.3%
1920    1.1                     8.6%
1930    1.6                     9.6% The Decline of Patriarchy Begins in Earnest Here
1940    1.8                     14.7% This divorce rate is equivalent to matriarchies.  
1950    2.1                     19.0%
1960    2.4                     24.0%
1970    3.1                     29.0%
1980    4                       33.0%
1990    4.95                    41.0%
(Tax Foundation, Wash, DC)

Sources: US Census Bureau, Tax Foundation, & US Dept. of the Treasury

This strongly suggests a link between divorce rates and government spending. Is it a reasonable conclusion that reducing the divorce rate would also reduce government spending?

World Divorce Rates

While feminists blast patriarchal countries for their failure to achieve "equality", with rare exceptions those countries with patriarchal values have low divorce rates, low government spending, and growing, healthy economies and societies. Every country which has experimented with "equality" has experienced a rapid implosion of both its economy and its social stability.

Sources:  International Monetary Fund, UN Statistical Summary, & Census Bureau
Country         Divorce Rate    National Budget         Matriarchy
                    per 10,000 Pop. as %of GDP              or Patriarchy?

Sri Lanka       0.015           6.7%                    Patriarchy
Brazil          0.026           13.9%                   Patriarchy
Italy           0.027           40.4%                   Patriarchy
Mexico          0.033           7.2%                    Patriarchy
Chile           0.038           11.5%                   Patriarchy
El Salvador     0.041           6.3%                    Patriarchy
Japan           0.042           15.2%                   Patriarchy
Ecuador         0.042           4.5%                    Patriarchy
Mauritius       0.047           7.0%                    Patriarchy

Thailand        0.058           6.9%                    Patriarchy
Syria           0.065           11.6%                   Patriarchy
Panama          0.068           16.4%                   Patriarchy
China           0.079           16.8%                   Patriarchy
Tunisia         0.082           16.0%                   Patriarchy
Korea           0.088           12.9%                   Patriarchy
Trinidad        0.097           15.4%                   Patriarchy
Barbados        0.121           28.2%                   Patriarchy
Finland         0.185           49.6%                   Matriarchy
Canada          0.246           19.9%                   Matriarchy
Australia       0.252           27.1%                   Matriarchy
New Zealand     0.263           28.7%                   Matriarchy
Denmark         0.281           58.3%                   Matriarchy
United Kingdom  0.308           40.9%                   Matriarchy
Russia          0.336           44.4%                   Matriarchy
Puerto Rico     0.447           41.0%                   Matriarchy
US              0.495           41.0%                   Matriarchy

Per the Concise Columbia Encyclopedia:

Matriarchy; familial and political rule by women. Many anthropologists now reject the claims of Lewis MORGAN and others that early society was matriarchal, although some contemporary feminists have theorized that a primitive matriarchy once existed. Claims for such a matriarchy are based largely on research on societies in which women are the major contributors to subsistence, on societies with matrilineal descent, and on myths of ancient female rule. Such societies and myths have many aspects, however, that cast doubt on the validity of the claims. Most anthropologists have also concluded that patriarchy, or male dominance, is not natural or biological but culturally constructed because of the diverse forms it takes across cultures.

Per the American Heritage Dictionary

                pa�tri�ar�chy (p�“tr�-�r”k�)
        pl.     pa�tri�ar�chies
                1. A social system in which the father is the 
head of the family and descent is traced 
through the father's side of the family.
                2. A family, community, or society based on 
this system or governed by men. Also 
Called patriarchate.

One reason matriarchies don't survive is because societies can't afford to operate them. Already, US Public Debt, which was non-existent prior to the rise of feminism, is almost more than GDP.

Year    Public Debt     GDP less 
                        Public Debt

1870    2.4     
1880    2       
1890    1.1     
1900    1.2     
1910    1.1     
1920    24.2    
1930    16.1    The Decline of Patriarchy Begins in Earnest Here
1940    43      
1950    256.1           30.1
1960    284.1           231.2
1970    370.1           645.4
1980    907.7           1824.3
1990    3233            2333.7

At the CURRENT rates of growth, Public Debt will exceed GDP by 5 fold in 34 years. BUT -- current Congressional debates will INCREASE this RATE of growth. If we can find a matriarchal society which has proven to be a workable system, then let's continue our experiment with it. But if we can't, then isn't it time to end this costly venture?

For the sake of our children, for the survival of our economy, and for the fathers whose children need them, it is time to put an end to "victim ideology", and demand that the "father" be placed back in the "family".

Consider what will happen if we don't do it now!

Year    Public Debt     GDP
        $ Billions      $ Billions

1990    3,233           5,567
2000    11,517          11,344
2010    41,025          23,115
2020    146,136         47,102
2030    520,548         95,981

Why Fatherhood?