It's time to be more honest about the decline of marriage in America

Published: Monday, Jan. 27 2014 3:41 p.m. MST

It’s time to get a little more creative in our political discourse, according to Ross Douthat’s Saturday column in the New York Times, “More imperfect union.”

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It’s time to get a little more creative in our political discourse, according to Ross Douthat’s Saturday column in the New York Times, “More imperfect union.”

“Whenever the subject turns to inequality and opportunity in America,” Douthat wrote, “the same political conversation repeats itself.”

Douthat then walks the reader through the basic talking — and arguing — points of both ends of the political spectrum, particularly when it comes to the possibilities of incentivizing marriage. He covers everything from no-fault divorce to late-term abortion and how these affect the economic outlook of the country, as well as the possibility of increasing marriage rates.

The relationship between marriage and economic stability has been in the news a lot lately, and according to Douthat, “both sides could be a bit more honest about the roots of marriage’s decline.”

Read more about marriage incentives on The New York Times.

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