Does the woman in your life really need a job?
Admittedly, this is not a fashionable question. From Iceland to Australia, men are blamed for causing the credit crunch, while a more feminine approach to finance is proposed as the solution.
Indeed, working women almost certainly caused the credit crunch by bringing a second income into the average household, pushing property prices up to unsustainable levels.
Whether working women actually caused the credit crunch is now a moot point. The point is that removing women from the workforce would mitigate its effects.
While this article is a purely surly Irish troll, he makes a good point: by putting two wage earners in the home, we raised expenses and raised costs, but incomes did not follow.
It might be better to have sacralized roles where being in charge of the house is recognized as more important than a day job. That also takes the paranoid stress off of men who fear they have no identity outside of their jobs, and would make good economic sense.
Tags: gender ambiguity