Gaikokumaniakku: “The obvious problem with this lifestyle occurs as they age and haven’t accumulated any skills or experience. As a 30- or 40-year old man getting married and needing to provide for a family, job options are extremely limited.” I’m sure the corresponding cohort of young women will solve that problem by refusing to marry these men.
Eli: Government to the rescue with a “solution” to a “problem”. Twenty-something males playing video games is a symptom, not a problem.
Wilson: Guy sounds clueless, first of all wages are not “steady,” they’ve been gutted by government-engineered inflation. And men who drop out of work aren’t going to face the “problem” of providing for a family, the females in their economic class are given a higher standard of living by the government. If this is damaging productivity it’s hardly a “challenge” to come up with a policy response: stop printing money, punishing married men, and...
Joseph Moroco: I did not read everything in the link, but I suspect Bryan Caplan has not flown to the colors at any point in his life. Good to know he is one of us (except I did enlist).
Space Nookie: Pentagon: 7 in 10 Youths Would Fail to Qualify for Military Service.
Purpleslog: I am pretty sure men were asked to wait for their draft call-ups (the selective service and the draft were already running). Lots of volunteers would have been going into the marines (not really part of the draft) and the Navy.
Kudzu Bob: It makes me feel a little better about that generation to learn that so few of its members were eager to be slaughtered in a stupid war that was not in America’s national interest.
Alrenous: Remember dire apes are lazy and reporting a gun stolen is a hassle with no upside risk.
Joseph Moroco: So much for the greatest generation. Feeling better about my boomer self, or at least not as bad.