What about the unmarried father, single father, sperm donor, absent father or irresponsible father, who seem surprised or shocked when their intercourse with a female results in her pregnancy? Is this person interested in marrying her and forming a family?
Some are actually proud of impregnating a woman. She is his “baby momma.”. He has proof that his equipment works. This, of course, is a shortsighted view to say the least. I suggest Hicks be more circumspect when addressing a problem as complicated as the American economy.
From an economics standpoint, where are the jobs paying enough to support a family? The ideal family that Hicks is advocating cannot be formed on substandard pay. Big business and our legislators, who seem to be beholden to it, have a large part to play in the downfall of our family units and the middle class that made our country a great economic power.
The unemployed don’t buy goods or pay taxes. Let us not place the blame elsewhere.