David Brooks: Family Breakdown Means Income Inequality

David Brooks says income disparity is going to increase if breakdown of the family is not reversed.

Right now, we have forty-odd percentage points of kids in this country born out of wedlock. The effects of that on average, not for every kid born out of wedlock, but for, on average, the effects of that are so powerful that it means thirty years from now inequality will be worse than it is right now.

The achievement gap will be worse than it is right now. These effects are just huge and I don't care what we do with charter schools and all the other good stuff. You will not be able to counteract that effect of family breakdown.

Nice to hear the New York Times talking about needing to reverse the effects of liberalism.