28 October 2008

Two Fascinating Articles from The New Yorker

First, Red Sex, Blue Sex, how studies show that despite their rhetoric to the contrary, white evangelical Americans have lots of premarital sex and teen pregnancies.

Second, Adam Smith advocated the sort of "sharing the wealth" that Obama is now being criticized for.

1 comment:

stainedsugar said...

The first article you posted is fascinating. I especially like this quote:
"Social liberals in the country’s “blue states” tend to support sex education and are not particularly troubled by the idea that many teen-agers have sex before marriage, but would regard a teen-age daughter’s pregnancy as devastating news. And the social conservatives in “red states” generally advocate abstinence-only education and denounce sex before marriage, but are relatively unruffled if a teen-ager becomes pregnant, as long as she doesn’t choose to have an abortion."

I've never heard these viewpoints laid out in such a way...