More people in the United States are apparently leaving wedding rings sitting in jewelry stores, as new data shows a majority of American adults are now single.
Specifically, about 50.2 percent of American adults over the age of 16 – roughly 124.6 million people – were single in August, according to a new Bureau of Labor Statistics report cited by Bloomberg. This marks the first time that single Americans make up the majority of the adult population since the government began tracking the data 38 years ago.
In 1976, single Americans made up 37.4 percent of the adult population. The number of individuals who have never been married also rose to 30.4 percent, up notably from 22.1 more than three decades ago. Divorced Americans, meanwhile, now compose 19.8 percent of the population, compared to 15.3 percent in 1976.
As these numbers continued to rise, economist Edward Yardeni said the development will have significant ripple effects for the economic, social and political scenes in the United States.
According to Yardeni, who penned a letter to clients on Tuesday, single Americans as a group generally prefer to rent housing rather than own it outright, and they are less likely to have children. These trends mean that changes in spending will also be on the way.
Although single Americans were not yet the majority in 2012, a report by Fortune at the time had already started documenting some of these changes, noting that so-called “Singletons” were contributing close to $2 trillion to the US economy every year. …
A triumph of decades of social engineering on the medical, economic, social and legal fronts, with untold benefits in terms of both eugenics and economics. Truely our blessed bankster elite who manipulate all these fields and more are guardians of the future. Their future.
For the medical angle, see http://thoughtcrimeradio.net/2014/02/the-war-on-empathy-love-and-family/