The Prescience of Daniel Patrick Moynihan

In the mid-1960s, a social scientist noted something ominous that came to be called “Moynihan’s Scissors”: Two lines on a graph crossed, replicating a scissors’ blades. The descending line charted the decline in the minority male unemployment rate. The ascending line charted the simultaneous rise of new welfare cases.

  • winniec

    A lot of white males are unemployed. Coincidence?
    If white males don’t have jobs, who will be the next generation of white fathers? No jobs, no children, and within one or two generations, no white people. Coincidence? Or planned genocide?

    • Moynihan was right along, welfare destroyed the black family by rewarding bad decisions.

  • Edubeat

    Senator Moynihan was right about most things whhich included the family and education issues. It was so good to see a man of his stature giving voice to things that needed to be said. (Meanwhile back at Queens Park the teacher union thugocracy wants to go back on strike in April denying Grade 12’s their graduations).