Equal Parenting in the UK and the US

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/fatherhood/fathers-rights-stunts-arent-very-clever-but-we-should-take-the-m/

With the holidays approaching we should all recognize the fact that millions of parents around the world will miss seeing their children due to parental alienation syndrome and/or shortsighted family court decisions. While American males (along with Australians) are generally considered to be among the “wildest and craziest” on the planet, it is noteworthy that only British dads have caught the media’s attention for their death-defying feats to bring attention to our cause.
The Scotland Yard expert cited brought us a statistic very similar to American ones: “90% of UK gang members grew up in fatherless homes”. In the US this is often seen as mostly an African-American issue but the author here quite rightly notes that there’s been a 40% hike in suicides for ALL British men in their 40’s.
This statistic correlates quite well with last month’s Princeton University study which found that death rates for white Americans aged 45-54 climbed one-half percent per year from 1999-2013, in stark contrast to the previous two decades when the death rate had fallen 2% per year for the same group.
The authors of the Princeton study took their data from the CDC, who said that the greater number of deaths was due to drugs, alcohol, suicide and liver damage.  The Princeton researchers were both economists, which no doubt led to them attributing this steep increase in death rates to economic factors alone.
Perhaps these two economists should interview Mr. Daubney of The Telegraph to get to the root of what I like to call a “jurigenic disorder”. Fatherless kids might also be the basis for a question for this week’s last presidential debates before the holidays.

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