For over half a century America has been suffering from a growing but strangely overlooked crisis: a flight from work by men in the prime of life. Just before the COVID crisis almost 7 million men 25-54 were neither working nor looking for work--fully four times as many as officially unemployed--and employment rates for prime age US men mirrored those near the end of the Great Depression. In the wake of the COVID19 shock, America's 'men without" work problem has become even more acute. In this lecture Mr. Eberstadt will outline the dimensions of the problem, examine some of its causes, discuss its far-reaching implications, and speculate about possible solutions.
This lecture is livestream only. A free livestream of this lecture will be available to view @ 12 noon on July 22nd.