It is clear that there is a crisis among American males, which requires immediate national attention. Marco Rubio, a Florida senator, recently released an important report that focuses on the issue.
The report, “The State of the Working (And Non-Working) Man,” explains that the number of American men out of work today is greater than it was in the wake of Great Depression. What makes the crisis worse is that this idleness is mostly voluntary.
Seven million men in their prime were missing from the American workforce by 2022. In the last 60-years, the share of men not working has tripled. Many millions of men are underemployed or underpaid.
The report explains, “labor-force participation among all men has fallen by nearly 20 percentage points, from a high of 87.4% in 1949 to 68 percent in July 2023.”
Where Did They Go
Millions of men simply have lost the desire to work. The report explains “this survey response points to a lack of purpose” among men adding “positive male identity is a casualty of cultural revolution” that has tacked “toxic” onto “masculinity” as its new modifier.
Sen. Rubio’s report…