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Too many men

2009-06-10 14:45:29.340287+00 by Dan Lyke 4 comments

The Volokh Conspiracy: Surplus of Males and Runaway (with the Bride-Price) Brides. Looks at a book called Bare Branches: The Security Implications of Asia's Surplus Male Population[Wiki], by Valerie Hudson and Andre den Boer (2004), and notes that in general as women become more rare, they're treated more and more like property.

From a Columbine entry that you probably can't read.

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#Comment Re: made: 2009-06-10 17:28:07.175269+00 by: ebradway

Interesting that rarity entails property treatment. This is exactly the opposite of Heinlein's proposition it The Moon is a Harsh Mistress in which scarcity of women lead to a matriarchal society.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-06-10 17:33:01.951234+00 by: Dan Lyke

Yeah, also makes you think some things about extrapolating this out to stuff like skilled labor...

#Comment Re: made: 2009-06-10 20:26:02.886114+00 by: jeff

Or expanding ones military with 32M displaced men? It's probably a good thing that we're not currently fighting a war on the Korean peninsula. "Hordes of Chinese infantry" would have taken on an entirely new meaning.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-06-10 23:21:15.743293+00 by: TheSHAD0W [edit history]

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