Polygamy could solve poverty, reader suggests

01/17/2014 7:10 AM

01/15/2014 3:55 PM

The Jan. 12 Forum section had three articles on income inequality and its effect on single women and their children: “Shriver crusades for women,” “What really works to close the income gap” and the editorial “To fight poverty, we need new energy and new ideas.” All three articles were essentially looking to the government for solutions. It’s time for a more creative solution. Now that we have legalized gay marriage, why not remove all marriage restrictions? Let’s sanction polygamy based on income levels: The more income or wealth you have, the more wives or husbands you are allowed. This will reduce the divorce rate, the problem of single mothers and certainly and the income gap posed by the top earners.

-- Brian Smyth, Gold River

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