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 =====1. Postmodernist Polyamorous State===== =====1. Postmodernist Polyamorous State=====
  
-In between the [[monogamous_versus_polyamorous_cultures|monogamous and polyamorous cultures]] lies the welfare state and its operational bureaucracy.((This entry draws heavily from [[http://​marri.us/​sexual-monogamy-polyandry|Culture Clash: Sexual Monogamy vs. Polyandry]].)) The question is how this state bureaucracy can serve these two very [[culture_clash_between_monogamy_and_polyandry|different cultures]]. State-controlled programs today in developed countries, almost universally,​ are polyamorous-friendly and [[effects_of_welfare_on_families|monogamy-hostile]]. This is unjust from every perspective of political analysis, because those who choose monogamy are, generally, the most effective, the cheapest, and the safest in raising the next generation.+In between the [[monogamous_versus_polyamorous_cultures|monogamous and polyamorous cultures]] lies the welfare state and its operational bureaucracy.((This entry draws heavily from [[http://​marri.us/​research/​research-papers/​culture-clash/|Culture Clash: Sexual Monogamy vs. Polyandry]].)) The question is how this state bureaucracy can serve these two very [[culture_clash_between_monogamy_and_polyandry|different cultures]]. State-controlled programs today in developed countries, almost universally,​ are polyamorous-friendly and [[effects_of_welfare_on_families|monogamy-hostile]]. This is unjust from every perspective of political analysis, because those who choose monogamy are, generally, the most effective, the cheapest, and the safest in raising the next generation.
  
 This polyamorous-friendly,​ monogamy-hostile culture is unjust because it is a universal, inalienable right of parents to raise their children as they see fit, including raising them in their culture. This polyamorous-friendly,​ monogamy-hostile culture is unjust because it is a universal, inalienable right of parents to raise their children as they see fit, including raising them in their culture.
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 =====2. How to Achieve Neutrality===== =====2. How to Achieve Neutrality=====
  
-One way to [[marriage_in_welfare_reform|progress]] in this direction and to make the behavioral bureaucracy ​to serve both cultures is to give all parents, parents of both cultures, control over the program money set aside for their children. That is giving parents vouchers, in one form or another, for all three program areas.+One way to [[marriage_in_welfare_reform|progress]] in this direction and to make the behavioral bureaucracy serve both cultures is to give all parents, parents of both cultures, control over the program money set aside for their children. That is giving parents vouchers, in one form or another, for all three program areas.
  
-The social welfare safety net will still be in place but the parents (be they monogamous or polyamorous) will choose who holds the net in place for their children.+The social welfare safety net will still be in placebut the parents (be they monogamous or polyamorous) will choose who holds the net in place for their children.
  
 This requires a huge political effort on the part of the monogamy culture. It will require diverting the flow of money from the special interest groups (organized doctors, teachers, schools) and instead directing the voucher money (cost per child served) to the parent— who can then choose the individual doctor, teacher, or school they want. The professionals will still receive the same amount of money, but instead of serving a bureaucracy,​ they will be cooperating with the parents. Such a change is a big one in the political order, and the culture of monogamy must harness itself to the task. This requires a huge political effort on the part of the monogamy culture. It will require diverting the flow of money from the special interest groups (organized doctors, teachers, schools) and instead directing the voucher money (cost per child served) to the parent— who can then choose the individual doctor, teacher, or school they want. The professionals will still receive the same amount of money, but instead of serving a bureaucracy,​ they will be cooperating with the parents. Such a change is a big one in the political order, and the culture of monogamy must harness itself to the task.