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(Quartz)   Japanese husbands get their wives to raise their allowances, and are still stuck with the same chores   (qz.com) divider line 8
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3727 clicks; posted to Main » on 02 Jul 2013 at 5:23 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-07-02 05:26:11 PM  
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Sweet babby jesus.

Japanse men move out of mom's house only to be married to a young version of her. Those poor, poor bastards.
2013-07-03 02:39:25 AM  
1 votes:

Ronin_S: "The okozukai system is part of a broader Japanese financial culture where families often save huge amounts, particularly when times are bad. The result has been an economic disaster..."

Uh, how is it a disaster that families don't fritter away their money until they're in debt and suddenly there's a financial emergency? What kind hack writing is this?


Let's pretend a theoretical world where everyone spends twice as much money as they have.  So there's tons of money moving through the system (After all, every dollar you hand to someone magically turns into 2), but eventually everyone is up past their eyeballs in debt and the whole system collapses when everyone defaults because they can't make their payments and the debt becomes worthless.

Now let's pretend a theoretical world where everyone saves 90% of their income.  It's constantly in recession because for every $10 you hand someone you only get back $1 and $9 gets thrown into a deep hole (keeping in mind that they'll spend it eventually 30-40 years down the line, so it's not a terrible thing).  It's a functional 90% income tax.

So on the one hand, too much debt is bad because eventually the whole system collapses under the weight, but too much saving is bad because it sucks the money out of the economy.  It's a delicate balance between the 2.
2013-07-02 09:14:12 PM  
1 votes:

Ronin_S: "The okozukai system is part of a broader Japanese financial culture where families often save huge amounts, particularly when times are bad. The result has been an economic disaster..."

Uh, how is it a disaster that families don't fritter away their money until they're in debt and suddenly there's a financial emergency? What kind hack writing is this?


Don't you follow economic theory?

For a strong economy to happen we need to boost consumer spending as much as possible while stabilizing the economy through higher savings rates.

If you can't grasp it then I'm afraid you have no place in the world of financial punditry.
2013-07-02 06:05:51 PM  
1 votes:

xaldin: Fear of this is part of why I dictate the finances in the family. If I made it, I decide how to spend it. Now in fairness she makes the decisions about her income. We both have an allocation of what we are minimally responsible for and other expenses are negotiated. That said, when I want something (typically games/electronics) I get them, and nobody gets a say in the matter. I simply could not fathom living in an environment where I was told how I had to spend or not spend money that I made.


Occasionally, I see farkers say something to the effect of "my wife insisted that the only way to have a loving relationship based on trust would be with her name added on to my bank account so she could have access to it."  Thus based on your comment, I would guess this is not the case.  Perhaps your wife did not pressure you into such a situation.  Congratulations I suppose.  Seems as though combining accounts leads to much rancor.
2013-07-02 05:52:55 PM  
1 votes:
Fear of this is part of why I dictate the finances in the family. If I made it, I decide how to spend it. Now in fairness she makes the decisions about her income. We both have an allocation of what we are minimally responsible for and other expenses are negotiated. That said, when I want something (typically games/electronics) I get them, and nobody gets a say in the matter. I simply could not fathom living in an environment where I was told how I had to spend or not spend money that I made.
2013-07-02 05:33:55 PM  
1 votes:

Dead for Tax Reasons: Evil Mackerel: Those aren't men.

they are devo?


They do appear sufficiently whipped to be devo.
2013-07-02 05:29:33 PM  
1 votes:

super_grass: Japanse men move out of mom's house only to be married to a young version of her. Those poor, poor bastards.


And once babies come the marriages become sexless.

And thus you get hostess clubs.

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It doesn't look that fun, and it can be miserable. But if you have the money to blow, you can pretty much do anything you want.
2013-07-02 05:28:19 PM  
1 votes:
Those aren't men.
 
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