READER JOHN STEAKLEY SENDS this CNN piece on “Why Men Are In Trouble” and comments:

Bennett identifies the problem but misses the solution by a mile.

Men aren’t ambitious. Why should we be? Ambition is greed. Greed is evil. We don’t want to be evil, do we?

Men aren’t working. Why should we? Unemployment isn’t our fault. It’s the fault of greedy people on Wall Street who won’t “give” us a job. Even if unemployed, the government will still give us free health care. Why work?

Men aren’t fathering. How can we? Courts aren’t known for giving custody to fathers. If our wives decide one morning to leave and take the kids, we can’t stop her.

Men aren’t earning. Why should we? People who earn “too much” exploit others, and don’t pay their “fair share” even after the government punishes them with progressively higher tax rates. We don’t want to look like an exploiter.

Healthy young males are . . . shrugging.

Indeed. You get more of what you reward, and less of what you punish.