But how is cohabitating less costly then being married? Same house, same two people, same bills.
If anything, wouldn't marriage benefit them even more because they get tax deductions?
Concur with both. Civil marriage is generally both an economic and social status advantage. Even the sodomites are keenly aware of this.
...From a worldly perspective, I'm "successful", but using that same justification, most of my co-workers are not. Retail is considered a "low wage, low skill" environment. Playing its employees $10/hour, a store rarely gives its employees full-time (40 hours) status; typically it's around 25-40% of its work force, while most receive 25-32 hours a week. Given the economic climate, many educated individuals have turned to the retail industry for work. But, with bills to pay and rising living expenses, young adults are turning towards ... It's very easy to say, "Leave it all up to God," because as frail men we are prone to doubt and fear, as well as our own temptations and desires.
It's not possible for a single person to work at minimum wage getting 20-30 hrs a week and be able to pay rent for their own apartment, own their own car (payments if necessary, gas, maintenance, insurance), buy their own food, and pay for electricity. That's not counting any telephone (home or cell) service, internet service, health care, or unexpected expenses that may come up.
EDIT: That's not counting being in a situation where one is between jobs.
From a free medieval peasant who owns his own land to a landless proletariat to the future slave, capitalism is the road to slavery
The welfare state or welfare company is merely the phase which confirms the dependence of the lower class upon the owning class.
Society is manipulated into destitution and offered relief on condition of acquiescence to subtle forms of slavery.Smart Cardhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqDRhf1UpvE