It would seem that someone with a lot of money and power is probably the most dangerous person in the world right now - perhaps a foreign dictator or Elon Musk or Jeff Bezos. A lone, broke male is the most dangerous person in the world, says NYU Professor Scott Galloway. Unfortunately, there are so many of them around today.
A CNN appearance included an alarming claim from Galloway that lowering college enrollment rates among men is creating a generation of untrained, single men, who represent an "existential threat" to society. Galloway asserts that "the most violent, unstable societies around the world" have one thing in common: "Young, depressed men who aren't attaching themselves to work, to school, and to relationships."
The Wall Street Journal reported earlier this month that women now make up a significant majority of college students in the United States, due to the dearth of men in college. By the end of the 2020-21 school year, women represented 59.5 percent of college students, while men represented just 40.5 percent. In 1970, men made up 59 percent of college students, compared to 41 percent of women. Within a few years, a female earning a college degree will outnumber a male earning one, according to the Journal.
"College is becoming a female domain," said Galloway. Taking over higher education may seem like a win for women everywhere, but a scarcity of college-educated men is contributing to a “mating crisis.” Reports of “golden penis syndrome” at female-dominated campuses have already revealed that men in minority groups are in high demand, taking advantage of the growing college gender gap while their female classmates try to find suitable match among the much smaller pool of eligible males.
It is no surprise that this imbalance does not resolve itself after graduation. A lot of women who have put the time, money, and effort into earning a college degree might not be thrilled about the prospect of getting married to a man who hasn't done the same, which Galloway calls a "mating inequality" in the US. A lone, broke male who lacks education is more likely to end up alone, single, and without a steady job and income - a perfect recipe for becoming "the most dangerous person in the world."
According to this theory, if men are not working and do not have girlfriends to distract them, their inherent evil begins to show. To keep their dangerous tendencies in check, do men need jobs, relationships, and college degrees? I would like to think not, but society seems to have given us lots of reasons to fear the lone broke male. This is nothing new.