In today’s New York Times, they acknowledge one of the hidden realities of the current economy–the growing number of men who have dropped out of the economy totally. But because the population is largely white, there isn’t even a hint of the venom usually applied to non-working black men. No. These men–who often rely on their wives for income–are taking a new lease on life, sleeping longer, reading more, and picking up valuable new skills. This type of double standard is pretty much hard-wired into the news.