While the “traditional” nuclear family was far superior to nothing at all, I do believe extended families are in fact the most superior of arrangements discussed. It is almost as if the nuclear family was a transitory state between the natural state of extended families and the unnatural state of dysfunctional/non existent families.
Extended families are in fact the best answer to solve the cost-of-living problem forced upon the population without requiring the government to do anything at all. It would also complement arranged marriages as well. Such a widespread adoption of these arrangements could prevent a collapse, but we know it is coming anyway, and nobody is high IQ enough to swallow their pride and embrace it for assuming it is “primitive” or “backwards.”
@DarthDva, that is the distinction between Primitive Communism and Marxist Communism. The reason Primitive Communism works is because an extended family or small village is basically what it looks like. Humans can only function well under that system if they know each other personally; tribalism runs deep and is very natural. For whatever his insane reasoning was, Marx believed that a system that worked well on a Micro scale would be even better if ran on a Macro scale even though, in the Macro scale case, personal relationships are a non factor and assures its failure.