Wealth in Families, Family Wealth, and variations on those words are hot in financial advisory circles. Many of the masterworks in this genre are (naturally) written by men, or by well trained women whose voices sound like a man. My concern is that women have traditionally been far wiser about family, or about relationships in general, than are men. And now, sad to say, women know as much as men do about business, finance, practical politics, authority, and law. What will happen, then, when women begin to speak in their own voices about wealth, wealth in families, family wealth? The men will sound like unctuous, pontificating, self-important, sentimental, insufferable little pricks. But how is that different, the women may ask, from now? To silence these isolent voices, may I suggest, men, that we, as judges of professional propriety, return to some time honored practices, like the dunking stool, before we lose control of some very lucrative conversations. If women turn out to be the wisest about love and money, this would mean that we as men would, to generate business, have to sound womanly! So, men, much is at stake and we must hurry, lest we lose not only our preeminence but also our dignity.