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How Can Women Solve The Gender Wage Gap? Work More Hours And Don't Have Babies [PODCAST]
Patricia Arquette interrupted her own Oscar speech to belch out some economic ignorance about the gender wage gap. Arquette decried the inequality in the rate of wages between men and women, reading the same old tired feminist sob story that women make less than man. But the reality is that women have the power to do something about it. They can work more hours and have fewer kids!
Economics is offensive!
The gender wage gap is a hot topic amongst the non-intelligentsia in today's society. Feminist myths about inequality are touted by none other than the President himself, who mysteriously pays his own female employees less than their male counterparts.
From the Washington Post:
The average male White House employee currently earns about $88,600, while the average female White House employee earns about $78,400, according to White House data released Tuesday. That is a gap of 13 percent.
In 2009, male employees made an average of about $82,000, compared to an average of $72,700 earned by female employees — also a 13 percent wage gap.
Ouch! But wait, why would the president do that if he has no economic incentive for doing so? I mean, if greedy capitalists who would do anything to make a buck are paying women less than men... wouldn't they prefer to just hire men? If Patricia Arquette were right, and you can pay women less an hour, how come employers don't hire women by default to save money? And how come the President pays his female staff at a lower rate than the men, even though there's no economic incentive there for doing so? Is it because people think men will do a better job and are worth the higher rate? Or is it because social democrats and feminists don't understand economics?
Today's Freedom Report podcast delves into the economics of the gender pay disparities, but we don't just look at wages, we look at overall compensation. Maybe women are making their own choices in their careers, like choosing lower-paying fields? Or maybe women are choosing to take themselves out of the workforce to have babies? Or maybe women are choosing jobs with flexibility, instead of those which require long hours with no breaks?
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