Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Happy apples-to-oranges-comparison day

It's often been said that leftists are unable to prevail in the intellectual debate so they'll resort to the emotional tactics. Never has this been more true than the perpetual declarations of a "gender wage gap." This phony controversy has been pushed so prolifically that there's even an Equal Pay Day to bring attention to it. Usually this "holiday" is the second Tuesday in April but this year it's been moved up to the first Tuesday of the month.

The typical shrieks from the left are how women only make 75-80 cents for every one dollar a man earns. Of course, these statistics are never generated using an apples-to-apples comparison. And it also begs the question that if companies (or a certain progressive U.S. Senator) can get away with such salary discrepancies, why on earth would they even consider hiring a man over a woman?

But hey, don't take my word for it. Christina Hoff Sommers, Resident Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, explains the myth of the gender wage gap better than most.


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