Women, Men, and Paychecks

by Ramesh Ponnuru

My new Bloomberg View column looks at the pay gap between men and women:


It’s a staple of feminist rhetoric: Women make less money than men because of discrimination. . . .


Expect to hear more about the issue during the fall campaign.

Here’s the truth you won’t hear: The pay gap is exaggerated, discrimination doesn’t drive it and it’s not clear that government can eliminate it — or should even try.