The Corner

Women, Men, and Paychecks

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.

Ramesh Ponnuru — Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg View, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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