It started during the latest round of back and forth over the democrats creation of this silly “War On Women” meme. An innocuous question surrounding the Lilly Ledbetter law and Romney’s support of it. In fact, from an economic and fact based perspective, the Lilly Ledbetter act is not good legislation, women are not discriminated against in the marketplace and all this law does is reduce the incentive of businesses to hire more women. This is exactly what we see when we require businesses to pay a minimum wage, and in reverse, when we see government force landlords to restrict rent.
However, this isn’t a debate on facts it’s a debate of politics. And here is the headline I knew was coming:
Women make 77 cents for each $1 made by men
The only answer to this headline is:
Men are 11.5 Times More Likely To Die On The Job Than Women
Don’t let the headlines dominate the message.