by Tyler Cowen
on July 11, 2010 at 4:45 pm
in Web/Tech |
1. A new generation of Mormons (possibly gated but very good).
2. The ten largest French fortunes.
4. Is Boulez writing an opera?
5. In part-time jobs, women outearn men.
6. #1 provider of psychiatric care.
@1: indeed gated. Click here.
Women out earn men, look at the profession of pharmacy, alot of them are women, that raise a family, pharmacy you can easily work part time and bring home a decent sized paycheck.
Will Boulez compose music for a change?
@C Palsson – Good press as a corporate entity where Mormons are trying to make a lot of money. I suppose that’s praiseworthy and of good report.
Definitely doesn’t seem like an apples to apples comparison.
Oh, it’s certainly not an apples to apples comparison. Then again, neither is the customarily cited pay gap, either.
Studies of the pay gap have found that there’s very little difference in pay for equal work, equal experience. The big difference is that women are expected to (and do) sacrifice career for family in a variety of ways, including picking entirely different career fields, like pharmacy, that work well with family responsibilities and are stable. It’s not equal, but it’s not entirely easy to “fix.”
Men suffer over 90% of all workplace fatalities, and we don’t think that that’s because employers send men to their doom; we realize that men are more likely work dangerous jobs (many which then have a pay supplement.)
#2: Who the hell cares from what the money is made? Hi-tech, low-tech, whatever… .
Why does Prof. Cowen call #1 (The article about Mormons) “very good”? If at all I find it “scary”.
“As a church stricture, they keep stockpiles of food, water, camping gear and…guns for the latter days.”
The Church requires Mormons to own guns? No. Lots of Mormons own guns, but that’s true of the whole Rocky Mountain region. I think you may have some rash overgeneralization problems.
The answer should be that whatever structure works for the family is a legitimate, respectable choice. Men and women have the same obligations to their spouse and children. But we’re not there yet.
Anecdotally, most of my college educated friends have those choices. But it’s not true for everyone. One of my coworkers and her husband took a lot of censure from members of their church when she went back to work after their third baby was born and he became a stay-at-home dad. Another coworker wanted to stay home after their third baby was born but couldn’t because her husband’s job doesn’t offer health insurance. Variations on the story repeat through my small Midwestern hometown.
Thanks for the kind words. I was only contesting your point about guns; the Church really does encourage members to stockpile food and water for any emergency, not necessarily the last days. I’ve never heard guns mentioned, and I don’t own any.
Rahul, most studies show delinquent kids have behavioral disorders long before they wind up in prison. “Crime and Human Nature” has an overview, though it may be a bit dated now.
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