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The War On Women: Men Need More Money

by Stuart Shapiro

Alan posted earlier this week on the Wisconsin repeal of the Equal Pay Enforcement Act.  Why would the Republicans there do such a thing?

[Michelle]Goldberg…interviews Republican state senator Glenn Grothman, who was an enthusiastic fan of repealing the law.  According to Grothman, not only is there no actual pay gap between the sexes, if there was one it wouldn’t matter anyway.  After all, men need money more than women do, since they have families to support.  “You could argue that money is more important for men,” he told Goldberg.

After the Hilary Rosen comments this week, some commentators thought that the meme of a Republican War on Women had run its course.  With comments like these and those of Herman Cain earlier this week, there is no fear of that.  There are enough misogynists to keep this war going for quite a while.

About Stuart Shapiro

Stuart is a professor and the Director of the Public Policy program at the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. He teaches economics and cost-benefit analysis and studies regulation in the United States at both the federal and state levels. Prior to coming to Rutgers, Stuart worked for five years at the Office of Management and Budget in Washington under Presidents Clinton and George W. Bush.

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