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The Gender Wage Gap Is Still Hard, Now With More Boston Globe…

January 27th, 2015 · 2 Comments
Gender · Policy

You all seemed to like the conversation about the gender wage gap after Obama’s State of the Union address, so I put together something a bit more formal for the Boston Globe. (sidenote: I am strangely fascinated by the graphic used for that article- it’s very Beatles-esque trippy, as in “picture yourself in a bot [...]

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Correcting The State Of The Union, Gender Edition…

January 21st, 2015 · 14 Comments
Gender

I suppose that should technically read “Correcting The State Of The Union Address,” since I make no claims as to my ability to fix all of the nonsense that is currently going in the U.S. Anyway, I of course had a number of (usually nitpicky) objections regarding President Obama’s State of the Union address last [...]

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Random Link: Where Are The Female Economics Bloggers?

March 27th, 2011 · 20 Comments
Fun With Math · Gender · Random Links

That’s the question that Matthew Kahn poses in The Christian Science Monitor: There are 39 women who rank in the top 1000 and 0 of them blog. Contrast that with the men. Consider the top 100 men. In this elite subset; at least 8 of them blog. Consider the men ranked between 101 and 200. [...]

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Comparative Advantage And Gains From Trade, Feminazi Edition…

March 17th, 2010 · 23 Comments
Econ 101 · Gender

A few months back, slate.com decided to spin off its blog for female-centric issues, XX Factor, into its own standalone online publication. Well, that didn’t work so well, so XX Factor is back under the Slate hierarchy. I feel like I am beginning to understand why. So, in case it wasn’t obvious, I am in [...]

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Never Underestimate The Power Of Sex As an Incentive…

July 16th, 2009 · 9 Comments
Gender · Incentives

(Not that I ever would, given the title of the site… ) I love this…Leymah Gbowee of Liberia seems to have figured out the power of incentives better than most corporate executives ever will- she, among other things, organized a sex strike in Liberia in which Liberian women refuse to sleep with their partners until [...]

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T-Mobile Nicely Illustrates My Life’s Work…

May 27th, 2009 · 12 Comments
Advertising · Discrimination · Gender · Just For Fun

I think I might be the only person to use my Tivo for the express purpose of watching commercials rather than skipping them. It’s my version of stopping to smell the roses, really…and if I hadn’t stopped, I wouldn’t have stumbled upon the following advertisement from T-Mobile, which really did speak to me (video after [...]

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Tags: Advertising · Discrimination · Gender · Just For Fun