Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – You know what is intriguing about Stossel’s writing is he has left out State-mandated, State-regulated, and edict-based solutions or methodology in arriving at his conclusion. In other words, he has not called upon: Well, since the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Act of 1974, there has been . . . since the Lilly Ledbetter Pay Act was enacted by President Obama . . ..” Instead, it’s just: Maybe there are explanations outside the realm of political discourse that explain many of the nuances and things that used to make life worth living. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
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Mike: “Women make only 77 cents per each dollar made by males,” says John Stossel this morning. “Battle of the Sexes,” TownHall.com.
Outrageous! Sex discrimination!
So say advocates of government-enforced “equality.”
But they are wrong. Women today are rarely victims of salary discrimination. [Mike: Come on, John, surely you gest.]
If they were, market competition would punish bosses who discriminate. A company that hired women who were “underpaid” by other companies would have a cost advantage, allowing them to lower prices, and they’d quickly take business away from the “sexist” competition. Since those female workers provide the same value for less, entrepreneurs who hired only women would get rich! [Mike: That’s a great point, Stossel, really great point.]
Warren Farrell, author of “Why Men Earn More,” [Mike: Can you believe in 2013, whenever this book was written, that he could actually write and have published a book called “Why Men Earn More?” How uncouth of Mr. Farrell. Even if that’s true, you should never say this. We’re all equal after all. Let us not anger the equality gods.] dug deeper into reasons why women are paid less and found that it’s women who make discriminating choices. Women are more likely to choose a well-rounded life than their workaholic male peers.
“Many women say, what do I want? Do I want to make $200,000 a year, or do I want more personal time? Time with my children? More spiritual time?”
Mike: Stossel, let me just eliminate the more spiritual time. I’m going to scratch that off because no one other than me and Pete Genova and his buddy Arthur and Brad Birzer and a few select others want more spiritual time. Why would you want that? This whole hobgoblin of this guy called God, this is an invention of a bunch of mystics about two millennia ago, isn’t it? Why would you want more spiritual time? To do what, pray to the State? [mocking] “Please absolve me of my tax burden, almighty Uncle Sam.” I digress again….
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He found that even female business owners are more likely to favor flexibility and proximity to home. Men are more likely to chase higher earnings by working longer hours, traveling farther and taking dangerous assignments. They are paid accordingly, though they may not be happier.
In her recent book, “Lean In,” the chief operating officer of Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg, urged women to put in the extra effort that enables workers to jockey for position in business.
She says: “At Facebook, we hosted a senior government official, and he had these two women traveling with him who were pretty senior in his department. And I said to them, sit at the table, come on, sit at the table. (But) they sat on the side of the room.” [Mike: No, not that!]
Sandberg’s been criticized by feminists [Mike: That’s members of Gal Qaeda.] for this common-sense message. The critics claim she “blames the victim.” But most women are anything but victims. Making a different choice, choosing a less career-driven life, may be why women have more friends and live longer.
Mike: AG, don’t ever invite this Stossel guy on this show. This is just way too much common sense. The points that he’s making are just way too generic and sensible. We don’t ever want to have a guy like this on our airwaves, do we? I’m kidding about that. It’s a joke. See, folks, even when I tell jokes they fall flat sometimes.
Many women don’t want “corporate success,” though it’s politically incorrect to admit it, says Sabrina Schaeffer, executive director of the Independent Women’s Forum.
“I don’t think that most women want what Sheryl Sandberg wants,” Schaeffer told me. “In some recent studies, only 23 percent of women said that they would prefer to work full-time, let alone (have the) sort of CEO quality of life that Sheryl Sandberg is living.”
Mike: You know what is intriguing about Stossel’s writing is he has left out State-mandated, State-regulated, and edict-based solutions or methodology in arriving at his conclusion. In other words, he has not called upon: Well, since the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Act of 1974, there has been . . . since the Lilly Ledbetter Pay Act was enacted by President Obama . . ..” Instead, it’s just: Maybe there are explanations outside the realm of political discourse that explain many of the nuances and things that used to make life worth living. You know that old thing called diversity? In the pursuit of diversity, we seem hell-bent to eliminate it. This is not posted in today’s Pile of Prep yet but it will be. Stossel concludes:
Psychiatrist Dr. Daniel Amen, author of “The Power of the Female Brain,” conducted the biggest brain-scan study ever done — 46,000 scans — and found that “female brains were dramatically more active. Women are really wired for leadership. … If it wasn’t for this thing called children that derails their careers … they really make great CEOs.”
Amen says women are “better with things like empathy, intuition, collaboration, self-control.” Since leadership isn’t all about bellowing and frightening people, those are useful corporate skills.
They are also useful skills for managing a household full of children and promoting family life. We should respect both choices.
Mike: No, John, we can’t respect both choices because anyone that doesn’t do what they are led to believe they should be doing in the name of equality, obviously that is an enemy of equality. Then Stossel concludes:
Politicians and “equality” feminists should respect reality: Differing choices comes with differing rewards — and different salaries.
Mike: No, John, just because someone makes different choices does not mean that they should take a cut in pay. What the evil, despicable boss ought to do is take those things into consideration and compensate for them regardless of whether or not they contribute to his bottom line, wait a minute, his or her bottom line.
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