Tag Archive: women


  • Want to help women? Lower marginal tax rates

    This year April 17 is Tax Day.  Those who pay little tax count themselves as lucky winners.  Some of the biggest losers will be married, working women, who are being discouraged from working by high rates of tax. Higher marginal tax rates discourage married women from working.  When single women work and are considering marriage, […]

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  • Women prosper when markets are free

    Today is International Women’s Day and, in some of the least surprising news of the day, it turns out that women’s equality ties into economic freedom. International Women’s Day was founded by the American Socialist Party in 1909 and usually ends up celebrating women in government, politics, and statism, but let’s look at something else. […]

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  • The Hidden Costs of Mandatory Maternity Leave

    A new bill has been proposed recently in the District of Columbia which would entitle employees to 12 weeks of paid leave when they have a child. Diana Furchgott-Roth, a Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, responded with a thoughtful commentary urging people to remember who would pay the costs of this policy: DC businesses […]

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  • How Capitalism Made Modern Motherhood

    Note: This piece is dedicated to my mom, as I celebrate my first Mother’s Day without her. With Mother’s Day upon us, it’s worth taking a moment to consider the vision of motherhood that we normally celebrate on this day. The holiday’s origins, interestingly enough, come from celebrations of the role of mothers in the […]

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  • Don’t Draft Women. Don’t Draft Anybody.

    The draft has been unpopular for quite a while. Most people don’t like the idea of being forced to fight in a war, and now US citizens have even more reason for dismay: top generals have been suggesting to expand the draft to include women. This isn’t a shocking surprise, given the recent decisions to […]

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  • What’s Not Being Said About the Wage Gap

    The gap in wages between men and women has been a topic of debate for years. With candidate Hillary Clinton shining light on the issue with promises for a Paycheck Fairness Act, Diana Furchtgott-Roth has addressed what’s not being addressed in conversations about the wage gap: choice. Furchtgott-Roth notes that the differences in wages for […]

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  • Getting to Know the Gender Gap

    We take a trip down memory lane to look at one of our older and perhaps more controversial videos, where we tackle the question of the wage gap. Take a look at the video and let us know what you think.

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