“The truth is not nearly as politically useful as scare statistics,” writes Thomas Sowell in NRO. “The ‘gender gap’ is not nearly as big as the honesty gap.”
Hillary paid the women on her Senate staff 72% of what she paid the men. And at the White House, there is a pay gap between men and women on Mr. Obama’s staff—as there is in the economy as a whole. Read here from Dr. Sowell about the poetic justice in the recent fraudulent “pay gap” statistics, which compare apples to oranges.
There may be some poetic justice in the recent revelation that Hillary Clinton, who has made big noises about a “pay gap” between women and men, paid the women on her Senate staff just 72 percent of what she paid the men. The Obama White House staff likewise has a pay gap between women and men, as of course does the economy as a whole.
Does this mean that Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama both discriminate against women, that they are themselves part of the nefarious “war on women” that so many on the left loudly denounce? The poetic justice in the recent “pay gap” revelations is that the fundamental fraud in the statistics that are thrown around comes back to bite those who are promoting that fraud for political purposes.
What makes such statistics fraudulent is that they are comparing apples and oranges.
Innumerable studies, going back for decades, have shown that women do not average as many hours of work per year as men, do not have as many consecutive years of full-time employment as men, do not work in the same mix of occupations as men, and do not specialize in the same mix of subjects in college as men.