By Ashe Schow | 04/16/14 04:17 PM
America's dry cleaners aren't happy that President Obama used them as an example in remarks last week about the economic gap between the sexes. They say the disparity in dry cleaning bills is more complex than the systemized discrimination Obama hinted at in his April 8 remarks about the...
By Ashe Schow | 04/16/14 12:58 PM
New York Times author and liberal economist Paul Krugman has been offered a position as a distinguished scholar for a nine-month stint at the City University of New York's Luxembourg Income Study Center, which researches income inequality.
By Joseph Lawler | 04/16/14 08:28 AM
Thomas Piketty is worried that advanced countries like the United States are headed toward a future in which the wealthy grow ever richer while economic growth stagnates, and he believes that something must be done to prevent this “patrimonial capitalism” from taking hold.
By Thomas Sowell | 04/15/14 11:15 AM
The "war on women" political slogan is in fact a war against common sense. It is a statistical fraud when President Obama and other politicians say that women earn only 77 percent of what men earn -- and that this is because of discrimination.
By Joseph Lawler | 04/15/14 08:10 AM
President Obama has made it clear that the gender pay gap is at the top of his talking points heading into the months before the midterm elections, but his preferred solution isn't going anywhere, even as alternatives that might be viable go unexplored.
By Joseph Lawler | 04/14/14 06:34 AM
While members of Congress are out of Washington this week, the French economist Thomas Piketty will be visiting to spread ideas that could become influential both in the U.S. and around the world.
By Michael Barone | 04/11/14 05:31 PM
An economist serving on a second-term president's Council of Economic Advisers might expect to weigh in on fundamental issues, restructuring the tax system or making entitlement programs sustainable over the long term. Barack Obama once talked of addressing such issues, and Republican leaders...
By Mona Charen | 04/11/14 10:42 AM
The screeching polarization of American political and cultural life in recent years is exacting a toll. Debate has been debased. Contempt and hatred for those with opposing views is now the norm. Although some on the Right have criticized their own side -- think of Rick Perry and Jeb Bush...
04/10/14 05:25 PM
Cartoon by Michael Ramirez/Creators Syndicate.
By Ashe Schow | 04/10/14 04:54 PM
Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg continued to push debunked statistics regarding her Ban Bossy' campaign Wednesday night. Sandberg, speaking with Fox News host Megyn Kelly, not only failed to note that women's choices were the main reason behind issues like the supposed wage...
04/09/14 05:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans blocked a Senate bill Wednesday aimed at narrowing the pay gap between men and women, an election-year ritual that Democrats hope will help spur women to back them in this fall's congressional elections. GOP lawmakers said the measure could hinder employers from...
By Brian Hughes | 04/09/14 04:18 PM
President Obama ripped Senate Republicans Wednesday for blocking a paycheck fairness bill, leveling charges against the GOP that will serve as the centerpiece of the Democratic 2014 campaign pitch. The Paycheck Fairness Act, which was designed to combat wage disparity between men and women,...
By Ashe Schow | 04/09/14 03:52 PM
It appears Democrat attempts to use Equal Pay Day as an opportunity to knock Republicans as waging a “war on women” totally fell flat. For years, President Obama and Democrats have been trotting out the “77 cent” figure to claim that women earn less than men, even in the 21st century....
By Susan Ferrechio | 04/09/14 01:47 PM
Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, released a statement explaining his opposition to the Paycheck Fairness Act, saying it could bring “substantial burdens on businesses.” King is an independent who caucuses and votes mostly with Democrats. Other than King, all Democrats voted for the bill and all...
By Susan Ferrechio | 04/09/14 12:39 PM
Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked a Democratic bill that would have required companies to prove that wage discrepancies are not based on gender. The "Paycheck Fairness Act," is a key measure in the Democratic agenda, which lawmakers admit has little chance of passing but believe will...
By Charles Hoskinson | 04/17/14
By Byron York | 04/17/14
By Susan Ferrechio | 04/16/14
By Joel Gehrke | 04/17/14
By Sean Higgins | 04/17/14