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Mind the Gap

A fixation with equality leads us to examine possible ‘gaps’ in outcomes.  Is there, for example, a gender pay gap, in which women are...

Do we get Bank Holidays right?

As the UK slides unto another long weekend of days off in the rain and traffic jams headed for the coasts, attention turns once...

The Opportunity Cost Of Late Childbirth

It really would be helpful if people who used certain economic phrases grasped what those phrases meant. So it is with opportunity cost. It's...

Here’s The Real Reason For The Gender Pay Gap Complaints

So, here it comes, the morphing of the complaints about the gender pay gap into the true political demand. All must be more equal...

Huzzah! We’re Done, Childrens’ Stereotypes Of Scientists Include Women Now

It's an obvious enough observation that the world isn't perfect. There are indeed many things about it that we'd like to change. But we...

The One Great And True Finding In All The Social Sciences

It's possible to ponder what the hard sciences have told us. Gravity's pretty cool, the second law of thermodynamics explains much about the human...

The Effects Of Sharia Law On Marriage – Nope, Not This

Mark Twain pointed out that it's not what you don't know that's dangerous, it's what you are certain is true but which ain't that...

Advertising’s Lists Of Women To Bump Uglies With

Or, as we might put it, the evidence we need of the gross sexism of the advertising industry. For that's an entirely reasonable reading...

This Gender Pay Gap Is Extremely Worrying

I'm a lot more worried about this gender pay gap than you are. Considerably more so - and that's even if you're one of...

We Must Eradicate The Appalling Gender Working Gap

We hear rather a lot about how women are locked out of certain jobs in the economy. That no one is locked out but...