Thursday, November 27, 2008
Scuzzbucket of the Week
Walter Block, who holds the economics chair at Loyola, delivered a lecture a couple of weeks ago at the namesake college in Baltimore on why women get paid a lot less than men and bump into a "glass ceiling."
His conclusion was that women are less productive.
During question time, someone asked why blacks get paid a lot less than whites.
The explanation was the same.
The way Block sees it, women's intellects cluster around the mean, while men dominate the high and the low ends of the spectrum. Thus, while women are much less likely to wind up in prison, an early grave or sleeping on the streets, they are also much less likely to win a Nobel Prize -- except for "wussy stuff like poetry" -- or rise to the top of a corporation.
The entire article can be read at the link above.