“Discrimination is abhorrent, but the Paycheck Fairness Act is not the right fix.” So says today’s Washington Post editorial on the legislation pending in the Senate. The Post’s editorial echoes some of the objections our colleague Christina Hoff Sommers raised last week in her New York Times op-ed on the bill. Sommers says, “The Paycheck Fairness bill would set women against men, empower trial lawyers and activists, perpetuate falsehoods about the status of women in the workplace and create havoc in a precarious job market. It is 1970s-style gender-war feminism for a society that should be celebrating its success in substantially, if not yet completely, overcoming sex-based workplace discrimination.”
Also of Interest
Attitudes towards the Tea Party over Time
Will IRS targeting of Tea Party groups reinvigorate the Tea Party movement? One way to begin to answer the question is to examine how views of the Tea Party have changed since 2010 when the pollsters began to track opinions about it. AEI’s public opinion team does just that in this compilation, reviewing trends from 11 major pollsters on Tea Party activism, support, and favorability.
Homeownership and the American Dream
The latest edition of AEI’s Political Report explores the relationship between homeownership and the American Dream. The two may not be as intertwined as they once were, but many still aspire to own their own homes. This issue also examines the new culture wars, pressures facing families, personal economic outlooks, and more!
Great books by AEI scholars: 75 for 75
Since AEI’s founding 75 years ago, its scholars, adjuncts, and members of the Institute’s Council of Academic Advisers have published many influential books.