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Community Obama Stayed Out of the Swamp, and That Hurt Him

Monday, January 30, 2017

This thoughtful blog entry by Megan McArdle is the best analysis yet of why the Democrats go so off track, as proven in the last election.

 


Community Some Blue-Collar Workers Probably Shouldn't Do Pink Jobs

Friday, January 6, 2017

This excellent blog by Megan McArdle does a deft job of explaining the employment challenges facing men (which I have covered previously).

First, she discusses the decline of male-dominated jobs and the rise in female-dominated "nurturing" fields. While she admits that men's and women's abilities have a normal distribution, there are clearly cases where the average woman's skills exceed the average man's, and visa versa. These average differences can't be dismissed as solely from socialization, e.g. rhesus monkeys. She then questions the future employment impact of these gender tendencies.

This is one of those "what we want vs. reality" cases — if you are going to analyze a problem, you have to address it realistically, not basing it on what you want reality to be.

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