Can We All Just Get Along and Solve the Gender Wage Gap?

Can We All Just Get Along and Solve the Gender Wage Gap?

Can We All Just Get Along and Solve the Gender Wage Gap?

National Review editor Ramesh Ponnuru and I take our debate to real time.


After having an Internet-based back and forth on the causes (and therefore potential solutions) of the gender wage gap, Ramesh Ponnuru and I took our discussion to Bloggingheads to hash it out in real time. I want to echo his sentiment at the end: I’m really grateful not only that he agreed to do this with me but that we could have a fact-based, bipartisan, civil conversation that both highlighted some common ground—we need to give parents more childcare support, women’s choices may be constrained by society’s expectations, the GAO should do another study on the gap—and some of our differences. And as I said to him during the video, it’s refreshing to have a discussion with a conservative that doesn’t fight over the existence of the gender wage gap itself but can instead move to a conversation about how we might best address it.

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