By Tom Woods
You’ve heard about the “gender wage gap.”
That fable goes like this: since women in the aggregate earn only 79% of what men earn in the aggregate, women “earn 79% of what men earn for doing the same work.”
You get extra points for brain-wave activity if you asked: “Wait, how did ‘for doing the same work’ get added onto that?”
I’ll get to that in a minute.
The automobile manufacturer Audi just released an ad for virtue-signaling purposes to let us all know how outraged they are that women suffer from a 21% pay gap.
Right now the ratio of thumbs down to thumbs up for the ad on YouTube is running at 12 to 1, so not everyone in the world is brain dead.
So is there anything to the “pay gap” claim?