21 Oct '12, 12pm

Untimely thoughts

Several readers commented in response to my note on “The 72% fallacy” that Governor Romney could not challenge the premise of the woman who asked him what he would do “to rectify the inequalities in the workplace, specifically regarding females making only 72 percent of what their male counterparts earn.” The proposition that the statistical disparity in pay between men and women results from employment discrimination, I observed, has been examined and disproved many times over. But, as several commenters reasonably noted, a serious candidate for president can’t say that; it would effectively kill his candidacy. Which got me thinking: what other home truths have moved beyond the pale of our public discourse? Below I serve up a few for your consideration. I’m not throwing my hat in the ring, so I’ll offer this one of my own untimely thoughts: I believe to the core of my bei...

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