“News media has been buzzing lately about the “Paycheck Fairness Act” sponsored primarily by Democratic elected officials in Congress. The rhetoric is exactly what one would expect: there is discrimination in the job market, observable in the “wage gap” between men and women workers (and other gender identities). So we need a law to fix this problem. As usual, any and all problems arise due to some mystical shortcoming in people’s voluntary choices — and they can always be corrected by glorious government.
Those who have accumulated enormous wealth have often, of not always, to a significant extent been able to do so because they have been favored at someone else’s expense. Of these, some are directly in bed with government and make fortunes dealing with and offering services to politicians; others benefit from barriers to entry of all kinds.”