banning workplace discrimination not only morally correct but good for the economy

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    Economist's View: Equal Rights Spurred Productivity
    ^In the past 50 years as much as 20% of the increase in productivity, and 15-20% of the wage growth is a result of reduced discrimination against minorities and women due to increased competition and better quality workers getting jobs based on merit rather than sex or skin color

    despite this fact it is only illegal to fire people for being gay in 21 states
    Pass Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA)
     
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    How do you conclude that without figures of how the growth would have been otherwise?
     
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    the study did it a few ways by using models and statistical applications comparing areas that saw more declines in discrimination; they also measured total earnings/production and what contributed to them after and proceeding less discrimination and so forth
     
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    So in other words, conclusions are based on assumptions and thus not very reliable.
     

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