Corporations are Sexist

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    Yes, I am afraid it is true. There is a tremendous amount of sexual discrimination in the workplace. It's time we put a stop to this. It's about time that the liberals in Congress do something about the blatant discrimination going on corporate America against ... men!

    For you see, the ratio of unemployment of males to females is at generational highs!

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    Greg Mankiw's Blog: This Recession's Gender Gap

    I expect a full hearing from Nancy Pelosi to get to the bottom of these structural biases, with full support from MoveOn.org, the Daily Kos and the New York Times.
     
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    Um ... that's because there are more men working than women still.
     
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    That's because women are paid less from the get go, therefore they are the ones most likely to be kept on when times get tough.
     
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    The gap between men's and women's wages is at all time lows. Yet the ratio of men to women's unemployment is at all-time highs. One would expect that if the wage gap was narrowing, then the ratio would be falling, not rising.
     
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    The statisticians adjust for this. They always have. Plus, female participation in the labor force is at an all-time high. Thus, the number of men working relative to women should not be a reason for the relative increase in male unemployment.
     
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    First, unemployment is not based on who lost their job, but who is collecting unemployment benefits, so those numbers are never that accurate to begin with. However, of course more men will lose their jobs if more men have jobs.
     
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    Right, but everybody knows that so they statistically adjust for it. Otherwise, the ratio of male to female unemployment would always be higher, but that is not the case.
     
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    You don't realize that statistics are extremely subjective when published, right?
     
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    I have a fair understanding of statistics, so I generally understand the biases. Government statistics are not "extremely" subjective.

    As this guy notes

    A Dash of Insight: The Most Important Stat: Bloggers versus Experts

    As for the government, I have known many statisticians and economists. This sums it up about right.

    True or False: U.S. Economic Stats Lie at SmartMoney.com

    Now, if you think the government is cooking the books on purpose, I would suggest you read this.

    http://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2008/08/art1full.pdf

    I imagine nobody will because it is long and technical, but it offers a good rebuttal to the argument that the government is fudging the numbers for inflation.
     
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