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    Why Japan Should Reengineer Innovation

    The Japanese are good at innovation. It was their reengineering techniques that propelled them to a top world competitor in the 1980s. But since stagnation began 20 years ago, Japan’s skill of innovating is still only good. It needs to be great. Most economies can be categorized by four characteristics: … More

    What Miss Utah Should Have Said

    Miss Utah made headlines and lit up Twitter feeds with her infamous answer at the Miss USA Pageant. The judge asked Miss Utah, Marissa Powell, the following: “In 40% of American families with children, women are the primary earners yet they continue to earn less than men. What does this … More

    Equal Pay Act: No Need for a Next Generation

    Today, the Equal Pay Act becomes middle aged. This law made it unlawful to pay women lower wages based on sex. It was passed in the early 1960s, a time when there were far fewer women in the workforce. Today they make up nearly half of the workforce. Given the … More

    Equal Pay Act at 50: The Myth of the Gender Wage Gap

    Today marks the 50th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act. Signed into law by John F. Kennedy in 1963, the act ruled it unlawful to pay women lower wages based on sex. Women all across the United States have a great deal to celebrate because of what they have accomplished … More

    President Obama's Misleading Account of Lilly Ledbetter Equal Pay Case

    In the second presidential debate, when the issue of equal pay for women came up, President Obama responded with an assertion that was flat-out wrong. He said that he signed the Lilly Ledbetter bill because the Supreme Court had ruled that Ledbetter, who claimed in Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & … More

    Debate Analysis: Women's Pay Statistics Misleading

    When a questioner at Tuesday’s presidential debate stated that women make only 72 cents for every dollar that men make, both President Obama and Governor Mitt Romney agreed. Not so fast. This figure is highly misleading. The statistic comes from a Census Bureau report (see figure 2 here) comparing the … More

    Busting Myths About Women in the Workplace

    We’ve all heard the recycled arguments: Women face a “gender gap” in pay. Women face a “glass ceiling” keeping them from professional achievement. But one female economist and author is busting those myths. Diana Furchtgott-Roth serves as a bold, bright and encouraging truth teller in a culture that is drenched … More

    Marissa Mayer & the Gender Gap That Wasn’t

    A woman won’t become the CEO of anything if she is overly focused on the so-called “gender gap” in her field. Marissa Mayer is the perfect example. Mayer, 37 and pregnant, was just named CEO of Yahoo! after spending 13 years at Google. She reportedly doesn’t prefer to focus on … More