Saturday, April 14, 2012

Weekend Reading And Viewing

The War On Mothers. You may have followed the recent debacles. Here's a good take on some of the arguments.

The War On Women. This is the weirdest Republican take on it ever. Ever. It argues that we should not address gender discrimination in the labor markets and that it would help women to remove all worker protections. It barely mentions the unavailability of affordable daycare, it does NOT mention the pitiful unpaid maternity leaves and it goes on about aspects of the system (differential treatment of women who have been in the labor market vs. not in retirement benefits, say) which the Republican platform supports. I should write a post on it but it's Saturday. Maybe later.

This is a fun thought experiment on the financial markets, well worth reading.

Finally, and just for fun, here is a philosophical cat.