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April 10, 2005

after the quake

Filed under: pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 9:00 pm


day labourers
gathered at the Goodwill —
the dripping awning






after the quake

         the weathervane

                   pointing to the earth


                                   WelchQuakeG  Click for original, full-screen













after the quake

a hobo

directing traffic









after the quake

adding I love you

to a letter



the weathervane” – from Open Window

day labourers”  The Heron’s Nest   (April 2004)




the first

jetski of spring —

seagulls scatter


                [April 10, 2005]




 “WhyMenEarnMore”  On this week’s “Unfiltered“, Tucker Carlson mentioned Warren Farrell’s 

new book Why Men Earn More: The Startling Truth Behind the Pay Gap—

and What Women Can Do About It (AMAcom, 2005).  The book brings together

evidence and explanations for the wage gap between men and women:  finding that it

primarily comes down to life choices (tradeoffs), not gender discrimination, a position

that I have held for quite a long time.  At the publisher’s website, you can find 8 Tips

for Women Who Want to Earn More Money and some interesting stats on gender

and pay — including:

• Women are 15 times more likely than men to become top executives

at major corporations before the age of 40.

• Men who have never been married and never had children earn only

85% of their female counterparts—even when both are college educated

and work full-time.

By the way, “Warren Farrell, Ph.D. (Carlsbad, CA) is an internationally esteemed

expert on gender issues, and the only man to have been elected three times to the

board of directors of the National Organization for Women (NOW) in New York City.

briefcase women neg small   Tucker Carlson made an admission that I have

heard repeatedly from men in my age cohort (mid-fiftes):  “Many people,

including me, prefer hiring women.”  I believe we need to start inspiring

our young males to greatness and self-fulfillment, just as we have with

young girls and women the past few decades.  Otherwise, the slacker,

unfocused, lack of gravitas that many of us elders see in the male youth

and young adults of today will mean ever greater wage and status inequality —

this time, with women on top, due to their work ethic and talents.  Of course,

young males might decide they would like to switch gender roles with women:

with an orientation toward home and childcare, rather than career and “success.”

For some, it will be a choice that is a good fit.  The rub: convincing a woman she

needs to put up with having a male around fulltime instead of a maid or nanny.


tiny check  The American Antitrust Institute announced the publication of its first book today, and

it might interest many in the legal weblog community — Network Access, Regulation and Antitrust.

(Routledge, April, 2005)  The book is edited by AAI Vice President Diana Moss, has

a steller interdisciplinary list of contributors, and is the outcome of AAI’s four-year Network

Access Project.   As the AAI announcement explains:

The first part of the volume focuses on five topics that are central to reasoned

analysis of the access problem. The second part presents ten case studies of

network access in the energy, transportation, telecommunications, internet, and

banking industries. The volume concludes with comparisons and contrasts across

the cases and policy recommendations.


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