Income inequality is where the capitalist system
is most vulnerable.
You can't have the capitalist system if
an increasing number of people think it is unjust
Women have very little idea
of how much men hate them
An imbalance between rich and poor is the
oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics
Our friends at MilPub have been debating the state of the nation's economy over the past week, a discussion which brings us to, The Chino.
According to the National Committee on Pay Equity, as reported on the National Organization for Women's website, "For full-time, year-round workers, women are paid on average only 78 percent of what men are paid; for women of color, the gap is significantly wider. These wage gaps stubbornly remain despite the passage of the Equal Pay Act in 1963, and a variety of legislation prohibiting employment discrimination."
Banana Republic ran this 8" ad in yesterday's New York Times, selling this timeless classic for $49.50 for men, $59.50 for women. Now, considering women are generally smaller than men, their clothes generally not built as ruggedly and they are paid less, why would their version of the classic sell for 20% more than that of their brethren?
The ad implicates a society in which inequality is the norm, even in fashion matters.
Just sayin'. . .