Economist Thomas Sowell wrote on Monday Hillary Clinton conflates gender statistics because she doesn’t actually care about fixing economic disparity.
“We expect to hear a lot of lies during an election year, and this year is certainly no exception. What is surprising is how old some of these lies are, and how often they have been shown to be lies, years ago or even decades ago,” he explained in an op-ed for the Toronto Sun. “One of the oldest of these lies is that women are paid less than men for doing the same work.”
“People like Hillary Clinton can simply grab a statistic about male-female income differences and run with it, since her purpose is not truth but votes,” Sowell continued. “Many studies have been done over many years — and they repeatedly show that women and men who work the very same hours in the very same jobs at the very same levels of skill and experience do not have the pay gaps that people like Hillary Clinton loudly denounce.”
“People who are looking for grievances are not going to be stopped by facts, especially if they are in politics.”
Sowell also explained that “people in the media and in academia abandon their roles as conduits for facts and take on the role of filterers of facts to promote social and political agendas.”
You can read his entire column over at the Toronto Sun.