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The wage gap doesn't exist
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    Does the wage gap exist?

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  • The wage gap is a statistical fact, according to the governmental research, hence it does exist. The interpretation of causes of this gap, however, has not reached consensus yet, and as far as I know, no proper models have been developed to properly explain it with the reference to the available data.

    Purely from the intuitive perspective, I would say that the wage gap is partially influenced by discrimination, but that influence is pretty small compared to other, non-discriminatory factors.
  • RyanHoughRyanHough 66 Pts
    @MayCaesar Our country is a Democratic/Republic Country and we support Capitalism. That means you get what you work for. If there is a wage gap its because the person did not work as hard as those who are being paid more. If you believe otherwise then you are not realizing the simple fact that this is the U.S. and we work for our pay we are not communists and if you want equal pay go to Russia.
  • RyanHoughRyanHough 66 Pts
    The wage gap exists because it needs to exist in order for our country to not be Communist
  • billbatardbillbatard 120 Pts
    is everyone paid the same? no . then there is a wage gap
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  • MayCaesarMayCaesar 1569 Pts

    This is not how capitalism works. Your wage is not determined by how hard you work, it is determined by how much your employer values your work. The system you are describing is called meritocracy, and that system is utopian and quite authoritarian. I would not want to live in a meritocracy, although some of the meritocratic ideas are commendable.

    It is not about what I "believe", it is about what I can observe with my own eyes. I have had personal conversations with a lot of employers, all the way up to multi-millionaires, and I have seen the amount of prejudice most people do not even suspect exists. Granted, prejudice based on irrelevant factors such as race or gender very rarely enters the equation, but even that is not unheard of.

    Finally, Russia does not have equal pay. I am not sure where you got this idea, but in Russia employers are free to set any wage they want, as long as it is above or equal to the federal and regional minimum. As for communism, it ended in Russia in 1991, and even when it was still present, there was no equal pay in Russia.

    I was not claiming that wage gap is a bad thing; in fact, a lack of wage gap would mean that something is terribly wrong in the economy. I am not sure why the folks dislike my post, while essentially agreeing with me. Maybe not reading past the first sentence is the problem?
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