Prager University: How Big Government Hurts Women

Do things like paid family leave or government subsidized child care really help women. Many of the under 40 variety think so.

But take a look.

Whether through mandated benefits allegedly intended to help women succeed in the job market, many of these benefits have had the opposite impact. Employers see women as “more expensive” or “less likely to work regular hours” or “unlikely to remain on the payroll” due to child-rearing or other distractions. Licensing is another stumbling block when jurisdictions use licenses to exclude competition in certain professions or as a source of revenue. Many of these professions are attractive to women but because of the licensing requirements and costs, many women are blocked from entry.

As usual, PragerU provides much compelling information that says big government does not have the best interests of women in mind. Free markets provide better solutions

Tom Stark

Tom Stark’s career began with Air Force service, including a year in Thailand and Vietnam, and progressed through a variety of manufacturing and service positions to Manager of Security, Safety, and Transportation for the Orange County (FL) Convention Center. He graduated from Barry University in 1994 and soon after embarked on a second career building custom furniture as an entrepreneur for the last 20 years. He unsuccessfully ran as a Tea Party candidate in the 2010 Congressional race (WV-01). Tom currently writes and advocates for smaller more prudent and less intrusive government, strengthening families and protecting life while building free market principles that make America stronger. He is now 70, retired, and residing with his wife in Weston, West Virginia.

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