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  • Series: Encounter Broadsides (Book 16)
  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Encounter Books (September 21, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1594035393
  • ISBN-13: 978-1594035395
  • Product Dimensions: 0.1 x 4.7 x 7.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,804,789 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Diana Furchtgott-Roth is a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, where she directs the Center for Employment Policy. Prior to joining Hudson, Ms. Furchtgott-Roth was chief economist of the U.S. Department of Labor and chief of staff of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers. Ms. Furchtgott-Roth is the editor of Overcoming Barriers to Entrepreneurship in the United States (Rowman and Littlefield, 2008) and the coauthor of The Feminist Dilemma: When Success Is Not Enough (AEI Press, 2001) and Women’s Figures: An Illustrated Guide to the Economics of Women in America (AEI Press, 1999). Ms. Furchtgott-Roth is a contributing editor for RealClearMarkets.com.


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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Bernard Chapin on September 25, 2010
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How Obama's Gender Policies Undermine America by Diana Furchtgott-Roth is the sixteenth in a series of small chapbooks Encounter Books is offering in a fascinating new publishing program. In this increasingly screen-oriented age, the concept of promoting paper books by putting out small, inexpensive, pocket-sized pamphlets on topics of political interest is a fascinating endeavor that should be supported.

Furchtgott-Roth is the author of two excellent books, Women's Figures: An Illustrated Guide to the Economics of Women in America and the more recent The Feminist Dilemma: When Success is Not Enough.

In fewer than fifty small-sized pages, writing accessibly so that the entire chapbook can probably be read in fifteen to thirty minutes by most readers, the author makes her case that the federal government is hurting our economic strength by attempting to ensure equality of outcome for women in the marketplace and not just equality of opportunity. "Equal outcomes is a pernicious goal for government policy, one that smacks of central planning and heavy official intrusion into private decision making, such as what to study and what vocation to pursue."

Furchtgott-Roth's agenda entails promoting men's rights. "Policymakers," she urges on the very first page, "should require that government contractors hire men to bring down their 10 percent unemployment rate. Health reform bills should feature Offices of Men's Health to help men live to the same age as women."

Furchtgott-Roth goes beyond trenchant analysis and vivid writing to find new pathways to demonstrating her point.
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Diana Furchtgott-Roth is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, and served as chief economist of the Department of Labor, and as chief of staff at the President's Council of Economic Advisers during the Bush administration. She has also written books such as Regulating to Disaster: How Green Jobs Policies Are Damaging America's Economy, Women's Figures: An Illustrated Guide to the Economic Progress of Women in America, Union Pensions at Risk, etc.

She begins this 2010 booklet by stating, "Both Congress and President Obama continue to advocate policies that favor women over men. The new financial regulation bill has mandated the creation of 29 offices to help the advancement of women. The recently passed health reform law has set up multiple offices of women's health. President Obama wants to extend quotas now in place for women in university sports to science and math." (Pg. 1-2)

She asserts that "the 21st-century feminist message is that women are weak and need protection through special preferences. Not only does this harm men by depriving them of opportunities, but it harms women by invalidating their hard-earned credentials. Not even a woman would choose a female brain surgeon for delicate surgery if she knew the surgeon was a product of affirmative action." (Pg.
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