January 11 2013
If you hear squawks emanating from the offices of the National Organization for Women and other advocates of more government intrusion into hiring and salaries in the private sector, chances are they’re just upset because June O’Neill, former director of the Congressional Budget Office, has a new book.
And it doesn't support calls for the government to meddle more in the private sector. The title of Ms. O’Neill’s new book is: The Declining Importance of Race and Gender in the Labor Market…And the Misdirection of Federal Employment Discrimination Policies.
In addiction to heading up the CBO, O'Neill served as director of policy research at the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. She's had an unparalleled vantage point from which to observe the outcomes of federal antidiscrimination policies on race-and gender-based wage gap issues.
Something tells me this is going to be big.
“Occasionally a book instantly alters the terms of debate . . . I hope this wonderful book helps us return to our ancient national aspiration: that we Americans are to treat all of our fellow citizens as individuals, not members of groups," says Charles Murray.
I haven’t yet read the book, but since the issues addressed are near and dear to IWF’s heart, I feel it's okay to quote from the AEI press release announcing the book (which AEI published).
Here are some of O’Neill’s key findings:
Ms. O’Neill’s husband, Dave O’Neill, an adjunct professor at Baruch College and a research fellow of the Institute for the Study of Labor, is co-author.
Fasten your seatbelts.