Freeman

December 1994

Volume 44, 1994

FEATURES

Invisible Value

DECEMBER 01, 1994 by JANE S. SHAW

Beyond Equality of the Sexes

DECEMBER 01, 1994 by JENNIFER ROBACK

Enabling the State to impose equality of outcomes, including closing the gender pay gap, would deny the individual power to pursue her own valued ends. Instead, it would substitute the ends of a politically powerful coalition.

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