Discrimination or Ability?
By Arnold Kling
Anne Case, Christina Paxson, and Mahnaz Islam say that the wage premium reflects cognitive ability.
[____] is significantly associated with greater educational attainment, and selection into higher skill occupations – both of which confer higher earnings capacity.
They argue that their results show that people who are not [____] suffer from reduced cognitive ability rather than from discrimination. Nonetheless, I still believe that I am a victim. I want more than just Greg Mankiw’s tax in redress. I demand reparations!