Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Links ...

  1. Alison Gopnik's The Philosophical Baby: "So one of the ideas in the book is that children are like the R&D department of the human species."

  2. Harriet Harman, the UK's Equalities Minister, "[denounces] the City [of London] as a 'breeding ground for discrimination and unfairness', [and] ... has taken action with a new Bill which will oblige companies with more than 250 employees to publish the average hourly pay gap between men and women. Companies have until 2013 to comply, after which an annual 'gender pay audit' will become law.

    Harman is confident that the onus will now be on to companies to show they are being fair to female staff, rather than vice versa. The Bill also tackles discrimination over age and class and outlaws secrecy clauses for pay.

  3. Pratiksha Baxi in Law and Other Things: A Critique of Tabloidization of Law.

  4. SocProf: In Praise of Strong Social(ist) Policy.

  5. Tara Parker-Pope: What Are Friends For? A Longer Life.