This is followed by a discussion of the fact that minority women make more money than white women in comparison to their men. Thurow then gives us a biological argument to explain this phenomenon, but he calls the assertion that men make more than women due to biological differences, “an assertion with no evidence” (187).
Thurow then argues that discrimination against women by men remains an inadequate explanation for this wage-gap, because only a “monumentally stupid” male would wish to keep the earnings of his wife depressed (Thurow 188). Thurow does suggest in the next section that educational differences between men and women may have explained part of the wage-gap in the 1930s, but this gap has been eliminated since WWII. After reviewing these unsatisfactory explanations for the wage-gap between men and women, Thurow turns to his offered reason. In this section he argues that most individuals become either economically successful or fail to between the ages of 25-35. Short of achieving economic success in this p