Friday March 18, 2016
The 'other' tax: Societal privilege and the cost of being different
more stories from this episode
- Why are so many Canadian veterans turning to pot?
- Underwater soldiers: The history of military dolphins, from the Cold War to now
- The case for a robot president
- The 'other' tax: Societal privilege and the cost of being different
- HIV/AIDS shame culture from Gaëtan Dugas to Truvada
- Riffed from the headlines 18/03/2016
- Full Episode
By her estimate, women in the U.S. tech industry face a lifetime opportunity cost of up to $300,000, while being a gay man in the U.K. can cost up to $54,000.
"We are bad at valuing other people, and we are worse the more different they are than us." - Vivienne Ming
Ming — who is herself transgender — spent three years meticulously calculating the financial opportunity costs of social difference by gathering data from 100 different websites and coding 55,000 variables based on salary, occupation and other factors.