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Gringo: So, is it the point that economic improvements/empowerment will eventually off-set culturally derived discrimination?

marco: Good question.  What is striking about this piece is how vividly it demonstrates the power of Money to overthrow (undermine?) age-old cultural norms in the matter of a few short years.  In this case, Money trumped misogyny, seemingly with ease:

It does not strike it as so odd for me. Whenever factor prices are distorted in the market then it is bound to be caused by cultural or political constraints on markets to allocate resources to their most productive uses. Even Marx understood to destroy feudalism the rise of "capitalism" {sic} was the tool to do it.

Whenever I see when resources are not allocated efficiently, I immediately consider what is distorting the markets either through laws or customs.

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by Ronald Rutherford (rdrradio1 -at- msn -dot- com) on Sat Aug 22nd, 2009 at 06:13:52 PM EST
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