Wednesday, July 04, 2012

New Yorker Parity Report - July 9 & 16, 2012

Well at this rate the New Yorker will never reach gender parity in its by-lines. But at least it is reliably anti-Libertarian, and the article in this week's issue about the power struggle at the Cato Institute contains the most accurate description ever of the Libertarian "philosophy" -
By 2008, BB&T’s foundation had, according to the Charlotte Observer, given twenty-eight million dollars to twenty-seven different colleges, in order to, in the Observer’s words, “support the study of capitalism from a moral perspective.” Seventeen of those colleges promised to make “Atlas Shrugged” required reading in a class.
In several instances, Allison and the Kochs have supported pro-free-market curricula at the same schools, such as Florida Gulf Coast, a public university in Fort Myers, Florida, and Clemson, a public university in South Carolina.
What these programs and their donors share seems to be a view of society’s haves as not just lucky and talented but also as virtuous, and the have-nots as letting others carry their load. Government, meanwhile, is described as immorally aiding and abetting society’s losers at the expense of its winners.

The New Yorker Parity Report

A regular report on the gender parity - or lack thereof - of the current issue of The New Yorker based on table of contents by-lines
Includes fiction, non-fiction, poems. Does not include illustrations.

A score of 50% means that half of all writers in the issue are female.
A score of greater than 50% would mean more female than male writers. This never happens.

Parity change from previous week: +1%

July 9 & 16, 2012

Total writers: 20
male: 14
female: 6
gender parity score: 33%

Last week
Total writers: 21

male: 15
female: 6
gender parity score: 32%