Lucky lesbians: the pay gap no one wants to talk about

On Friday, the British government announced its much-touted plans to tackle the mythical gender pay gap.

The Tories want to force British companies to publish data on the earnings of their male and female employees in an attempt to ‘shame’ companies into resolving the alleged injustice of pay inequality.

What all this handwringing misses is that the gender pay gap isn’t the shameful product of endemic discrimination – it is the result of free choices made by individuals in a free society.