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Income inequality

Posted by on Mar. 6, 2014 at 2:28 AM
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Larry Elder @larryelder 

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http://LarryElder.com


Hollywood's political donations go to dems-- to battle "income inequality"--while the industry pays actresses 39% compared to actors.

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Clairwil
by Gold Member on Mar. 6, 2014 at 3:32 AM
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At the top, it isn't "the industry" who decides what to pay them.   It is the audience, by how much of a draw each individual is, so how much leverage the person has to negotiate a higher wage.

It would be fairer to compare how much the stars of a single show (such as the big bang theory) get.

Ednarooni160
by Eds on Mar. 6, 2014 at 12:52 PM
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HA!!!  GOOD ONE..HYPOCRITES...

SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Mar. 6, 2014 at 2:03 PM
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No - It's not the audience. We don't pay them. The producers do.

On the other hand, taxpayers absolutely pay the salaries of our elected and non-elected leaders.

The ironic thing is this industry - overwhelmingly liberal - demands that women be paid the same as men. Yet they don't do it themselves.

Can anyone say hypocrisy?

Quoting Clairwil:

At the top, it isn't "the industry" who decides what to pay them.   It is the audience, by how much of a draw each individual is, so how much leverage the person has to negotiate a higher wage.

It would be fairer to compare how much the stars of a single show (such as the big bang theory) get.


BaronSamedi
by Bronze Member on Mar. 7, 2014 at 9:35 AM

it's a matter of draw.  Women have not historically carried a picture.  While there are exceptions.  the person who is seen as the moneymaker is male.

SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Mar. 7, 2014 at 6:10 PM
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But the film industry is 99.999% liberal.

If income equality means that much to them, they will do it in their own industry, well before they demand that other industries do it. If they believe in income equality, they will lead the way. 

But they don't, so they don't really mean it. They just like to boss people around. And the WH is a fine example. "Do as I say, and not as I do." 

Why don't libs get the log out of their own eyes, before trying to get the speck out of their  neighbor's eye?

It's the epitome of hypocrisy.

Quoting BaronSamedi:

it's a matter of draw.  Women have not historically carried a picture.  While there are exceptions.  the person who is seen as the moneymaker is male.


Clairwil
by Gold Member on Mar. 7, 2014 at 6:58 PM


Quoting BaronSamedi:

it's a matter of draw.  Women have not historically carried a picture.  While there are exceptions.  the person who is seen as the moneymaker is male.

Perhaps it is the script writing?

Would you say that the lead male roles usually showcase the individuality of the actors more than the lead female roles?

Here's the (non animated) top box office hits of 2013:

Iron Man Three

Stars: Robert Downey Jr.Guy PearceGwyneth PaltrowDon Cheadle


The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Stars: Jennifer LawrenceJosh HutchersonLiam HemsworthPhilip Seymour Hoffman


Man of Steel

Stars: Henry CavillAmy AdamsMichael ShannonDiane Lane


Gravity

Stars: Sandra BullockGeorge ClooneyEd HarrisOrto Ignatiussen


Fast & Furious 6

Stars: Vin DieselPaul WalkerDwayne JohnsonMichelle Rodriguez


Oz the Great and Powerful

Stars: James FrancoMichelle WilliamsRachel WeiszMila Kunis


Star Trek Into Darkness

Stars: Chris PineZachary QuintoZoe SaldanaBenedict Cumberbatch


World War Z

Stars: Brad PittMireille EnosDaniella KerteszJames Badge Dale


Thor: The Dark World

Stars: Chris HemsworthNatalie PortmanTom HiddlestonStellan Skarsgård


The Heat

Stars: Sandra BullockMichael McDonaldMelissa McCarthyDemian Bichir


We're the Millers

Stars: Jason SudeikisJennifer AnistonEmma RobertsEd Helms


The Great Gatsby

Stars: Leonardo DiCaprioCarey MulliganJoel EdgertonTobey Maguire



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