Making History?

The folks over at Reason have their super hot take on Hillary Clinton’s nomination:

It’s the kind of surface-level thinking we’ve long come to expect from the libertarian crowd.

No, Hillary Clinton isn’t going to solve all of America’s problems by virtue of being a woman. But there is evidence to support the notion that the first female President of the United States could have significant implications beyond symbolism. Matthew Yglesias explains:

Women lead different lives than men, and would consequently govern differently if more of them were in office. And the evidence strongly suggests that electing women to high-profile jobs inspires more women to run for and win lower-profile jobs. The presidency is by far the highest-profile job in American politics, meaning a Clinton presidency would likely have a meaningful downstream impact on women’s representation for years to come — with far-reaching ramifications for public policy at both the state and national level.

 

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