Elizabeth Bauer
Elizabeth Bauer
elizabethbauer

Elizabeth Bauer is a Forbes contributor and actuary who lives in the Chicago area. She also writes as Jane the Actuary at Patheos.com and tweets at @janetheactuary.

What’s Wrong With A Study Claiming It Found Job Discrimination By Using ‘Black Names’ On Fake Resumes

As we see a rise in institutional attempts to address racial discrimination, it’s important to look critically behind the curtain at the proof that claims it exists.

7 Exorbitant Welfare Proposals Packed Into Biden’s ‘American Family Plan’

Biden’s American Family Plan would dole out free college, free child care, free meals, and more. But does the math add up? Nope.

Illinois Bill Would Force Health Insurers To Buy Babies For Gay And Single People

For two men or singles to wish to parent a child to whom they have a partial biological connection does not mean that they are ‘infertile.’

5 Reasons Making Taxpayers Pay Off Student Loans Is A Rotten Idea

Regardless of whether Biden would find a loophole or merely attempt to cajole Congress, it remains concerning that there are many people who want him to force taxpayers to bail out the well off.

Biden COVID Advisor: Those Older Than 75 Should Get Vaccines Last

American’s should be deeply troubled that a man Biden is looking to for advice on COVID is someone who hopes to die at 75 and has publicly supported rationing care for the elderly.

Biden Should Take The Cognitive Test Trump Aced

I don’t claim the expertise to assess to what degree Biden’s ‘gaffes’ are a concern, but they’re numerous. With all the speculation about cognitive impairment, there’s a way to find out so we can drop the subject.

Why Pete Buttigieg’s Mythical ‘Line’ Is An Argument For Unlimited Abortion

Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has created quite the standard for abortion that centers on an arbitrary ‘line’ and unlimited power for women.

Ending The Tampon Tax Is More About Punishing Men Than Helping Women

Why would the state have been so enthusiastic to exempt menstrual products while keeping the same rate for all other hygiene products, except as a political stunt?

Claiming Racism, Illinois Democrat Cancels Local Civil War Re-Enactment

This is a fundamental culture clash with politicians being wholly unprepared for a new brand of politics in which even traditional family events become politicized, and one more piece of American heritage disappears.

If You Want To Be Multicultural, Learn Real History, Not Identity Politicized Garbage

All this I might well expect from a pundit or a columnist in a college newspaper. But it’s a particular disappointment for this to have been authored by a professor of history.

Illinois Considers Another Terrifying Law Allowing Infanticide

Illinois is climbing on the infanticide bandwagon with a bill that removes any limits on abortion. It is sponsored by one-third of the state House. This bill is terrifying in its scope.

The Future Of Feminism Is…East Germany?

Professor Kristen R. Ghodsee’s book, ‘Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism: And Other Arguments for Economic Independence,’ makes a quixotic attempt to defend the quality of women’s lives living under communism.

How Different Is Starving Disabled Babies To Death Than Aborting Them?

The value of human life is not contingent on whether the parents want a baby, or whether abnormalities are present. It’s inherent.

Activists Demand Companies Advertise LGBT Behaviors Or Lose Ranking

The ‘equality’ agenda isn’t being mandated, but the incentives created are clear: acquiesce to the narrow leftist agenda or face repercussions.

Proportional Representation Like Missouri’s Is Just Another Form Of Gerrymandering

Redistricting for the ‘efficiency gap’ further abandons the idea that voters should have a real choice, and that their representative is out to represent them, not their political party.

The Pilgrims Didn’t Invent Thanksgiving, So Stop Blaming Them And Be Grateful

We should celebrate Thanksgiving as our ancestors did, a moment to reflect on the extraordinary blessings of our time.

No, Men Taking Transgender Hormones Don’t Get Periods

Let’s reiterate basic human biology: A period is the flow of menstrual blood approximately two weeks after ovulation. If you don’t ovulate, you don’t have a period.

How Companies Should Pressure The Ivy League To Stop Discriminating Against Asians

The stakes of the lawsuit accusing Harvard of discriminating against Asian American students in its selection process are much higher than they ought to be.

The Problem With AP Classes Is Far Bigger Than ‘Imperialism’

AP classes, and the College Board, have too large a role in defining the curriculum of American high schools due to their de facto monopoly on the college-credit system for high schoolers.

Transgender Politics Is Turning Sports Into Paralympics

This is, in itself, disturbing. But what’s more worrying is the acceptance of this state of affairs by journalists and even the athletes who lost their chance at victory.