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CHAPTER 4

The Economic Double Standard

Image Sometimes we don’t see what is in plain sight. This is particularly true when it comes to beliefs and values we’ve inherited.

In the Bible, we’re told that when King David had his famous affair with Bathsheba, he had her husband sent to the front lines, where his rival was conveniently killed. But instead of being punished for adultery and murder, David continued to reign.1 On the other hand, under biblical law a girl accused of not being a virgin would be taken by her father to the city gates and slowly stoned ...

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