Are women better cops, drivers, hedgefund managers?

On WNYC this morning, ran across an interview with Dan Abrams on his irresistable-sounding new book: Man Down: Proof Beyond a Reasonable Doubt that Women are Better Cops, Drivers, Gamblers, Spies, World Leaders, Beer Tasters, Hedge Fund Managers and Just About Everything Else.

Some of the Abrams’s fun observations: Women are better investors–i.e. they garner better long-term results–because they are more measured, less impulsive. Women are better legislators; and legislatures that have a preponderance of women are also less corrupt. Women wash their hands more often after using the bathroom. And 82 percent of the people struck by lightning are men because they tend to stay out on the golf course, and on the roof, even after the storm clouds have gathered.

One thing men are better at: Taking risks. Rep. Anthony Wiener are you paying attention?

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