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How much difference had the Lily Ledbetter Act made in fair compensation? Consider the following article:

http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2013/01/29/1508421/ledbetter-anniversary-pay-gap/

What do you think about the author's view on this?

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Here is my opinion on the author's view, and the main points you should consider as you craft your response to this question.

The article is relatively short, and the author sums up the main points of the issue very effectively. The author plainly states that the issue "remains a stubbornly persistent problem," which directly shows us his stance on the issue. Garofalo then provides statistics showing why this issue remains important and how it is unresolved. ...

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This solution explains the effects that the Lily Ledbetter Act made in fair compensation, since being enacted.

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References:
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Acts:
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