Folbre on “Cougar Capitalism”

Nancy Folbre

Nancy Folbre, economics professor, writes a column in the New York Times Economix blog about what she calls cougar capitalism, where women achieve success in what has been a male-dominated business world. She cites the example of Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina, highly successful women who have used their money and influence to win primary elections in California for governor and U.S. senator. (New York Times, 7/5/10)