Moms Leave the Workforce Because They're Rational Actors, Not Maternal Softies

07/30/2014 04:17 pm ET | Updated Jul 30, 2014
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There’s an insidious undercurrent of thought in the American corporate world: Mothers just don’t make good workers. Their brains get hormonally addled when they have children, and they take their eyes off the prize and onto their newborns. Most people aren’t dumb enough to say this out loud, but occasionally someone -- like the billionaire investor Paul Tudor Jones -- slips up.