Numlock News: September 4, 2018

By Walt Hickey Welcome back! I hope you enjoyed the long weekend. Crabs New research about the gender pay gap from the Baltimore Sun found that female crabs at twenty Baltimore area crab houses sold for between 51 cents and 81 cents on the dollar compared to the price of male crabs. The Sun has tracked the price asymmetry since 2016. This disparity is a welcome one for some immigrant communities, which favor the female crabs as they often come with roe and the sweeter meat, even if there’s less of it. Savvy crustacean fans seeking to arbitrage this market should know Captain Dick’s had the most extreme price disparity, with a dozen steamed males going for about $70 and a dozen steamed females going for just north of $35.

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