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  •  Borjas knows many high IQ people in (3+ / 0-)

    academia who are "losers." Unlike the highly successful lower IQ people.

    Parsing that is pretty difficult. Unless you are a conservative who hates academia and only admires the rich.


    There are two kinds of people in this world. The kind who divide the world into two kinds of people, and the kind who don't.

    by upstate NY on Fri May 10, 2013 at 05:19:10 PM PDT

    •  If he accepted Richwine's thesis (2+ / 0-)

      I think that the quote could mean that, in accordance with Richwine's correlation between class and IQ, Borjas believes that people who have old money and the right bloodline are indeed the smartest, but perhaps not "street smart," whereas pushy, upstart immigrants may lack the finer qualities, yet they don't know when to give up until they get what they want.

      His language is almost admirably slippery, that Borjas.

      Just because the government keeps a record of real property transfers, it doesn't mean that the government wants to confiscate your home.

      by NCJan on Fri May 10, 2013 at 05:51:06 PM PDT

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