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Economist Tyler Cowen of Marginal Revolution interviews Stanford economist Raj Chetty and borrows a number of his questions from my appreciative 2015 critique in Taki's Magazine, "Moneyball for Real Estate," of the flaws in Chetty's methodology in his huge and much publicized study of how income mobility over the generations varies by county across the... Read More
We can ask this question about life expectancy first for people in the bottom quarter of the income distribution and then for people in the top quarter of affluence. According to Stanford economist Raj Chetty’s paper, the poor live longest where there is massive economic inequality, lots and lots of cops, and unaffordable housing: e.g.,... Read More
The New York Times' "Upshot" section has a long-running arrangement with economist Raj Chetty (who recently moved from Harvard to Stanford) to publicize his research on a vast trove of otherwise confidential IRS 1040 data without emphasizing the politically incorrect implications of his research. Chetty has now posted a new paper on life expectancies by... Read More
influential book on 21st Century nature versus nurture arguments was 1998's The Nurture Assumption by Judith Rich Harris (with a foreword by Steven Pinker). Harris downplayed the idea that parenting has much impact on their children. For example, children grow up with the accents of their playground peers, not their parents. (Of course, parents play... Read More
Economist Raj Chetty, now at Stanford, has a new paper out based on his giant data trove of IRS 1040 returns. The IRS gave him anonymized access to track the life histories of a whole bunch of kids born in 1980-82 via their parents' tax returns in 1996-2000 and their own tax returns in 2011-2012.... Read More
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Steve Sailer is a journalist, movie critic for Taki's Magazine, VDARE.com columnist, and founder of the Human Biodiversity discussion group for top scientists and public intellectuals.


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