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Stanford economist Raj Chetty (pictured above lower right) has assembled at his Equality of Opportunity Project an expert team of crack data analysts to figure out why there isn’t enough social mobility in America. Above is Chetty and his team at their 2016 Sonoma retreat.

They’ve been doing outstanding Big Data work at assembling vast multigenerational databases never before seen in the social sciences. Why, for instance, they ask, do blacks and Indians (American, not Asian) tend to be stuck in the lower income percentiles generation after generation?

But the answers they are finding only seem to be more baffling. Why aren’t blacks getting rich in Silicon Valley with their computer skills? Why does race matter, as Chetty’s new paper admits?

It’s a puzzlement.

One thing Chetty knows for sure … it couldn’t have anything to do with the links between IQ and ancestry!

 
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  1. Wow, it is a really exclusive group, only one cuck-beard was able to crack it.

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    • Replies: @JimB
    The cuck-beard and the one woman are wearing matching t-shirts. Probably they are dating or married. In gender politics, the interaction of male and female is given by the formula XX + XY --> XX + Xy.
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  2. OT
    Austin Bombing. Looks like the pic they show the face is lightened like they did with Zimmerman.

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    • Replies: @larry lurker
    From LA Times:

    However, Conditt's motive remains unknown, and officials suspect that "we are never going to be able to put a rationale behind these acts," said Austin Police Chief Brian Manley.

    In Conditt's confession video, "he does not at all mention anything about terrorism, nor does he mention anything about hate," Manley said. "Instead it is the outcry of a very challenged young man talking about challenges in his personal life that led him to this point.
     

    This sounds about right, actually. He sounds like a mass-shooter type who just wanted to take out some random, innocent people before offing himself. The blog posts (apparently writing assignments for a class) he made in his late teens suggest conservative/libertarian leanings, but so far the media isn't making too much out of that.

    I'm also guessing the future planned targets were mostly white households or businesses - otherwise I can't imagine they'd dismiss the possibility that these were hate crimes so quickly.

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  3. Marlon Bundo Pence, the Second Family’s pet rabbit, has a book and a skyrocketing instagram account

    https://www.instagram.com/marlonbundo/

    I consider this a good idea for a social media share. The humorless left will snark something negative about a bunny rabbit and make themselves look bad to the normies.

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    • Agree: Abe
    • Replies: @Redneck farmer
    "It's not a rabbit, it's a monster!"
    , @Anonymous

    The original book, Marlon Bundo's A Day in the Life of the Vice President, was written by Mr Pence's daughter Charlotte and illustrated by his wife Karen. It tells the story of the VP through the eyes of his family's rabbit.

    Oliver's rival book, A Day In The Life of Marlon Bundo, illustrated by E.G. Keller, tells the story of the same pet as he falls in love with and marries another male rabbit - taking aim at Pence's history with LGBT rights.
     
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  4. OT

    The Toxic Meritocracy of Video Games
    Why Gaming Culture Is the Worst
    2018
    Christopher A. Paul

    New media critic and longtime gamer Christopher A. Paul explains how video games’ focus on meritocracy empowers a negative culture—from the deep-bred misogyny to the endemic malice of abusive player communities. He suggests ways to ultimately foster a more diverse, accepting, and self-reflective culture that is not only good for gamers but for good for video games as well.

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    • Replies: @Lurker
    Geez, what a fag.
    , @Daniel Chieh
    He could never git gud.
    , @Altai
    Dara O'Briain has been making this joke for at least 8 or 9 years. Hardly revolutionary. But increasingly games have become a heaven for failed TV producers or film directors who think the playing of the game is an impediment to the cutscenes. Needless to say it's an unnecessary expense dragging on already bloated software so of course journalist and cultural critics want more of it.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYUng5MtTd8&t=2m40s

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKIiUsbOO24&t=1m20s
    , @Forbes
    Chris Paul should stick to basketball...
    , @Stan Adams

    He suggests ways to ultimately foster a more diverse, accepting, and self-reflective culture that is not only good for gamers but for good for video games as well.
     
    I blame Nintendo. Back in the day, the NES came with "guy games" like Super Mario Bros. and Duck Hunt. Girls were totally excluded. An entire generation was corrupted by the gaming patriarchy.

    If only more kids had been exposed to butt-kicking babes like this one...
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJ8PfrWNymI
    , @ThirdWorldSteveReader
    LOL, some cultures have honor killings, but sure, let's call gaming culture the worst.

    Besides, interesting that he associates meritocracy to misogyny.
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  5. That is about as white a group as a special forces squad, if you count our (((fellow whites))). I wonder what magic dirt they grew up around to be part of such a crack team.

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  6. The BRILLIANT RAINBOW OF DIVERSITY in that group pic is breathtaking!

    (You can’t make this stuff up……)

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    • Replies: @El Dato
    And there is nothing wrong with that. Seriously.
    , @Louis Renault
    Obviously they are enjoying lunch in the seperate but equal dining room.
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  7. I expect that in 30 or 40 years’ time we’ll find out that all the real work was performed by three or four black women who weren’t normally invited to lunch with the gang even though Raj wouldn’t publish anything until one of them had vetted it.

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  8. @Lot
    Marlon Bundo Pence, the Second Family's pet rabbit, has a book and a skyrocketing instagram account

    https://www.instagram.com/marlonbundo/

    I consider this a good idea for a social media share. The humorless left will snark something negative about a bunny rabbit and make themselves look bad to the normies.

    http://scontent-lax3-1.cdninstagram.com/vp/21fb91c6ec5900b3348d61cc8a16c100/5B2D398A/t51.2885-15/e35/27573918_418309221931368_3395363520856981504_n.jpg

    “It’s not a rabbit, it’s a monster!”

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  9. Anonymous[326] • Disclaimer says:

    That could be an Asian guy (looking a bit like Kim Jong-il) obscured in the back left. Why are they hiding him? Isn’t that racist?

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    • Replies: @Lurker
    And which Hidden Figure was forced to take the photo and thus exclude themselves?
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  10. Wow, Raj Chetty is hostile to hiring people of color…aka he’s…racist!

    Perhaps Mr. Chetty could look in the mirror after he asks about the white/black pay gap. It’s bad bigots like him who refuse to hire the abundant Black data mining talent that’s just rotting away in the fields.

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    • Replies: @ThirdWorldSteveReader
    Yes, the picture makes it clear that Chetty's group is in urgent need of Affirmative Action.
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  11. Anonymous[241] • Disclaimer says:
    @Lot
    Marlon Bundo Pence, the Second Family's pet rabbit, has a book and a skyrocketing instagram account

    https://www.instagram.com/marlonbundo/

    I consider this a good idea for a social media share. The humorless left will snark something negative about a bunny rabbit and make themselves look bad to the normies.

    http://scontent-lax3-1.cdninstagram.com/vp/21fb91c6ec5900b3348d61cc8a16c100/5B2D398A/t51.2885-15/e35/27573918_418309221931368_3395363520856981504_n.jpg

    The original book, Marlon Bundo’s A Day in the Life of the Vice President, was written by Mr Pence’s daughter Charlotte and illustrated by his wife Karen. It tells the story of the VP through the eyes of his family’s rabbit.

    Oliver’s rival book, A Day In The Life of Marlon Bundo, illustrated by E.G. Keller, tells the story of the same pet as he falls in love with and marries another male rabbit – taking aim at Pence’s history with LGBT rights.

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  12. Psych prof Jordan Peterson said something in one of many videos that I thought was relevant here. He pointed out that IQ studies were done right at the start of modern psychology in the early twentieth century , and that pretty much everything done in psychology research since that time depends upon the methods developed in IQ research.

    He said that if you throw out IQ research, you might as well toss the rest of it.

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  13. @Hippopotamusdrome
    OT
    Austin Bombing. Looks like the pic they show the face is lightened like they did with Zimmerman.

    From LA Times:

    However, Conditt’s motive remains unknown, and officials suspect that “we are never going to be able to put a rationale behind these acts,” said Austin Police Chief Brian Manley.

    In Conditt’s confession video, “he does not at all mention anything about terrorism, nor does he mention anything about hate,” Manley said. “Instead it is the outcry of a very challenged young man talking about challenges in his personal life that led him to this point.

    This sounds about right, actually. He sounds like a mass-shooter type who just wanted to take out some random, innocent people before offing himself. The blog posts (apparently writing assignments for a class) he made in his late teens suggest conservative/libertarian leanings, but so far the media isn’t making too much out of that.

    I’m also guessing the future planned targets were mostly white households or businesses – otherwise I can’t imagine they’d dismiss the possibility that these were hate crimes so quickly.

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  14. Can’t have diversity mucking up your plan to disprove a 25 yr old theory in diversity that keeps getting proven right and right again.

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    • Replies: @ThirdWorldSteveReader
    Short, clear, and precise.
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  15. The only diversity I see there is the rainbow of different colored t-shirts.

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    • Replies: @ic1000
    Looks Like America (squint harder).
    , @Mishra
    The group is at least 50% female, right? Am I missing something?

    Trannies or something? Help me out here, people.
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  16. As Peterike’s Law suggests, Chetty, as an Indian, is an inveterate huckster, fraud and phony, a Big Data carny telling you, “no really, it’s easy to pick the shell with the pea under it” while he bilks you for all he can.

    Fellow Indians would see through Chetty’s con in a heartbeat. Good Thinking high trust whites — those seated around the table — think they are doing God’s work when in fact their ring leader is just a dusky Old Scratch laughing his head off at how easy it is to buy souls in America.

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    • Replies: @J.Ross
    Analysis will not do better than this comment from peterike. This is after all the civilization that gave us the fakir and the pundit. We can still accept the truly bright ones while rejecting the street hustlers -- in fact, that's exactly what they do.
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  17. It is amazing how a group of smart people can collectively have a blind spot as they all grind on happily together, never finding the dark matter they are looking for.

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    • Replies: @Travis
    you need a group of smart people to obscure the reality the data confirms.

    but they still need the press to help them complete their scheme. Without the NY Times giving them the appearance of being honest scholars. If Chetty was honest and straightforward his reports would not hide the facts hidden in his data; . If the dependent variable is household income rather than individual income, there's a large gap between white and black women of the same parental income rank. This is, of course, because the husbands of white women earn more.

    the Chetty data supports HBD theories about racial differences in IQ and personality. the white daughters of wealthy parents have identical outcomes to the white songs of wealthy parents when we examine household income. The White daughters , as expected, will marry wealthier husbands and thus work less than the Black daughters of the wealthy.

    https://twitter.com/pnin1957/status/975833578213867521
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  18. Ed says:

    A black Youtuber points out that the number of black millionaires or even black households that make more than $162k a year is very small.

    https://www.bls.gov/opub/btn/volume-3/mobile/income-and-spending-patterns-among-black-households.htm

    Looks like about 2% of black households make this much and I’m guessing an inordinate number are atheletes & entertainers.

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    • Replies: @Anon
    Black entertainers tend to have histrionic personality disorder, and black athletes glorify violence and are likely carrying the genes of narcissistic sociopaths. This probably explains why the offspring of rich blacks have the same crime rate of lower-middle class whites, according to Chetty.
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  19. @Percy Gryce
    The only diversity I see there is the rainbow of different colored t-shirts.

    Looks Like America (squint harder).

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  20. Something tells me that Raj Chetty’s professional work and the conclusions he is beginning to draw from it are slowly converging to what must have been commonsense wisdom around the Chetty family table when young Raj was growing up.

    He is from a high caste, highly numerate Indian family (his dad is a well-regarded statistical economist), and in my limited experience, people like the Chettys are privately pretty sure that inherited IQ is a real thing, and fundamental to personal success.

    Raj Chetty seems to have married endogamously within his own caste to another high IQ Chetty, a neuroscientist at Stanford.

    http://www.rediff.com/getahead/report/profiling-indian-american-economist-raj-chetty-part-three/20121013.htm

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    • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
    He went to a Catholic prep school in Delhi (St. Columba's) as so many Indian elite seem to.
    , @zanon
    chetty had an arranged marriage
    , @ThirdWorldSteveReader
    Yep. From their actions, it does look like the Cheeties of the world don't drink their own kool-aid. That's only for selling to the plebe.
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  21. @Buzz Mohawk
    It is amazing how a group of smart people can collectively have a blind spot as they all grind on happily together, never finding the dark matter they are looking for.

    you need a group of smart people to obscure the reality the data confirms.

    but they still need the press to help them complete their scheme. Without the NY Times giving them the appearance of being honest scholars. If Chetty was honest and straightforward his reports would not hide the facts hidden in his data; . If the dependent variable is household income rather than individual income, there’s a large gap between white and black women of the same parental income rank. This is, of course, because the husbands of white women earn more.

    the Chetty data supports HBD theories about racial differences in IQ and personality. the white daughters of wealthy parents have identical outcomes to the white songs of wealthy parents when we examine household income. The White daughters , as expected, will marry wealthier husbands and thus work less than the Black daughters of the wealthy.

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    • Replies: @res
    Thanks! I missed the child household income plots in the paper. They are in ONLINE APPENDIX FIGURE IV: Intergenerational Gaps in Household and Spousal Income, by Gender on page 95.
    , @Almost Missouri
    Raj Chetty appears to be the Michael Mann of social science. Michael Mann is the discredited climate "scientist" whose leaked emails revealed him colluding with other "scientists" to "hide the decline" in in the global temperature graph they were engineering.* Much of Chettys publishing likewise consists of his attempts to "hide the decline" that would otherwise be obvious when it doesn't match The Narrative.

    *Checking my references for this comment, I see that Google has assiduously retconned the results for this infamous incident such that the leading results all now say, in effect, "move along, nothing to see here." Oceania has always been at war with Eastasia.
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  22. Wow, that is a gender ratio almost as bad as the White Trashionalist gaggle.

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  23. Imagine the irony of an Indian economist poring through reams of data to figure out why America is too socially stratified.

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  24. A visit to the Stanford or Yale Campus quickly informs as to why our Elites have such a warped conception of diversity and the future of America. Extremely selective, intelligent demographics and multi-billion dollar endowments make for ideal “Bubble” environments. None of which would be so bad if those living within The Bubble were not so insistent on setting public policy for the rest of us.

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    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
    Yes, Chetty has lived his entire American life in Ivory Tower bubbles: the elite, privileged northern suburbs of Milwaukee as a kid, then Harvard, then Berkeley, then Harvard again, then Stanford.

    One wonders if he would even recognize where he was if he were air-dropped into flyover country. Chetty's obliviousness of his adopted country has already been on embarrassing display in his prior work, as Steve has painstakingly enumerated.

    For Chetty and his ilk, normal Americans are only abstractions: numbers in a spreadsheet, useful for "proving" the insane diversitist and equalist catechisms of the elite's fake religion, but of no further consequence.
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  25. Keep it up Mr Sailer — I’m sure soon you’ll deflate this Chetty bubble the way you did the Ta-Nehisi Coates bubble.

    The thing about “wry detachment” is, as a rhetorical tool it’s pretty much a wet noodle.

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    • Replies: @Tyrion 2
    I assume Chetty is the highest priority member of the intended audience.
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  26. Anonymous[388] • Disclaimer says:

    The obscured person is a woman, based on the bracelet or watch. So two women.

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  27. Anonymous[326] • Disclaimer says:

    That doesn’t look like an empty water glass in front of Raj.
    Leadership!

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  28. @Percy Gryce
    The only diversity I see there is the rainbow of different colored t-shirts.

    The group is at least 50% female, right? Am I missing something?

    Trannies or something? Help me out here, people.

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  29. Anonymous[326] • Disclaimer says:

    From http://www.equality-of-opportunity.org/:
    “Black-white gaps are smaller in low-poverty neighborhoods with lower levels of racial bias among whites and a larger fraction of black fathers at home. We conclude that reducing the black-white income gap will require efforts to convince black fathers to raise their sons and provide them with guidance in living an admirable life in a complex society.”

    EDIT: Steve, please delete that last sentence. I think I copied it wrong. It actually says: “We conclude that reducing the black-white income gap will require efforts whose impacts cross neighborhood and class lines and increase upward mobility specifically for black men.” It takes a village!

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  30. Keep it up Mr Sailer — I’m sure soon you’ll deflate this Chetty bubble the way you did the Ta-Nehisi Coates bubble.

    Perhaps, but I think that Steve is susceptible to self-trolling.

    While Steve’s takedown of Chetty, and that black woman from last week, and the Golf Nazi narrative, are all

    factually correct

    , they fail the ‘important enough’ test.

    Steve has written over three articles about each of these very insignificant people/topics. Again, while Steve’s analysis is factually correct, it fails the ‘pick your battles’ test.

    Fry bigger fish, Mr. Sailer.

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    • Replies: @Almost Missouri

    "Fry bigger fish"
     
    Whom do you suggest? The Big Media are four-square behind this absurd Chetty phenomenon and seem to consider him the biggest fish out there right now.
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  31. @Ed
    A black Youtuber points out that the number of black millionaires or even black households that make more than $162k a year is very small.

    https://www.bls.gov/opub/btn/volume-3/mobile/income-and-spending-patterns-among-black-households.htm

    Looks like about 2% of black households make this much and I’m guessing an inordinate number are atheletes & entertainers.

    Black entertainers tend to have histrionic personality disorder, and black athletes glorify violence and are likely carrying the genes of narcissistic sociopaths. This probably explains why the offspring of rich blacks have the same crime rate of lower-middle class whites, according to Chetty.

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  32. @Travis
    you need a group of smart people to obscure the reality the data confirms.

    but they still need the press to help them complete their scheme. Without the NY Times giving them the appearance of being honest scholars. If Chetty was honest and straightforward his reports would not hide the facts hidden in his data; . If the dependent variable is household income rather than individual income, there's a large gap between white and black women of the same parental income rank. This is, of course, because the husbands of white women earn more.

    the Chetty data supports HBD theories about racial differences in IQ and personality. the white daughters of wealthy parents have identical outcomes to the white songs of wealthy parents when we examine household income. The White daughters , as expected, will marry wealthier husbands and thus work less than the Black daughters of the wealthy.

    https://twitter.com/pnin1957/status/975833578213867521

    Thanks! I missed the child household income plots in the paper. They are in ONLINE APPENDIX FIGURE IV: Intergenerational Gaps in Household and Spousal Income, by Gender on page 95.

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    • Replies: @Travis
    Chetty attempts to deceive and hide reality with his presentation. Even his own data indicates the gap between white and black females is identical to the gap between white and black sons when looking at the metric which matters most - household income.
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  33. Anonymous[545] • Disclaimer says:

    Maybe Chetty is an authentic Caucasiaphile. Like Bernie Sanders.

    Bernie loves white goys (if Vermont filled up with Jews or non-whites Bernie would LEAVE) and so does Raj apparently.

    Svigor won’t believe it but there are Jews and Asians and other non-white people out there who will only live and work around whites. THEY REFUSE TO LIVE OR WORK WITH ANYBODY ELSE…

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  34. Kind of off topic but relevant. If you’re Anglo and get seriously ill, try to avoid doctors named Raj/Rajan/Rajesh/Pajeet. They really don’t like you and you’ll die horribly.
    Ask me how I know.

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    You're dead but got better?
    , @greysquirrell
    Disclaimer says:


    Kind of off topic but relevant. If you’re Anglo and get seriously ill, try to avoid doctors named Raj/Rajan/Rajesh/Pajeet. They really don’t like you and you’ll die horribly.
    Ask me how I know.
     
    They killed you?

    I avoid Asian doctors , MiddleEastern doctors, Indian/Pakistani doctors. My impression of people from these cultures is that they only care about the money and prestige of the profession, and don't have a genuine caring demeanor. There are exceptions: An Indian doctor who treated my mother was a caring lady . And there are greedy white doctors who want to get you in and out as soon as possible.

    The other problem with these non-Western educated non-white doctors is their by-the-book knowledge, and lack of intuitiveness.
    , @Almost Missouri
    OK, I'll bite. How do you know?
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  35. @fred c dobbs
    The BRILLIANT RAINBOW OF DIVERSITY in that group pic is breathtaking!

    (You can't make this stuff up......)

    And there is nothing wrong with that. Seriously.

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  36. Anonymous[322] • Disclaimer says:

    It’s a Chetty Chetty Gang Thang.

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  37. Is Flint’s Water Crisis Leading to Lower Test Scores?

    http://www.governing.com/topics/education/gov-flint-reading-crisis-water-lead-lc.html

    Reverse Flynn effect.

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    What a ridiculous article that was. Sudden precipitous drop in test scores from lead? Then halfway down the article it reveals that the test changed that year, and scores fell all over the state. It was a completely different, more difficult NCLB style test. But then the writer doesn't seem to recognize the significance of that and continues on about lead for the rest of the piece.
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  38. I understand why the American eye would be taken by the lack of negroes and the paucity of women. But my eye is taken by the fact that the Indians (d not f) are all light skinned. What can it mean?

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    • Replies: @tyrone
    It's a no dalit zone, just their shadow would harsh his mellow.
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  39. Phenotype Analysis
    —————————
    12 (plus one occluded)
    6/12 white gentile males
    1/12 indian male
    1/12 happa male
    1/12 jewish male
    2/12 mediterranian/jewish males
    1/12 white? female

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  40. @dearieme
    I understand why the American eye would be taken by the lack of negroes and the paucity of women. But my eye is taken by the fact that the Indians (d not f) are all light skinned. What can it mean?

    It’s a no dalit zone, just their shadow would harsh his mellow.

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  41. @Hippopotamusdrome
    OT


    The Toxic Meritocracy of Video Games
    Why Gaming Culture Is the Worst
    2018
    Christopher A. Paul

    New media critic and longtime gamer Christopher A. Paul explains how video games’ focus on meritocracy empowers a negative culture—from the deep-bred misogyny to the endemic malice of abusive player communities. He suggests ways to ultimately foster a more diverse, accepting, and self-reflective culture that is not only good for gamers but for good for video games as well.

     

    Geez, what a fag.

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  42. @Anonymous
    That could be an Asian guy (looking a bit like Kim Jong-il) obscured in the back left. Why are they hiding him? Isn't that racist?

    And which Hidden Figure was forced to take the photo and thus exclude themselves?

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  43. @PiltdownMan
    Something tells me that Raj Chetty's professional work and the conclusions he is beginning to draw from it are slowly converging to what must have been commonsense wisdom around the Chetty family table when young Raj was growing up.

    He is from a high caste, highly numerate Indian family (his dad is a well-regarded statistical economist), and in my limited experience, people like the Chettys are privately pretty sure that inherited IQ is a real thing, and fundamental to personal success.

    Raj Chetty seems to have married endogamously within his own caste to another high IQ Chetty, a neuroscientist at Stanford.

    http://www.rediff.com/getahead/report/profiling-indian-american-economist-raj-chetty-part-three/20121013.htm

    He went to a Catholic prep school in Delhi (St. Columba’s) as so many Indian elite seem to.

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  44. Anonymous[388] • Disclaimer says:
    @George
    Is Flint's Water Crisis Leading to Lower Test Scores?
    http://www.governing.com/topics/education/gov-flint-reading-crisis-water-lead-lc.html

    Reverse Flynn effect.

    What a ridiculous article that was. Sudden precipitous drop in test scores from lead? Then halfway down the article it reveals that the test changed that year, and scores fell all over the state. It was a completely different, more difficult NCLB style test. But then the writer doesn’t seem to recognize the significance of that and continues on about lead for the rest of the piece.

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  45. SS, Lovely little gem. I confess sometimes your understatement goes right past me, but when it doesn’t I find it charming. Keep up the good work.

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  46. The Stanford SJW Big Data Sharpshooter Fallacy:

    Inspired by fallacious sharpshooters from Texas who were the butt of an old joke about a Texan who fires some gunshots at the side of a barn, then paints a target centered on the tightest cluster of hits and claims to be a sharpshooter. So the recipe is as follows:

    1. Data mine for cluster.
    2. Use sophisticated computer graphics software to draw a circle around the cluster.
    3. Get Social Sciences Prof to co-author the ‘study’ by contributing this title above the circle: RACISM.

    If queried on the study, go full-on Johnnie Cochran and employ the SJW Chewbacca Defense:

    Johnnie Cochran
    …ladies and gentlemen of this supposed jury, I have one final thing I want you to consider. Ladies and gentlemen, this is Chewbacca. Chewbacca, who is not a white, is a person of color Wookiee from the planet Kashyyyk. But Chewbacca lives on the planet Endor. Now think about it; that does not make sense!
    Non SJWs
    Damn it! … He’s using the Chewbacca defense!
    Johnnie Cochran
    Why would a Wookiee of color, an 8-foot-tall Wookiee of color, want to live on Endor, with a bunch of 2-foot-tall white Ewoks? That does not make sense! But more important, you have to ask yourself: What does this have to do with this study? Nothing. Ladies and gentlemen, it has nothing to do with this study! It does not make sense! Look at me. I’m a lawyer defending SJWs, and I’m talkin’ about Chewbacca! Does that make sense? Ladies and gentlemen, I am not making any sense! None of this makes sense! And so you have to remember, when you’re in that jury room deliberatin’ and conjugatin’ the Emancipation Proclamation, does it make sense? No! Ladies and gentlemen of this supposed jury, it does not make sense! If Chewbacca lives on Endor, you must acquit! The defense rests.

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  47. @Clifford Brown
    A visit to the Stanford or Yale Campus quickly informs as to why our Elites have such a warped conception of diversity and the future of America. Extremely selective, intelligent demographics and multi-billion dollar endowments make for ideal "Bubble" environments. None of which would be so bad if those living within The Bubble were not so insistent on setting public policy for the rest of us.

    Yes, Chetty has lived his entire American life in Ivory Tower bubbles: the elite, privileged northern suburbs of Milwaukee as a kid, then Harvard, then Berkeley, then Harvard again, then Stanford.

    One wonders if he would even recognize where he was if he were air-dropped into flyover country. Chetty’s obliviousness of his adopted country has already been on embarrassing display in his prior work, as Steve has painstakingly enumerated.

    For Chetty and his ilk, normal Americans are only abstractions: numbers in a spreadsheet, useful for “proving” the insane diversitist and equalist catechisms of the elite’s fake religion, but of no further consequence.

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    > Chetty’s obliviousness of his adopted country has already been on embarrassing display in his prior work,

    Perhaps, he understands his adopted country better than most. He knows where the power resides and he understands the Narrative. If he blames all the ills of country on Racism, Mr Chetty and family will do exceptionally well. If Mr Chetty speaks truth to power then he will lose his perch at Stanford.

    During my stay in the US, I was surprised that statisticians (irrespective of origin) at a top university often repeated the same dogma when it came to crucial social issues.

    It isn't ignorance, it is plain self-interest. Blaming the whitey pays well.
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  48. Steve, I cannot find the specific post of yours that references your Takimag article of March 21 on the latest findings of The Raj. Let me comment on that here, then.

    Above all the good stuff in the article, I really appreciate your emphasis on the invasion of privacy problem with this guy’s deal. Even disregarding the reasonable worries about hacking, having different organizations in government share data that is not their business is usually a bad thing. I’ve been through it at the state level, and now I don’t give out Jack Squat, unless I can see they need it. Wrong phone numbers, wrong addresses (unless I need to receive the mail)… wrong everything. In fact, I do the same for big corps too. “BIG DATA can kiss my ass” is the working title of that post.

    I’m not personally doing Raj Chetty any favors, Steve; in fact I’m royally screwing up his data by, not only claiming to be some kind of minority or other, but usually telling the census guy “there are x people here, per US Constitution that’s all you need to know”, then “so piss off” (if I have to)

    So, good luck with that data guys!

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  49. @res
    Thanks! I missed the child household income plots in the paper. They are in ONLINE APPENDIX FIGURE IV: Intergenerational Gaps in Household and Spousal Income, by Gender on page 95.

    Chetty attempts to deceive and hide reality with his presentation. Even his own data indicates the gap between white and black females is identical to the gap between white and black sons when looking at the metric which matters most – household income.

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    One wonders if he is also trying to set up a feminist impression that white women are somehow suffering like minorities in the imaginary world of white male privilege.

    Is Chetty evil, or just biased, or partially blind?
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  50. @PiltdownMan
    Something tells me that Raj Chetty's professional work and the conclusions he is beginning to draw from it are slowly converging to what must have been commonsense wisdom around the Chetty family table when young Raj was growing up.

    He is from a high caste, highly numerate Indian family (his dad is a well-regarded statistical economist), and in my limited experience, people like the Chettys are privately pretty sure that inherited IQ is a real thing, and fundamental to personal success.

    Raj Chetty seems to have married endogamously within his own caste to another high IQ Chetty, a neuroscientist at Stanford.

    http://www.rediff.com/getahead/report/profiling-indian-american-economist-raj-chetty-part-three/20121013.htm

    chetty had an arranged marriage

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  51. @Hippopotamusdrome
    OT


    The Toxic Meritocracy of Video Games
    Why Gaming Culture Is the Worst
    2018
    Christopher A. Paul

    New media critic and longtime gamer Christopher A. Paul explains how video games’ focus on meritocracy empowers a negative culture—from the deep-bred misogyny to the endemic malice of abusive player communities. He suggests ways to ultimately foster a more diverse, accepting, and self-reflective culture that is not only good for gamers but for good for video games as well.

     

    He could never git gud.

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  52. @eah
    Keep it up Mr Sailer -- I'm sure soon you'll deflate this Chetty bubble the way you did the Ta-Nehisi Coates bubble.

    The thing about "wry detachment" is, as a rhetorical tool it's pretty much a wet noodle.

    I assume Chetty is the highest priority member of the intended audience.

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  53. @Hippopotamusdrome
    OT


    The Toxic Meritocracy of Video Games
    Why Gaming Culture Is the Worst
    2018
    Christopher A. Paul

    New media critic and longtime gamer Christopher A. Paul explains how video games’ focus on meritocracy empowers a negative culture—from the deep-bred misogyny to the endemic malice of abusive player communities. He suggests ways to ultimately foster a more diverse, accepting, and self-reflective culture that is not only good for gamers but for good for video games as well.

     

    Dara O’Briain has been making this joke for at least 8 or 9 years. Hardly revolutionary. But increasingly games have become a heaven for failed TV producers or film directors who think the playing of the game is an impediment to the cutscenes. Needless to say it’s an unnecessary expense dragging on already bloated software so of course journalist and cultural critics want more of it.

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    Dara O’Briain has been making this joke for at least 8 or 9 years. Hardly revolutionary. But increasingly games have become a heaven for failed TV producers or film directors who think the playing of the game is an impediment to the cutscenes. Needless to say it’s an unnecessary expense dragging on already bloated software so of course journalist and cultural critics want more of it.
     
    This is nothing new.

    Does anyone here remember the short-lived CD-ROM boom of the mid-'90s? In 1995, low-res "interactive movies" were all the rage.

    The most ambitious and (infamous) entry in the genre was Sierra's Phantasmagoria. It sprawled across an impressive 7 (!) CDs.

    For the uninitiated, Phantas tells the epic tale of a young woman who, while exploring her newly-purchased New England Gothic mansion, accidentally unleashes an ancient demon that possesses her husband.

    In the beginning, they're a happy couple:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ih4xObQF9E

    After the demon enters his body, he starts acting like a total prick:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPySXmPULuA

    Things go steadily downhill. He rapes her, drowns her cat, and smashes her laptop (in that order).

    By the last chapter, she's packing up to leave:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFvKyX20-TU

    Before leaving, she decides to try to talk things out with him. It does not go well:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VkmpPPoWzo
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  54. So either none of these white guys clued the big brain Boss in on white and black ladies incomes being equal as per W2s only because of higher rates of marriage among whites means a 30/40 year old white lady is more likely to leave the work force to have kids and be supported by a working husband. Or they didn’t pick up on that data at all in their rush to ignore uncomfortable data altogether.

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  55. Why do all graduate students in Southern California look exactly the same? They all look like people you’d avoid talking to if given the chance. They do a lot of things but they’re somehow utterly boring at the same time. I don’t notice this pattern in other places. (Maybe they’re the same people but the constant shorts, sandals and dumb smiles they wear puts me off.)

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    Lol, agree, though I think most Californians would consider Stanford to be in Northern California.
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  56. These big data wizards are smart enough to obscure the relavent data and blame racism for the poor performance of blacks. But I suspect they would have made a better case for “racism” if they did not hide the household income datawhich indicates white girls of the wealthy were just as likely as the white Boys to remain wealthy

    According to Chetty: a white girl who earns $75,000 has fallen down to the middle class, even if her husband earns $175,000. She is considered equal to the Single Black woman earning $75,000 despite the significant difference in household income.

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  57. @Hippopotamusdrome
    OT


    The Toxic Meritocracy of Video Games
    Why Gaming Culture Is the Worst
    2018
    Christopher A. Paul

    New media critic and longtime gamer Christopher A. Paul explains how video games’ focus on meritocracy empowers a negative culture—from the deep-bred misogyny to the endemic malice of abusive player communities. He suggests ways to ultimately foster a more diverse, accepting, and self-reflective culture that is not only good for gamers but for good for video games as well.

     

    Chris Paul should stick to basketball…

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  58. @Almost Missouri
    Yes, Chetty has lived his entire American life in Ivory Tower bubbles: the elite, privileged northern suburbs of Milwaukee as a kid, then Harvard, then Berkeley, then Harvard again, then Stanford.

    One wonders if he would even recognize where he was if he were air-dropped into flyover country. Chetty's obliviousness of his adopted country has already been on embarrassing display in his prior work, as Steve has painstakingly enumerated.

    For Chetty and his ilk, normal Americans are only abstractions: numbers in a spreadsheet, useful for "proving" the insane diversitist and equalist catechisms of the elite's fake religion, but of no further consequence.

    > Chetty’s obliviousness of his adopted country has already been on embarrassing display in his prior work,

    Perhaps, he understands his adopted country better than most. He knows where the power resides and he understands the Narrative. If he blames all the ills of country on Racism, Mr Chetty and family will do exceptionally well. If Mr Chetty speaks truth to power then he will lose his perch at Stanford.

    During my stay in the US, I was surprised that statisticians (irrespective of origin) at a top university often repeated the same dogma when it came to crucial social issues.

    It isn’t ignorance, it is plain self-interest. Blaming the whitey pays well.

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    Massaging the numbers to make Whitey look even more evil is yet another job that Americans won't do.
    , @Almost Missouri
    Good point.
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  59. @Hippopotamusdrome
    OT


    The Toxic Meritocracy of Video Games
    Why Gaming Culture Is the Worst
    2018
    Christopher A. Paul

    New media critic and longtime gamer Christopher A. Paul explains how video games’ focus on meritocracy empowers a negative culture—from the deep-bred misogyny to the endemic malice of abusive player communities. He suggests ways to ultimately foster a more diverse, accepting, and self-reflective culture that is not only good for gamers but for good for video games as well.

     

    He suggests ways to ultimately foster a more diverse, accepting, and self-reflective culture that is not only good for gamers but for good for video games as well.

    I blame Nintendo. Back in the day, the NES came with “guy games” like Super Mario Bros. and Duck Hunt. Girls were totally excluded. An entire generation was corrupted by the gaming patriarchy.

    If only more kids had been exposed to butt-kicking babes like this one…

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  60. @rogue-one
    > Chetty’s obliviousness of his adopted country has already been on embarrassing display in his prior work,

    Perhaps, he understands his adopted country better than most. He knows where the power resides and he understands the Narrative. If he blames all the ills of country on Racism, Mr Chetty and family will do exceptionally well. If Mr Chetty speaks truth to power then he will lose his perch at Stanford.

    During my stay in the US, I was surprised that statisticians (irrespective of origin) at a top university often repeated the same dogma when it came to crucial social issues.

    It isn't ignorance, it is plain self-interest. Blaming the whitey pays well.

    Massaging the numbers to make Whitey look even more evil is yet another job that Americans won’t do.

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    On the contrary, it is a job that plenty of Americans do.
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  61. @fred c dobbs
    The BRILLIANT RAINBOW OF DIVERSITY in that group pic is breathtaking!

    (You can't make this stuff up......)

    Obviously they are enjoying lunch in the seperate but equal dining room.

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  62. @Anon
    Kind of off topic but relevant. If you're Anglo and get seriously ill, try to avoid doctors named Raj/Rajan/Rajesh/Pajeet. They really don't like you and you'll die horribly.
    Ask me how I know.

    You’re dead but got better?

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  63. @Anon
    Kind of off topic but relevant. If you're Anglo and get seriously ill, try to avoid doctors named Raj/Rajan/Rajesh/Pajeet. They really don't like you and you'll die horribly.
    Ask me how I know.

    Disclaimer says:

    Kind of off topic but relevant. If you’re Anglo and get seriously ill, try to avoid doctors named Raj/Rajan/Rajesh/Pajeet. They really don’t like you and you’ll die horribly.
    Ask me how I know.

    They killed you?

    I avoid Asian doctors , MiddleEastern doctors, Indian/Pakistani doctors. My impression of people from these cultures is that they only care about the money and prestige of the profession, and don’t have a genuine caring demeanor. There are exceptions: An Indian doctor who treated my mother was a caring lady . And there are greedy white doctors who want to get you in and out as soon as possible.

    The other problem with these non-Western educated non-white doctors is their by-the-book knowledge, and lack of intuitiveness.

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    Squirrel, not to mention that hard to decipher sing song accent when asking about your medical history.....Indian doctor... "Any problems with your nation?" Me..."Well, there is the multi trillion dollar deficit and millions of illegal aliens." Dr..."No, do you have trouble peeing?"
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  64. @Altai
    Dara O'Briain has been making this joke for at least 8 or 9 years. Hardly revolutionary. But increasingly games have become a heaven for failed TV producers or film directors who think the playing of the game is an impediment to the cutscenes. Needless to say it's an unnecessary expense dragging on already bloated software so of course journalist and cultural critics want more of it.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYUng5MtTd8&t=2m40s

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKIiUsbOO24&t=1m20s

    Dara O’Briain has been making this joke for at least 8 or 9 years. Hardly revolutionary. But increasingly games have become a heaven for failed TV producers or film directors who think the playing of the game is an impediment to the cutscenes. Needless to say it’s an unnecessary expense dragging on already bloated software so of course journalist and cultural critics want more of it.

    This is nothing new.

    Does anyone here remember the short-lived CD-ROM boom of the mid-’90s? In 1995, low-res “interactive movies” were all the rage.

    The most ambitious and (infamous) entry in the genre was Sierra’s Phantasmagoria. It sprawled across an impressive 7 (!) CDs.

    For the uninitiated, Phantas tells the epic tale of a young woman who, while exploring her newly-purchased New England Gothic mansion, accidentally unleashes an ancient demon that possesses her husband.

    In the beginning, they’re a happy couple:

    After the demon enters his body, he starts acting like a total prick:

    Things go steadily downhill. He rapes her, drowns her cat, and smashes her laptop (in that order).

    By the last chapter, she’s packing up to leave:

    Before leaving, she decides to try to talk things out with him. It does not go well:

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    I thought Gabriel Knight put in a very reasonable effort on that end. Its a pity that it didn't become more of a well-known franchise as I think it managed magical realism surpassingly well.
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  65. These guys should be smart enough to invite several of the kitchen help to sit in for the photo.

    “Hey, thanks for the great lunch, guys!”

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    Hidden figures.
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  66. @Currahee
    These guys should be smart enough to invite several of the kitchen help to sit in for the photo.

    "Hey, thanks for the great lunch, guys!"

    Hidden figures.

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  67. @Stan Adams
    Massaging the numbers to make Whitey look even more evil is yet another job that Americans won't do.

    On the contrary, it is a job that plenty of Americans do.

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    Yes, but there are still numbers rotting in the spreadsheets! We must import a million more Chettys to harvest the data before they spoil!
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  68. @Joe, Averaged
    Wow, it is a really exclusive group, only one cuck-beard was able to crack it.

    The cuck-beard and the one woman are wearing matching t-shirts. Probably they are dating or married. In gender politics, the interaction of male and female is given by the formula XX + XY –> XX + Xy.

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  69. @Stan Adams

    Dara O’Briain has been making this joke for at least 8 or 9 years. Hardly revolutionary. But increasingly games have become a heaven for failed TV producers or film directors who think the playing of the game is an impediment to the cutscenes. Needless to say it’s an unnecessary expense dragging on already bloated software so of course journalist and cultural critics want more of it.
     
    This is nothing new.

    Does anyone here remember the short-lived CD-ROM boom of the mid-'90s? In 1995, low-res "interactive movies" were all the rage.

    The most ambitious and (infamous) entry in the genre was Sierra's Phantasmagoria. It sprawled across an impressive 7 (!) CDs.

    For the uninitiated, Phantas tells the epic tale of a young woman who, while exploring her newly-purchased New England Gothic mansion, accidentally unleashes an ancient demon that possesses her husband.

    In the beginning, they're a happy couple:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ih4xObQF9E

    After the demon enters his body, he starts acting like a total prick:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPySXmPULuA

    Things go steadily downhill. He rapes her, drowns her cat, and smashes her laptop (in that order).

    By the last chapter, she's packing up to leave:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFvKyX20-TU

    Before leaving, she decides to try to talk things out with him. It does not go well:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VkmpPPoWzo

    I thought Gabriel Knight put in a very reasonable effort on that end. Its a pity that it didn’t become more of a well-known franchise as I think it managed magical realism surpassingly well.

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  70. @Travis
    Chetty attempts to deceive and hide reality with his presentation. Even his own data indicates the gap between white and black females is identical to the gap between white and black sons when looking at the metric which matters most - household income.

    One wonders if he is also trying to set up a feminist impression that white women are somehow suffering like minorities in the imaginary world of white male privilege.

    Is Chetty evil, or just biased, or partially blind?

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    The evidence suggests Cherry is immoral , smart enough to know his career would be ruined if he did not obscure the statistics which demonstrate the white daughters actually remained in wealthy households at identical rates to the white sons of the wealthy. He hides this data by ignoring household income. This is extremely dishonest , as 40% of the white girls and 40% of the white boys were in wealthy households as adults. There was no difference in outcome between the wealthy sons and wealthy daughters, contrary to the fine graphics displayed in The NY Times ...did my wife fall out of the Upper Middle class when she quit her job to raise our children, when I was promoted and had a salary of $250,000 ? According to the Times graphics she is now included among the poor.
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  71. @Buzz Mohawk
    One wonders if he is also trying to set up a feminist impression that white women are somehow suffering like minorities in the imaginary world of white male privilege.

    Is Chetty evil, or just biased, or partially blind?

    The evidence suggests Cherry is immoral , smart enough to know his career would be ruined if he did not obscure the statistics which demonstrate the white daughters actually remained in wealthy households at identical rates to the white sons of the wealthy. He hides this data by ignoring household income. This is extremely dishonest , as 40% of the white girls and 40% of the white boys were in wealthy households as adults. There was no difference in outcome between the wealthy sons and wealthy daughters, contrary to the fine graphics displayed in The NY Times …did my wife fall out of the Upper Middle class when she quit her job to raise our children, when I was promoted and had a salary of $250,000 ? According to the Times graphics she is now included among the poor.

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  72. anon[171] • Disclaimer says:

    Anon[396] wrote:

    try to avoid doctors named Raj/Rajan/Rajesh/Pajeet. They really don’t like you and you’ll die horribly.

    If you don’t go out of your way to find a 45-65 year old Wasp male doctor you’re a f–king idiot. Jews might not be bad, but don’t reveal your politics, and maybe pretend that you’re an affectionately affiliated with the tribe: “My daughter just married the sweetest boy: Chaim, he’s so lovely. 5’3″, brown eyes, curly hair. We adore him.”

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    I choose idiot any day of the week, I had a disastrous experience with an empathy-deficient, indeciferable Western Oriental moneymaker before being rescued by a (guessing) Russian Jew who would not do anything else until my pain was taken care of. This problem in a wider sense came up about a year and a half ago, after a British scandal: the short solution is insisting on a doctor trained in this country, but you are totally legally entitled to insist on a white doctor (you might get looks, but it could save your life). You can insist on whatever doctor you want and you can refuse treatment until you are unconscious. Then it's like the first act of Kill Bill.
    This attitude that doctors are some kind of metagovernment is how we got obamacare and profiteering prescription. Medicine needs a brutal reform as badly as law.
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  73. @peterike
    As Peterike’s Law suggests, Chetty, as an Indian, is an inveterate huckster, fraud and phony, a Big Data carny telling you, “no really, it’s easy to pick the shell with the pea under it” while he bilks you for all he can.

    Fellow Indians would see through Chetty’s con in a heartbeat. Good Thinking high trust whites — those seated around the table — think they are doing God’s work when in fact their ring leader is just a dusky Old Scratch laughing his head off at how easy it is to buy souls in America.

    Analysis will not do better than this comment from peterike. This is after all the civilization that gave us the fakir and the pundit. We can still accept the truly bright ones while rejecting the street hustlers — in fact, that’s exactly what they do.

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  74. @Hippopotamusdrome
    OT


    The Toxic Meritocracy of Video Games
    Why Gaming Culture Is the Worst
    2018
    Christopher A. Paul

    New media critic and longtime gamer Christopher A. Paul explains how video games’ focus on meritocracy empowers a negative culture—from the deep-bred misogyny to the endemic malice of abusive player communities. He suggests ways to ultimately foster a more diverse, accepting, and self-reflective culture that is not only good for gamers but for good for video games as well.

     

    LOL, some cultures have honor killings, but sure, let’s call gaming culture the worst.

    Besides, interesting that he associates meritocracy to misogyny.

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    And seeing as this is a post about a desi, don't forget that lovely subcontinental tradition of bride burning.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bride_burning
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  75. @Moses
    Wow, Raj Chetty is hostile to hiring people of color...aka he's...racist!

    Perhaps Mr. Chetty could look in the mirror after he asks about the white/black pay gap. It's bad bigots like him who refuse to hire the abundant Black data mining talent that's just rotting away in the fields.

    Yes, the picture makes it clear that Chetty’s group is in urgent need of Affirmative Action.

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  76. @Polynikes
    Can't have diversity mucking up your plan to disprove a 25 yr old theory in diversity that keeps getting proven right and right again.

    Short, clear, and precise.

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  77. @PiltdownMan
    Something tells me that Raj Chetty's professional work and the conclusions he is beginning to draw from it are slowly converging to what must have been commonsense wisdom around the Chetty family table when young Raj was growing up.

    He is from a high caste, highly numerate Indian family (his dad is a well-regarded statistical economist), and in my limited experience, people like the Chettys are privately pretty sure that inherited IQ is a real thing, and fundamental to personal success.

    Raj Chetty seems to have married endogamously within his own caste to another high IQ Chetty, a neuroscientist at Stanford.

    http://www.rediff.com/getahead/report/profiling-indian-american-economist-raj-chetty-part-three/20121013.htm

    Yep. From their actions, it does look like the Cheeties of the world don’t drink their own kool-aid. That’s only for selling to the plebe.

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  78. Everyone in the Chetty photograph is eating with chopsticks. Don’t they know how micro-aggressive this kind of racist cultural appropriation is?

    I demand Chetty and his evil white conspirators immediately meet me outside at Yale and listen to me and other East Asians snap fingers and holler. He is a professor. He isn’t here to teach, enlighten, or confront – he should be here to listen and to create a safe space for me.

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    Don’t they know how micro-aggressive this kind of racist cultural appropriation is?
     
    No, they think that they are 'keepin it real' because they are upwoke about the downlow, and hitched to the stars. And nobody can keep them down, except maybe Robert Effin Muller! The slayer of the Bigly Effin Dragon Trump! And yes, we thought we lived in a democracy, but no, we were wrong. We live in an aristocracy! And Robert Effin Mule-Or is our better. So just because his boot is stomping on your face, doesn't mean you can't lick it for a better Gulag post. And we both know the pinheads in the picture will be breaking rocks in the Gulag, once Robert Effin Mule-Or has his way.
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  79. @greysquirrell
    Disclaimer says:


    Kind of off topic but relevant. If you’re Anglo and get seriously ill, try to avoid doctors named Raj/Rajan/Rajesh/Pajeet. They really don’t like you and you’ll die horribly.
    Ask me how I know.
     
    They killed you?

    I avoid Asian doctors , MiddleEastern doctors, Indian/Pakistani doctors. My impression of people from these cultures is that they only care about the money and prestige of the profession, and don't have a genuine caring demeanor. There are exceptions: An Indian doctor who treated my mother was a caring lady . And there are greedy white doctors who want to get you in and out as soon as possible.

    The other problem with these non-Western educated non-white doctors is their by-the-book knowledge, and lack of intuitiveness.

    Squirrel, not to mention that hard to decipher sing song accent when asking about your medical history…..Indian doctor… “Any problems with your nation?” Me…”Well, there is the multi trillion dollar deficit and millions of illegal aliens.” Dr…”No, do you have trouble peeing?”

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  80. @rogue-one
    On the contrary, it is a job that plenty of Americans do.

    Yes, but there are still numbers rotting in the spreadsheets! We must import a million more Chettys to harvest the data before they spoil!

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  81. It’s a puzzlement.

    Pushing a string is always puzzling for the uninitiated.

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  82. @Twinkie
    Everyone in the Chetty photograph is eating with chopsticks. Don’t they know how micro-aggressive this kind of racist cultural appropriation is?

    I demand Chetty and his evil white conspirators immediately meet me outside at Yale and listen to me and other East Asians snap fingers and holler. He is a professor. He isn’t here to teach, enlighten, or confront - he should be here to listen and to create a safe space for me.

    Don’t they know how micro-aggressive this kind of racist cultural appropriation is?

    No, they think that they are ‘keepin it real’ because they are upwoke about the downlow, and hitched to the stars. And nobody can keep them down, except maybe Robert Effin Muller! The slayer of the Bigly Effin Dragon Trump! And yes, we thought we lived in a democracy, but no, we were wrong. We live in an aristocracy! And Robert Effin Mule-Or is our better. So just because his boot is stomping on your face, doesn’t mean you can’t lick it for a better Gulag post. And we both know the pinheads in the picture will be breaking rocks in the Gulag, once Robert Effin Mule-Or has his way.

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  83. @anon
    Anon[396] wrote:


    try to avoid doctors named Raj/Rajan/Rajesh/Pajeet. They really don’t like you and you’ll die horribly.

     

    If you don't go out of your way to find a 45-65 year old Wasp male doctor you're a f--king idiot. Jews might not be bad, but don't reveal your politics, and maybe pretend that you're an affectionately affiliated with the tribe: "My daughter just married the sweetest boy: Chaim, he's so lovely. 5'3", brown eyes, curly hair. We adore him."

    I choose idiot any day of the week, I had a disastrous experience with an empathy-deficient, indeciferable Western Oriental moneymaker before being rescued by a (guessing) Russian Jew who would not do anything else until my pain was taken care of. This problem in a wider sense came up about a year and a half ago, after a British scandal: the short solution is insisting on a doctor trained in this country, but you are totally legally entitled to insist on a white doctor (you might get looks, but it could save your life). You can insist on whatever doctor you want and you can refuse treatment until you are unconscious. Then it’s like the first act of Kill Bill.
    This attitude that doctors are some kind of metagovernment is how we got obamacare and profiteering prescription. Medicine needs a brutal reform as badly as law.

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  84. anonymous[237] • Disclaimer says:

    “…He went to a Catholic prep school in Delhi (St. Columba’s) as so many Indian elite seem to.”

    They call them “missionary schools”. A lot of Indians in the US have spent their entire elementary and high-school education in Christian “missionary schools”. It’s an industry.

    Also, Christianity goes back a long way in some parts of India. There are a surprising number of Indians in silicon valley with names derived from old Portuguese saints. Some of these names are identical to hispanic names that you might also run into. More than just a few. Many of these people are practicing Catholics, in the old sense of people who take their religion seriously.

    The Portuguese pretty much had the first world empire and the last… unlike most others, they didn’t de-colonialize most of their colonies until pushed. The Indians had to invade Goa in 1961 to finally evict the Portuguese.

    Operation Vijay (wikipedia):

    “…in December 1961 …air, sea and land strikes for over 36 hours, and was a decisive victory for the Republic of India, ending 451 years of rule of Portugal over its remaining exclaves in India. The engagement lasted two days resulting in twenty-two Indians and thirty Portuguese killed in the fighting…”

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  85. anonymous[237] • Disclaimer says:

    “chetty had an arranged marriage”

    As do most all. Could you say he’s participating in eugenics?

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  86. I’m kind of shocked there are no east Asians in this photo, seeing as they’re sucking up so many spots at the top colleges in the US.

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    They are not in social science?
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  87. @AnonAnon
    I'm kind of shocked there are no east Asians in this photo, seeing as they're sucking up so many spots at the top colleges in the US.

    They are not in social science?

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    Those pre-doc students all have degrees in economics and/or math/applied math.
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  88. @rogue-one
    > Chetty’s obliviousness of his adopted country has already been on embarrassing display in his prior work,

    Perhaps, he understands his adopted country better than most. He knows where the power resides and he understands the Narrative. If he blames all the ills of country on Racism, Mr Chetty and family will do exceptionally well. If Mr Chetty speaks truth to power then he will lose his perch at Stanford.

    During my stay in the US, I was surprised that statisticians (irrespective of origin) at a top university often repeated the same dogma when it came to crucial social issues.

    It isn't ignorance, it is plain self-interest. Blaming the whitey pays well.

    Good point.

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  89. @Altai
    Why do all graduate students in Southern California look exactly the same? They all look like people you'd avoid talking to if given the chance. They do a lot of things but they're somehow utterly boring at the same time. I don't notice this pattern in other places. (Maybe they're the same people but the constant shorts, sandals and dumb smiles they wear puts me off.)

    Lol, agree, though I think most Californians would consider Stanford to be in Northern California.

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  90. @Anon
    Kind of off topic but relevant. If you're Anglo and get seriously ill, try to avoid doctors named Raj/Rajan/Rajesh/Pajeet. They really don't like you and you'll die horribly.
    Ask me how I know.

    OK, I’ll bite. How do you know?

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  91. @Travis
    you need a group of smart people to obscure the reality the data confirms.

    but they still need the press to help them complete their scheme. Without the NY Times giving them the appearance of being honest scholars. If Chetty was honest and straightforward his reports would not hide the facts hidden in his data; . If the dependent variable is household income rather than individual income, there's a large gap between white and black women of the same parental income rank. This is, of course, because the husbands of white women earn more.

    the Chetty data supports HBD theories about racial differences in IQ and personality. the white daughters of wealthy parents have identical outcomes to the white songs of wealthy parents when we examine household income. The White daughters , as expected, will marry wealthier husbands and thus work less than the Black daughters of the wealthy.

    https://twitter.com/pnin1957/status/975833578213867521

    Raj Chetty appears to be the Michael Mann of social science. Michael Mann is the discredited climate “scientist” whose leaked emails revealed him colluding with other “scientists” to “hide the decline” in in the global temperature graph they were engineering.* Much of Chettys publishing likewise consists of his attempts to “hide the decline” that would otherwise be obvious when it doesn’t match The Narrative.

    *Checking my references for this comment, I see that Google has assiduously retconned the results for this infamous incident such that the leading results all now say, in effect, “move along, nothing to see here.” Oceania has always been at war with Eastasia.

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    Fraud Mann was stupid enough to file a defamation suit against publications calling him a fraud.

    It'll all be back in the public eye eventually, given that Mark Steyn is one of the defendants. While the appeals court seems to be casting about for a way to rule in fraud Mann's favor, I don't see it happening.

    https://reason.com/volokh/2018/02/11/whatever-happened-to-michael-manns-defam
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  92. @Thomm

    Keep it up Mr Sailer — I’m sure soon you’ll deflate this Chetty bubble the way you did the Ta-Nehisi Coates bubble.
     
    Perhaps, but I think that Steve is susceptible to self-trolling.

    While Steve's takedown of Chetty, and that black woman from last week, and the Golf Nazi narrative, are all

    factually correct
     
    , they fail the 'important enough' test.

    Steve has written over three articles about each of these very insignificant people/topics. Again, while Steve's analysis is factually correct, it fails the 'pick your battles' test.

    Fry bigger fish, Mr. Sailer.

    “Fry bigger fish”

    Whom do you suggest? The Big Media are four-square behind this absurd Chetty phenomenon and seem to consider him the biggest fish out there right now.

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    Chetty is a nobody and will be forgotten in ten days.
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  93. @ThirdWorldSteveReader
    LOL, some cultures have honor killings, but sure, let's call gaming culture the worst.

    Besides, interesting that he associates meritocracy to misogyny.

    And seeing as this is a post about a desi, don’t forget that lovely subcontinental tradition of bride burning.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bride_burning

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  94. @Almost Missouri
    Raj Chetty appears to be the Michael Mann of social science. Michael Mann is the discredited climate "scientist" whose leaked emails revealed him colluding with other "scientists" to "hide the decline" in in the global temperature graph they were engineering.* Much of Chettys publishing likewise consists of his attempts to "hide the decline" that would otherwise be obvious when it doesn't match The Narrative.

    *Checking my references for this comment, I see that Google has assiduously retconned the results for this infamous incident such that the leading results all now say, in effect, "move along, nothing to see here." Oceania has always been at war with Eastasia.

    Fraud Mann was stupid enough to file a defamation suit against publications calling him a fraud.

    It’ll all be back in the public eye eventually, given that Mark Steyn is one of the defendants. While the appeals court seems to be casting about for a way to rule in fraud Mann’s favor, I don’t see it happening.

    https://reason.com/volokh/2018/02/11/whatever-happened-to-michael-manns-defam

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  95. @Twinkie
    They are not in social science?

    Those pre-doc students all have degrees in economics and/or math/applied math.

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    Those pre-doc students all have degrees in economics and/or math/applied math.
     
    Econ, though heavily math-based, is still a social science.

    East Asians overwhelmingly (but obviously not exclusively) study STEM - engineering, physics, computer science, medicine (biology/pre-med), etc. Their cognitive advantage is particularly pronounced in visuo-spatial IQ.

    So do South Asians, but I see them at a much higher frequency in social sciences than I see East Asians (and I write that as someone who is East Asian and studied history).
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  96. @AnonAnon
    Those pre-doc students all have degrees in economics and/or math/applied math.

    Those pre-doc students all have degrees in economics and/or math/applied math.

    Econ, though heavily math-based, is still a social science.

    East Asians overwhelmingly (but obviously not exclusively) study STEM – engineering, physics, computer science, medicine (biology/pre-med), etc. Their cognitive advantage is particularly pronounced in visuo-spatial IQ.

    So do South Asians, but I see them at a much higher frequency in social sciences than I see East Asians (and I write that as someone who is East Asian and studied history).

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  97. @Almost Missouri

    "Fry bigger fish"
     
    Whom do you suggest? The Big Media are four-square behind this absurd Chetty phenomenon and seem to consider him the biggest fish out there right now.

    Chetty is a nobody and will be forgotten in ten days.

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