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Ha, tell your liberal pals that 'the little guy' CAN get ahead!
on 5 May 2014
I bought it on Thomas Sowell's reccommendation here: [...] and it didn't disappoint, very enlightening and inspiring. It's about a culture's role in the economic and academic success of it's members.
It seems also, that many stereotypes about these groups are accurate! What is true in America is true in Britain also to a large extent. The big one for me is simply that Chinese and Indian kids are studying up to 4 times as much as natural-born citizens, and as a result, are leaving them for dust in school tests and in the job market.
It's too bad they are having to waste time in interviews defending the book against charges of racism. Absolutely idiotic. I can't imagine anyone who has a bad word to say about this book has actually read it!
There is about 100 pages of footnotes from academic studies and data-sets, the entire book in fact, is merely the explanation of the data they have discovered- and it's the right one.