Friday, April 4, 2014

Andrew Gelman vs. David Brooks!

I have to blog this:

[S]tatistical misunderstandings can lead to political confusion. After all, if you really think that a good ticket for massive wealth is having lower-middle-class parents who won’t pay for college . . . well, that has some potential policy implications. But if you go with the facts and look at who the richest Americans really are and where they came from, that’s a different story.
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