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Attraction Inequality and the Dating Economy

 CulturePlaces https://cultureplaces.blogspot.com Mar 21, 2021 · CulturePlaces. Published on March 12, 2019 Attraction Inequality and the Dating Economy written by Bradford Tuckfield Jesus said that the poor would always be with us. Despite the best efforts of philanthropists and redistributionists over the last two millennia, he has been right so far. Every nation in the world has poor and rich, separated by ...
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  P ublished on   March 12, 2019 Attraction Inequality and the Dating Economy written by  Bradford Tuckfield Jesus said that the poor would always be with us. Despite the best efforts of philanthropists and redistributionists over the last two millennia, he has been right so far. Every nation in the world has poor and rich, separated by birth and luck and choice. The inequality between rich and poor, and its causes and remedies, are discussed ad nauseam in public policy debates, campaign platforms, and social media screeds. However, the relentless focus on inequality among politicians is usually quite narrow: they tend to consider inequality only in monetary terms, and to treat “inequality” as basically synonymous with “income inequality.” There are so many other types of inequality that get air time less often or not at all: inequality of talent, height, number of friends, longevity, inner peace, health, charm, gumption, intelligence, and fortitude. And finally, there is a type of ine

The Contribution of Cognitive and Noncognitive Skills to Intergenerational Social Mobility

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            Information Processing Pessimism of the Intellect, Optimism of the Will      Favorite posts  |  Manifold podcast  | Twitter:  @hsu_steve View my complete profile Sunday, March 21, 2021 The Contribution of Cognitive and Noncognitive Skills to Intergenerational Social Mobility (McGue et al. 2020) If you have the slightest pretension to serious knowledge concerning social mobility, meritocracy, inequality, genetics, psychology, economics, education, history, or any related subjects, I urge you to carefully study this paper. The Contribution of Cognitive and Noncognitive Skills to Intergenerational Social Mobility    (Psychological Science  https://doi.org/10.1177/0956797620924677 ) Matt McGue, Emily A. Willoughby, Aldo Rustichini, Wendy Johnson, William G. Iacono, James J. Lee  We investigated intergenerational educational and occupational mobility in a sample of 2,594 adult offspring and 2,530 of their parents. Participants completed assessments of general cognitive ability a

A Conversation Salon: Exploring CulturePlaces

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Rather than try to tackle complex national and international issues and institutions that affect the entire U.S. , we concentrate on place based trends and academic research that more directly reflect our everyday experiences in our own neighborhoods, workplaces, and other closer connections. We seek to grapple with ideas that stem from and have immediate implications for our personal ties and intellectual enjoyment. We deal with those grassroots issues not to influence public policy or resolve differences but to gain an understanding of the way of the world-- in order to sort out the chaos and thereby increase our pleasure. We start from the premise that changing the body politic at the state and national level is becoming increasingly difficult for citizens of the 21st century in the way that the power structure was able to do at the start of the 20th century, when American Progressivism was imbued with a strong reformist optimism.  “I propose that we lead” declared Edward Ad

ADDENDUM Some Examples of our Salons

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T hroughout human history, people have tended to live and die in the same place, or at least the same region, in which they're born. Place is an important part of one's identity.   Recently, we joined  Philosophy Talk 's John and Ken in Berkeley  whose guest was India born UC Berkeley English Professor  Bharati Mukherjee,  author of  Miss New India  and other novels exploring migration, alienation, and identity.   Afterwards, we walked over to the Jupiter restaurant for THE MAIN EVENT--our discussion--accompanied by pizza  (voted best in the East Bay) and some brewskis.  We broke into smaller groups so all could participate and hear each other. What psychological effects do to immigrants, exiles, and expatriates endure? Do we risk losing an important part of human life? Or do we gain freedom from the lottery of birth and assimilate into an unfamiliar environment? The ethnic and racial diversity were both irrelevant and advantageous for enhancing ou