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"Thomas Sowell's Inconvenient Truths"

Nice summary of some of Sowell's work on discrimination. Includes some choice words for the dopey "disparate impact" theory of discrimination and this interesting nugget:

. . . those born first in their families were more likely to be National Merit Scholarship finalists than all their younger siblings combined, even in families with as many as five children. Similarly, 22 of the 29 original astronauts in the Apollo program were their family’s oldest (or only) child.

Oldest/only children rule!! (Your humble blogger is an only child.)