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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Culture and Success

Here is an article from the New York Post http://nypost.com/2014/01/04/tiger-mom-some-groups-are-just-better-than-others/ excoriating a new book by Amy Chua and her husband Jed Rubenfeld http://www.upi.com/blog/2014/01/06/Tiger-Mom-Amy-Chua-returns-New-book-claims-certain-cultural-groups-do-better/4711389058019/   in which they claim that individuals from certain identifiable groups in the US have a better financial success rate due in large part to the influence of their group’s inherent culture.

The book has not yet been released and the Post may in fact be correct.  Still, a connection between culture and success seems (to me) to be self evident.  Unfortunately the concept of culture is so closely tied to race that I fear the wrath of the PC police for giving the concept any merit.  How sad.

1 comment:

  1. Oxford dictionaries says "culture" is the arts and other manifestations of human intellectual achievement regarded collectively.

    Is it possible that this could have an impact on success? A question to be asked only in PC America.