April 5, 2006

The Audacious Epigone

For some reason, I completely overlooked the existence of this blog, but it's full of good stuff. For example, the author, known as Crush41, runs an elegant little regression analysis of income inequality by state showing that diversity means inequality. (Granted, that's practically tautologically true, but the conventional wisdom today equates diversity with all other good things, such as equality.)

He measures income inequality by dividing mean income by median income and finds that inequality correlates with the percentage of blacks and Hispanics in a state at the very high r-squared = 58% level.

From the self-interested perspective of the verbal elite that works in the American media, that's not a bug, that's a feature, of illegal immigration. Driving down the wages of Americans who work with their hands (and thus the costs of employing them), while leaving untouched the incomes of Americans who work with the English language, well, what's not to like from their point of view of the average journalist?

My published articles are archived at iSteve.com -- Steve Sailer

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