Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Too Bad, Losers!

Revenge Of The Nerds - Not - Millennial Money with Cliff Mason - CNBC.com: "Via Steven Levitt there's a new study showing that it pays to be popular in high school.

Here's his summation if the results:

'They find that each extra close friend in high school is associated with earnings that are 2 percent higher later in life after controlling for other factors. While not a huge effect, it does suggest that either that A) the same factors that make you popular in high school help you in a job setting, or B) that high-school friends can do you favors later in life that will earn you higher wages.'

Come on, you've gotta be kidding me.

I thought the geeks were supposed to inherit the earth."

1 comment:

Ivan G. Shreve, Jr. said...

The geeks will inherit the earth...but the non-geeks plan to contest the will.