Christopher Chabris, and fellow Union College professor Joshua Hart, have penned an op-ed in the Sunday New York Times, a critique of the book, The Triple Package: How Three Unlikely Traits Explain the Rise and Fall of Cultural Groups in America.

We analyzed the data several ways, and three findings consistently emerged. First, the more successful participants had higher cognitive ability, more educated parents and better impulse control. People scoring in the top half on our intelligence measure whose parents had college degrees earned more awards, made more money and were more educated than those scoring below average whose parents lacked college degrees. []

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