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Why the U.S. Attracts Talent

This country attracts more than its fair share of bright scholars, entrepreneurs, and artists despite our horrible scores on academic ability. Why do so many bright people opt to join a nation of dunces?! The most intriguing explanation is that they are attracted to talent already here Read More

Say, Nige...

According to the recent PISA tests, The United States did indeed finish below averager on both math and reading scores.

But there's another country that did even worse than the USA in both areas: Sweden. "You could look it up," as Casey Stengel would say.

So, the socialist European model you admire so much evidently produces even dumber kids than American schools do.

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Nigel Barber, Ph.D., is an evolutionary psychologist as well as the author of Why Parents Matter and The Science of Romance, among other books.

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