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Or so says much of the new research, including a new paper noted by Paul Caron.  The theory makes intuitive sense, of course, and dovetails with my empirical experience.

I only have one small question:  why do all these papers seem to be written by people at least one standard deviation above the mean in height?

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Megan McArdle is a columnist at Bloomberg View and a former senior editor at The Atlantic. Her new book is The Up Side of Down.

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