Tall people are richer because they are smarter

By Megan McArdle

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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http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2008/12/tall-people-are-richer-because-they-are-smarter/4512/