(1) “Spousal resemblance on educational attainment was very high in the early twentieth century, declined to an all-time low for young couples in the early 1950s, and has increased steadily since then.”
(5) Racial discrimination in the internet economy: First, on eBay, baseball cards shown being held by black hands sell for 20% less than the same cards shown being held by white hands. Second, on Airbnb, offers from people with black-sounding names are about 20% less likely to be accepted than offers from people with white-sounding names.
(4) It’s slowly sinking in with some educated elites that lots of less-educated people are in favor of discrimination. Indeed, there are reasonable arguments that many polls underestimate support for discrimination. (But, of course, some educated elites remain in near-total denial.)
(5) “[Obama] believes that powerful, structural forces will lead liberal democracies to triumph over their foes—so long as these democracies don’t do stupid things like persecuting Muslims at home or invading Muslim lands abroad.”