A couple of thoughts:

  1. Screw the Ivy League. The worst hiring mistake I ever made was hiring an rather unimpressive person with an MBA from Harvard instead of the very impressive person from the state school. Except for a few niche professions which include only a small number of people, nobody gives a damn where you went to school three years afterwards. It’s all performance after the first job.
  2. Your stats on the lack of diversity at the Ivys is rather frightning. If the Ivys would admit the best students from socioeconomic class (e.g., 20% from the upper class, 20% from the upper middle, 20% from the middle, etc.) they wouldn’t have to concern themselves a whit with *racial* diversity; that diversity would be built-in for them.

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Data Driven Econophile. Muslim, USA born. Been “woke” 2x: 1st, when I realized the world isn’t fair; 2nd, when I realized the “woke” people are full of shit.

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