Tech Break

Dec 7th 2017

Tech Break 4612

Lost Einsteins and Tech Innovation

New research on who gets to innovate
Guests: Alex Bell
Category: TWiT Bits

Jason Howell and Megan Morrone talk to Harvard Ph.D candidate Alex Bell about an economic research paper he worked on. The paper found that the top 5 percent of all third graders in math are no more likely to become inventors than below-average math students from affluent families. In other words, you might be smart, but if you don't have money you might become what the paper calls a "Lost Einstein". Race, ethnicity, and geography also play a role in the success or lack of success of high performing students and this, the papers authors say is stifling innovation.

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