Aside

In case you missed it: Malcolm Gladwell does three podcasts on inequalities in higher education

The invisibility of smart poor kids:
http://revisionisthistory.com/episodes/04-carlos-doesnt-remember

The trade-offs colleges face in accepting lots of smart poor kids:
http://revisionisthistory.com/episodes/05-food-fight

A critique of huge philanthropic contributions to elite private universities:
http://revisionisthistory.com/episodes/06-my-little-hundred-million

A good discussion over Gladwell’s analogy of soccer and basketball as weak-link vs strong-link networks in that third episode:

http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=801765

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