types of analysis may be applied just as easily to a comparison of Jews with non-Jewish whites, and the results turn out to be equally striking. One of the most harmful aspects of recent American society has been the growth of a winner-take-all mentality, in which finishing even just slightly below the top rung at any stage of the career ladder seems to amount to economic and sometimes personal failure. For the first 14 studies conducted during the years 19201937, the Jewish IQ came out very close to the white American mean, and it was only in later decades that the average figure rose to the approximate range of 107111. Non-Jewish whites had only outnumbered Jews 2-to-1 among the Physics Olympiad winners during 19861997, but the ratio rose to at least 7-to-2012. But if selecting our future elites by purest diversity wouldnt work, and using purest meritocracy would seem an equally bad idea, what would be the right approach to take as a replacement for todays complex mixture of diversity, meritocracy, favoritism, and corruption?
Over the last thirty years, Americas test-prep companies have grown from almost nothing into a 5 billion annual industry, allowing the affluent to provide an admissions edge to their less able children. 9 (tied with New York University Tandon School of Engineering ) in a 2008 study, "Top Colleges for Getting Rich based on median and top salary of graduates at the start and end of their career. American Jews are certainly a high-ability population, but the innate advantage they have over other high-ability white populations is probably far smaller than is widely believed. 86 Universities always emphasize the importance of non-academic (and subjective) leadership traits as a central reason why they do not rely upon grades and academic test scores to select at least their white students, arguing that evidence of such personal initiative and leadership should often. But Caltech selects its students by strict academic standards, with Golden praising it for being Americas shining example of a purely meritocratic university, almost untouched by the financial or political corruption so widespread in our other elite institutions. Therefore, the approach subsequently taken by Harvard President. 110 However, even leaving aside the rights and wrongs of such a proposal, it would be extremely difficult to implement in practice. Since Jews were then approximately.4 of the American population, they would have been roughly.1 of the 1987 NMS semifinalists. 320-322 and Synnott (1979/2010). Gilbert Vernam (Class of 1914) is credited with the dawn of modern cryptography.