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President of the United States More Nepotistic Than Acting and Athletes, NY Times Crunches the Numbers on Political Favoritism

Sometimes it seems like every famous actor is the son, daughter, brother, or sister of another famous actor. But the Hustons, Barrymores, Baldwins, and Coppolas have nothing on politicians. A new editorial in the New York Times by economist Seth Stephens-Davidowitz reveals the stark and undeniable truth of American political nepotism. Current conventional wisdom holds that…


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