Here's an amazing fact from Miles Corak's contribution to an Economist symposium on social mobility: "In Canada almost 7 out of 10 sons born to a father in the top 1% of the earnings distribution had a job with the very same employer as their fathers, much higher than the overall rate for young men."
TODAY IN SLATE
The Ebola Story
How our minds build narratives out of disaster.
The Budget Disaster That Completely Sabotaged the WHO’s Response to Ebola
PowerPoint Is the Worst, and Now It’s the Latest Way to Hack Into Your Computer
The Shooting Tragedies That Forged Canada’s Gun Politics
A Highly Unscientific Ranking of Crazy-Old German Beers
Welcome to 13th Grade!
Some high schools are offering a fifth year. That’s a great idea.
The Actual World
“Mount Thoreau” and the naming of things in the wilderness.