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"The maximum success never coincides with the maximum talent, and vice-versa,” say the researchers. So if not talent, what other factor causes this skewed wealth distribution? “Our simulation clearly shows that such a factor is just pure luck,” say Pluchino and co."

There's finally scientific evidence (if any was needed) the correlation between wealth and skill is so weak it's irrelevant. Social justice and equality, not mindless competition, are what the world needs.

technologyreview.com/s/610395/

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