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  •  So chances are his looks and affability (0+ / 0-)

    are less of a factor in his success than his mother's educational accomplishments. There seems to be a correlation, statistically speaking.

    Good looks don't hurt, though, especially for someone in buisness for himself. People hiring contractors trust good looking people more than others not as handsome. People are funny that way.

    "The problems of incompetent, corrupt, corporatist government are incompetence, corruption and corporatism, not government." Jerome a Paris

    by Orinoco on Mon Mar 25, 2013 at 10:44:03 PM PDT

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    •  For Biological Determinists, its true. (1+ / 0-)
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      The less liberally educated a person is, the more likely they are to distrust someone who doesn't look like them. Shown many times in research.

      Ergo, plain looking people, of whatever race, usually have to sell their services to people who have very limited Liberal Education; a four year degree in Literature, Arts, Economics, History, General Science or a combination of these will usually give people enough of the big picture to conclude that plain looking people are not to be discriminated against, since moral character is not shown on faces or body type.

      People who are educated liberally get over the stupidstitions of the past, and learn to deal rationally with the world, and give equal opportunity to all looks and shapes.

      Figures don't lie, but liars do figure-Mark Twain

      by OregonOak on Tue Mar 26, 2013 at 08:59:38 AM PDT

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