Moreover, based on the empirical distribution of height and wages, the optimal height tax is substantial: a tall person earning $50,000 should pay about $4,500 more in taxes
(pdf) than a short person earning the same income. Draw what inferences you will
posted by Pants!
on Dec 15, 2007 -
The LoTR musical needs Hobbits of a certain stature.
What stature is that, budding thespians might ask? Well, smoot
-height, of course! (Actually, 5'7" — or 170 cm — is the maximum height a would-be Frodo or Bilbo could be.) Another requirement is the ability to sing two songs ... and hairy appendages wouldn't hurt. So start knitting those foot-merkins
! Auditions: 18 September, Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Catherine St (tube stop: Covent Garden).
posted by rob511
on Sep 12, 2006 -
I'd like to believe this is a joke, but I don't think it is. Internet scammers are no longer content with enlarging just parts
of your body. Now you can grow the whole thing!
posted by Mwongozi
on Nov 22, 2004 -
Those towering Dutchmen
The height of the average American is roughly the same as it was during the Revolutionary war. The heights of many northwestern Europeans continue to shoot up. Is this simply genetics at work, or could Bush and the Republicans possibly be at fault here?
posted by rks404
on Mar 30, 2004 -
Do short men get short-changed?
Any real life experiences to back up or refute this study? I found this very interesting: "If a teenage sense of social exclusion influences future earnings, it may have great implications for youngsters from minority groups."
posted by bittennails
on Apr 30, 2002 -