Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Innumerate Face Innumerable Difficulties

Thanks, MRB, for alerting me to this.

Americans who have trouble dividing 300 by 2 are much more likely to end up in foreclosure than consumers with average math skills, a new study has found. The research is among the first to directly link mortgage trouble and financial literacy, according to its authors.

I'm kind of amused by the way the article only ascribes this result to "Americans". Do we need to test this separately for other nations?

For some it's a bummer,
they kind of get dumber,
when sums and numbers
make their brains number.

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