The Atlantic, March 21, 2016, Peg Tyre

The vast majority of the 300,000 or so Chinese students who enroll in U.S. colleges each year earn their admissions credentials legitimately.

That is a reassuring statement. Unfortunately, the article offers zero evidence to support it.

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]]>Cachonne – Tomasi Vitali

- Philip V. Nielsen, violin
- Aglinda Kumbaro, violin

School for Strings, NYC, Saturday January 31, 2015

]]>New York Times Magazine, September 9, 2014, Binyamin Appelbaum

]]>It seems, in other words, as if it might be time for the revival of the subprime-lending industry.

String Quartet in G Major, Op. 18, No. 2 – Ludwig van Beethoven

Allegro molto, quasi presto

- Philip Nielsen, violin
- Ruth Swope, violin
- Emma Gebauer, viola
- Zoe Loomis, cello

Point CounterPoint, Salisbury Congregational Church, Vermont, August 2, 2014.

]]>RealtyTrac, July 24, 2014

Seventeen percent of US homes are seriously underwater, meaning that the combined loan amount secured by the property is at least 25 percent higher than the property’s estimated market value.

]]>By Rakesh Kochhar, Richard Fry and Paul Taylor, Pew Research Center, Pew Social and Demographic Trends, July 26, 2011

The median wealth of white households is 20 times that of black households and 18 times that of Hispanic households, …

The Insight Center for Community Economic Development has a Closing the Racial Wealth Gap Initiative which, among other things, publishes Policy Papers about racial wealth inequality.

Lifting as we Climb: Women of Color, Wealth, and America’s Future

The Insight Center for Community Economic Development, Mariko Chang, March 2010

]]>Single black and Hispanic women have a median wealth of $100 and $120 respectively; the median for single white women is $41,500.