I know a guy whose dad is a partner at a law firm I won’t name. He, however, was dumb by just about any standard. I know for a fact he plagiarized his senior thesis too. In a nutshell, he was short, fat, ugly as sin, dumb, alcoholic, and shallow. He loved to fight but always stayed out of jail somehow. Near continuous academic probation would describe his school days. However, his family had money so they sent him to law school. He never had student loan debt. He came from money, not merit, but money. Guess what he’s doing today? He’s working in his dad’s law firm. Money, not merit, determined his life direction. There’s something terribly wrong happening in America when money buys your life, not talent. This is only one story among millions. And this chart describes that disparity pretty well.