rebelling against low expectations

AuthorMiles Kimball and Noah Smith

wrote this article for and are not affiliated with Miles is an economics professor at the University of Michigan. He writes about economics, politics and religion. Noah is an assistant professor of finance at Stony Brook University. He runs a blog called Noahpinion.

Not a Math Person? Think Again.


(QUARTZ) — “I’m just not a math person.” We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably are a math person, and by thinking otherwise, you are possibly hamstringing your own career. Worse, you may be helping to perpetuate a pernicious myth that is harming underprivileged...

rebelling against low expectations

The Rebelution is a teenage rebellion against low expectations—a worldwide campaign to reject apathy, embrace responsibility, and do hard things. Learn More →