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"Regression" in the parlance of our time

In an opinion piece about nepotism published in The New York Times in 2015, economist Seth Stephens-Davidowitz wrote that:

"Regression to the mean is so powerful that once-in-a-generation talent basically never sires once-in-a-generation talent. It explains why Michael Jordan’s sons were middling college basketball players and Jakob Dylan wrote two good songs. It is why there are no American parent-child pairs among Hall of Fame players in any major professional sports league."

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