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Why should you and I care about the Mathew effect?

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Why should you and I care about the Mathew effect?

The rich get richer and the poor get poorer, this is what the Mathew effect is.
In 1968 the sociologist Robert K. Merton coined the phrase while looking at social advantage, the Mathew effect. It takes its name form the Bible chapter of Mathew and more specifically the parable of the talents.

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