Not Fair

Tall People Happier, Richer

Perhaps this explains why the tall candidate wins in presidential elections. A recent Princeton study published in Economics and Human Biology shows that the taller a person is, the happier, richer, and better-educated that person is likely to be. Evidently, Bloomberg reports, the tall are more likely to have reached full cognitive potential than the short are, possibly because childhood diseases and poor nutrition can stunt growth. Each inch brings a quantifiable improvement too—each additional inch raised happiness levels by the same amount as a 4.4 percent increase in family income for men or a 3.8 percent increase for women.