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Do you live in a bubble? New study and quiz attempts to answer

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posted on Nov, 18 2016 @ 12:12 AM
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No, not a biological contamination bubble! A culture bubble!

I came across an interesting article that also contained a simple quiz...



Do you live in a bubble? There exists a new upper class that’s completely disconnected from the average white American and American culture at large, argues Charles Murray, a libertarian political scientist and author.


There's been a lot of talk this recent election about a disconnect between people in America. The quiz is by an author who's written a book about this phenomena:



The more important point is that the top few percentiles are crucial for understanding our divided cultures. By definition, a country of 322 million people has 6.44 million people in the top two percentiles of socioeconomic status. Those people in the top few percentiles include almost all of those who run the nation’s culture, economy and politics. What happens when we focus in on them? What happens when we look at the difference between the effects of growing up in an elite ZIP code and the effects of living in one as an adult? What about people who have lived in such ZIP codes all their lives? The graph doesn’t give us much in the way of answers, but it raises all sorts of intriguing questions. More soon.


The questions are far-ranging and I found it an interesting exercise. The lower one scores, the more insulated they are from mainstream America. The higher their score, the less insulated they are from mainstream America.



You can take the quiz here and read the linked article to more information and a more detailed breakdown of the quiz and the book it's based on here




posted on Nov, 18 2016 @ 12:29 AM
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a reply to: Kettu

Argh. These tests are pointless/kooky according to me. I took it and got a score of 1 and for the last 11 years have been secretly residing in some strangers shed in a hole i dug up covered with plywood. But my Picasso collection is quite exquisite if you don't mind my bragging.
edit on 18-11-2016 by SPHARAOH because: Got called on for incorrect usage of a word and removed it.



posted on Nov, 18 2016 @ 12:32 AM
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a reply to: SPHARAOH

Biased? What would be the agenda in this case? To be biased, there has to be an agenda.

I figured this wouldn't be terribly controversial since it was created by a self-declared Libertarian.



posted on Nov, 18 2016 @ 12:36 AM
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Good quiz
I scored 52, it said I'm middle class from a working class family, which is mostly true.



posted on Nov, 18 2016 @ 12:45 AM
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This was really interesting. Thanks for posting.

I scored a 33 -- first generation upper-middle class with middle class parents, which is true.



posted on Nov, 18 2016 @ 01:05 AM
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originally posted by: Kettu
a reply to: SPHARAOH

Biased? What would be the agenda in this case? To be biased, there has to be an agenda.

I figured this wouldn't be terribly controversial since it was created by a self-declared Libertarian.


You're right i shouldn't have used the word biased. I will remove it from my post. Sometimes i just assume things and sometimes i am wrong.

I really didn't think it was controversial in any way FYI
And i don't care about left right up or down alt this or #anything.

I honestly did take the test and it was wrong.

But interesting nonetheless. Thanks Kettu.



PS Biased doesn't necessarily just mean "Agenda"
Source definition of word biased. www.merriam-webster.com...



Anyway you look at it i was wrong to use it and i am sorry.
edit on 18-11-2016 by SPHARAOH because: Added PS


PPS Technically it IS biased i don't see generation or multi generation living below the poverty line. With and without movement to other classes.
I could nitpick some more but i think i made my point.

I feel like a cheap whore for kowtowing so quickly and without instant thought. Oh well live and learn.


edit on 18-11-2016 by SPHARAOH because: Added PPS



posted on Nov, 18 2016 @ 01:09 AM
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a reply to: Kettu

So biased as I am an older person. Scored 39. Really seemed aimed at younger people. My score did not reflect me at all.
Even all the choices given did not reflect me.



posted on Nov, 18 2016 @ 02:19 AM
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There might be another bubble:

www.globalrichlist.com...



posted on Nov, 18 2016 @ 02:54 AM
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Has anybody realized that by participating in these online tests and survey polls they are contributing data to further the expansion of bubbles. And whose results will be printed in some second-rate magazines and worthless blogs for consumption by the walking dead.




posted on Nov, 18 2016 @ 05:34 AM
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a reply to: Kettu

we all live in " bubbles " to some degree - i didnt take the quiz - as its clearly american-centric

but when i look at it rationally - i live in a series of bubbles - all very tightly interconnected

and if you are honest - i suspect - most of you will find yourself in a similar " bubble cluster "



posted on Nov, 18 2016 @ 07:56 AM
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originally posted by: Kettu
No, not a biological contamination bubble! A culture bubble!



Oh

*rolls away quietly*



posted on Nov, 18 2016 @ 05:04 PM
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Wow that quiz was awful. Basically it correlates a disdain for the Kim Kardashian and/or ultra liberal culture as being very wealthy and in a bubble.

It was so far off it's laughable.




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