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Ugly isn't everything

If you have the sort of face that only a mother could love, you may not be surprised by the ugly truths documented by Daniel Hamermesh.
Hamermesh, a University of Texas at Austin economist and author of “Beauty Pays,” puts forth the provocative proposition that “ugly people” deserve to be legally protected in the same way that individuals are protected on the basis of race, religion, disability, etc.
Hamermesh has 20 years’ worth of research showing that less attractive people are discriminated against in hiring, promotions, housing and more.
He calculates that a person in the bottom one-seventh of the ...


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