I seriously do not understand how so many economists (white male etc.) think that “cultural differences” explain things that are easier explained by “different constraints.”
As if we’re not all rational actors, only the white guys are. Everyone else is doing worse because they are worse. They’re either low quality or have bad culture. If everyone acted like a white guy, then everybody would be doing as well as white guys. As if.
It’s like, do you not listen to your own theory? How is it that when someone who isn’t a rich white guy is involved, all of a sudden you become a poor quality sociologist (who doesn’t really understand sociology)?