The Math Myth expands Hacker's scrutiny of many widely held assumptions, like the notions that mathematics broadens our minds and that the entire Common Core syllabus should be required of every student. He worries that a frenzied emphasis on STEM is diverting attention from other pursuits and subverting the spirit of the country. In fact, Hacker honors mathematics as a calling (he has been a professor of mathematics) and extols its glories and its goals.
Now, with his keen, objective insight and wizardry with numbers, Hacker tackles the emotionally charged issue that preoccupies us: wealth and its distribution. Hacker's answers are surprising and fascinating, illuminating the financial condition of every strata of America.Shattering all the taboos we have on the subjects of wealth, poverty, and worth, Money is essential listening for anyone who wants to know more about their slice of the American pie.