You will have to excuse me, my MBA was earned back in 1976 and quite frankly, I have been disenfranchised with most of the elite in academia ever since. I learned more in my first two years of starting and running my company than I did in the 6 years I spent (and I mean spent) in higher education.<quoted text>
I'm sorry I couldn't find the article, despite a genuine effort to locate it. I ran a Google search for the phrase "Garage Logic" plus the keywords Logician, Soucheray, study, graduation rates -- but nothing. Test it yourself -- you'll see how disappointing the results are. Do you have a few more details for me?
Maybe I was looking for the wrong phrase. Correct me if I'm wrong -- your original statement was: "Studies have shown that people who live in high density, urban communities are more easily swayed by emotion versus fact." So that was the type of title I was searching for among the numerous "Garage Logic" articles. Now, you will remember from your MBA course that there is a very specific way in which one cites a source. You normally start by mentioning the author (which you indeed provided), followed by the exact title of the study (usually in quotation marks), and then the publication in which it appeared -- underlined, if one follows MLA rules (along with page numbers)-- followed by the exact year, name of the publisher, and location of publication. That is what enables one to see whether the findings of the article were actually tested by the author's peers in his particular scientific field and accepted as scientific fact.
Now, you will excuse me, but I was not able to find that article to which you are referring because, besides the author's name, I am missing all the rest of the details. Without those, the information is of no value to me because the findings cannot be tested. I am not even sure if it was a real study, or merely an editorial presenting the author's own ideas without any proof to substantiate them.
Please write back when you have located them because I am really interested. You'll understand -- we are both educated people here. If you cannot locate the details of the study yourself, how am I going to find them?
I am surprised you weren’t able to find any information on Mr. Soucheray. He has written for the both the Star Tribune and Pioneer Press in the Twin Cities for over 45 years. Did you try Bing?
You provided nothing with regards to your “analysis” supporting your position at all, nothing! If you were to look, as I pointed out, at the graduation rates of minorities in large metropolitan areas, you will see that for over 40 years they have lagged far behind that of Caucasians. That seems to contradict the comment that large Urban areas are more educated. Unless of course you don’t include minorities in your analysis, which would make you either a bigger elitist or a racist. Which is it?