Lefties have been scorned as evil, and celebrated as superior. But, like so many things in life, being a southpaw is not so easily defined.
This hour, we explore some of the advantages and disadvantages of being left-handed in a right-handed world. Lefties may earn less in the labor market, but are they more likely to be elected to the Oval Office or shine on the sports field?
- Joshua Goodman - Assistant Professor of Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and author of The Wages of Sinistrality: Handedness, Brain Structure, and Human Capital Accumulation
- Daniel Casasanto - Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Chicago and co-author of several papers related to handedness including Good and Bad in the Hands of Politicians: Spontaneous Gestures during Positive and Negative Speech and Moderators of Candidate Name-Order Effects in Elections: An Experiment
- Matt Iannazzo - Left-handed pitcher playing his second season with the Bridgeport Bluefish
Colin McEnroe, Lydia Brown, Jonathan McNicol, and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.