Lean left, make more money

We’ve long heard that only the left-handed are in their right minds. But according to a paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research, left-handed men with at least one year of college tend to earn 13-percent more money than their right-handed compatriots. With more college, the gap gets even wider. Left-handed men with college degrees earn 21 percent more than right-handed men with college degrees.

But for some reason, lefty ladies don’t do as well, earning no more than right-handers. Is it possible that sexism is even more powerful than the money-making wizardry of the left hand?

Left-handed leaders:

President James A. Garfield
President Herbert Hoover
President Harry S. Truman
President Gerald Ford
President Ronald Reagan
President George H.W. Bush
President Bill Clinton
Vice President Henry Wallace
Vice President Nelson Rockefeller
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy

Sources: The Pew Research Center; the National Bureau of Economic Research; Professor M.K. Holder, Indiana University