Why first-born children are better leaders

The concept of a “born leader” seems so fanciful and clichéd that it belongs on the cover of a bad business book, or in a quote from a glib cable news commentator. But first-born children are 30 percent more likely to be CEOs or politicians, according to a new paper by several economists.

Some psychologists have theorized that first-born children develop a “taste for power” at a young age.

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