In Don’t Try This at Home, Kids, David Boaz of Cato @ Liberty asks:
Q. What role did formal education play in the success of Chris Haney, the co-creator of the board game Trivial Pursuit, which he and Scott Abbott sold to Hasbro for $80 million?
A. Born Aug. 9, 1950, in Welland, Ontario, Mr. Haney often described himself as a beer-swilling high school dropout whose biggest mistake was quitting school at 17. “I should have done it when I was 12,” he said in interviews.
Once a Canadian journalist — his father helped him get his first job — Haney has died at 59 in Toronto of kidney and circulatory problems.