When we teach false things to our students there's usually an explanation. Thus, today it's trendy to teach about the "myth of the model minority". But that claim is itself a myth, as Asian-Americans are indeed a model minority; at least if by model minority you mean relatively successful---and what else could it mean? Presumably there's an agenda here; perhaps we don't want other minorities to feel bad. In economics, we teach many different myths. Here I'll list a few...