Updated World Income Distribution

Brookings Institute updated its analysis of global income distribution. They were able to get more complete data for more countries. They updated the purchasing power parity to 2011 statistics.

Income inequality data is more mixed.

Looking at 146 countries that report survey data in at least two years since 2000, only 50 show a deterioration in the Gini coefficient, while the remainder have an improvement. In 50 countries, the change in the Gini averaged less than 1 percentage point in a decade.

They had three observations.

1. They remain optimistic that the world is a better place for more and more people, and that the real global story is now one of steady improvement in global income distribution; between-country and within country convergence both appear to be widespread in the global economy. They find no evidence yet that major structural forces in the world economy, such as globalization or technology change, are driving income distribution outcomes in an unfair way in all countries.

They remain concerned about prospects for the very poor in fragile states, for those in middle-income countries that seem trapped and for those in countries where income distribution is shifting rapidly to the top.

2. They would encourage the use of national data, not global data, when attempting to explain a country’s social and political trends. The world is not yet so integrated that global trends render national policies irrelevant.

3. They advise extreme caution in interpreting top incomes and in mixing data between surveys and tax administration sources. Both have limitations, and are of different quality and relevance in different parts of the world.

115 thoughts on “Updated World Income Distribution”

  1. And higher education is dependent on higher IQ, Intelligence is genetic most of the poor countries are poor because they have low IQ’s The few poor countries with high IQ’s like Vietnam or China due to circumstances like wars and communism are growing rapidly and will eventually converge to the income that correlates with their national IQ’s There is no hope for the vast majority of 3rd world s-holes unless they start embracing Eugenics, The dysgenic policies in 3rd world s-holes are just as bad if not worse than the west

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  2. And higher education is dependent on higher IQ Intelligence is genetic most of the poor countries are poor because they have low IQ’s The few poor countries with high IQ’s like Vietnam or China due to circumstances like wars and communism are growing rapidly and will eventually converge to the income that correlates with their national IQ’s There is no hope for the vast majority of 3rd world s-holes unless they start embracing Eugenics The dysgenic policies in 3rd world s-holes are just as bad if not worse than the west

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  3. Rule of law will also do a lot for extracting people from the depths of abject poverty. This is why dictatorships have had many times counter-intuitive results in very poor countries. A semi-competent regime that imposes some order also results in economic and human development (well fed and healthy people have better IQs and prospects), but that situation is morally undesirable and unstable in the long term (unless you are Chinese).

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  4. Rule of law will also do a lot for extracting people from the depths of abject poverty. This is why dictatorships have had many times counter-intuitive results in very poor countries.A semi-competent regime that imposes some order also results in economic and human development (well fed and healthy people have better IQs and prospects) but that situation is morally undesirable and unstable in the long term (unless you are Chinese).

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  5. Except for STEM and technical training, higher ed is pretty much worthless. Go head: Get that degree in Underwater Basket Weaving Studies, rack up $40k in debt to pay for it and…get ahead by getting that Starbucks job you’ve ALWAYS wanted. …until Robbie The Robot replaces your barista gig at Starbucks, that is.

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  6. Americans don’t really care about what happens in the rest of the world. Not really. Hence why US coverage of the Olympics is pretty much only centered on the events with American teams in them, for example.

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  7. between-country and within country convergence both appear to be widespread” Translation: If the globalist have their way, we Americans will be living in those cinder-block unfinished homes within a generation as well. THAT is what ‘between-country’ convergence really means. Americans have figured this out. Hence why they are rejecting globalism and will continue to do so for at least another generation. “They find no evidence yet that major structural forces in the world economy, such as globalization or technology change, are driving income distribution outcomes in an unfair way in all countries.” Translation: We need to keep up with that BS propaganda for as long as it works. “They would encourage the use of national data, not global data, when attempting to explain a country’s social and political trends. The world is not yet so integrated that global trends render national policies irrelevant.” I give them credit for that one.

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  8. Why are the “mainstream” news places reporting glop on Pelosi and Trump? Isnt’ this a MUCH better headline and story? Billions of people lifted out of extreme poverty! Average world income increasing! Thanks for this story!

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  9. Except for STEM and technical training higher ed is pretty much worthless. Go head: Get that degree in Underwater Basket Weaving Studies rack up $40k in debt to pay for it and…get ahead by getting that Starbucks job you’ve ALWAYS wanted. …until Robbie The Robot replaces your barista gig at Starbucks that is.

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  10. Americans don’t really care about what happens in the rest of the world. Not really. Hence why US coverage of the Olympics is pretty much only centered on the events with American teams in them for example.

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  11. between-country and within country convergence both appear to be widespread””Translation: If the globalist have their way”””” we Americans will be living in those cinder-block unfinished homes within a generation as well. THAT is what ‘between-country’ convergence really means.Americans have figured this out. Hence why they are rejecting globalism and will continue to do so for at least another generation. “”””They find no evidence yet that major structural forces in the world economy”” such as globalization or technology change”” are driving income distribution outcomes in an unfair way in all countries.””””Translation: We need to keep up with that BS propaganda for as long as it works.””””They would encourage the use of national data”” not global data”” when attempting to explain a country’s social and political trends. The world is not yet so integrated that global trends render national policies irrelevant.””””I give them credit for that one.”””””””

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  12. Why are the mainstream”” news places reporting glop on Pelosi and Trump? Isnt’ this a MUCH better headline and story? Billions of people lifted out of extreme poverty! Average world income increasing! Thanks for this story!”””

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  13. Nope, if it did then Somali Refugees and their offspring would be doing great in the US We have taken in over hundred thousand Somali refugees since 1991 due to the ongoing Somali civil war But they aren’t the vast bulk of them have stayed on welfare, and public housing or are in prison. Their kids are all high school dropouts, and thugs

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  14. Nope if it did then Somali Refugees and their offspring would be doing great in the USWe have taken in over hundred thousand Somali refugees since 1991 due to the ongoing Somali civil warBut they aren’t the vast bulk of them have stayed on welfare and public housing or are in prison. Their kids are all high school dropouts and thugs

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  15. Yes…I try doing the ex0tic spellings as per Improbus Liber below. I also use bitly for links. Be sure to take the protocol prefext (h-t-t-p(s): / /) off it, first. People will have to clip & paste as the link won’t be rendered as such. But most recognize a bitly link when they see one. You an also put the word ‘link’ in front of it like a label. Example: Link: bit.ly/ItaROu

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  16. I hope you do understand that IQ is distributed on a normal curve and that everyone does not possess the average IQ. Some are under and some are over the average. And you don’t need everyone to have a Phd. You just need some. APlease know that Eugenics is genocide’s brother. And that discussions about IQ is usually followed by discussions on exterminations of an entire race. And that being stupid is far less of a crime than being evil.

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  17. Yes…I try doing the ex0tic spellings as per Improbus Liber below. I also use bitly for links. Be sure to take the protocol prefext (h-t-t-p(s): / /) off it first. People will have to clip & paste as the link won’t be rendered as such. But most recognize a bitly link when they see one. You an also put the word ‘link’ in front of it like a label.Example: Link: bit.ly/ItaROu

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  18. So a world without the Arts wouldn’t be suicidally boring? So you wouldn’t have a problem with no movies, no music, no books, no history, no architecture, no business, no doctors? And by the way basket weaving for thousands of years was one of mankind most important skills. Billions of baskets are still weaved and used every year. You might have a few baskets in your home. And BTW, the weaving of cloth evolved out of basket weaving.

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  19. We need a connected world to combat emerging pathogens, so a growing middle class is good news. We will eventually need a universal basic income, and it is good to see that some countries are now experimenting to find the best way of implementing this.

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  20. I hope you do understand that IQ is distributed on a normal curve and that everyone does not possess the average IQ. Some are under and some are over the average. And you don’t need everyone to have a Phd. You just need some. APlease know that Eugenics is genocide’s brother. And that discussions about IQ is usually followed by discussions on exterminations of an entire race. And that being stupid is far less of a crime than being evil.

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  21. So a world without the Arts wouldn’t be suicidally boring? So you wouldn’t have a problem with no movies no music no books no history no architecture no business no doctors? And by the way basket weaving for thousands of years was one of mankind most important skills. Billions of baskets are still weaved and used every year. You might have a few baskets in your home. And BTW the weaving of cloth evolved out of basket weaving.

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  22. We need a connected world to combat emerging pathogens so a growing middle class is good news. We will eventually need a universal basic income and it is good to see that some countries are now experimenting to find the best way of implementing this.

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  23. No but to be productive as a PHD you need 140 IQ minimum Standard deviations for IQ is around 12-15 Now when you look at Africa, at 65 IQ with a Flynn effect boost they could go up to 75 140 IQ is around 4.5 Standard deviations away roughly 1/150k Meanwhile for say East Asians 140 IQ is around 2.5 standard deviations roughly 1/81 If you look at the winners of various science prizes and math prizes like wolf prize, fields medal, IMO medal, Nobel prize etc… there are almost no blacks And in addition IQ is the strongest predictor of crime When a society has too much crime/criminals you get something akin to Africa and South America where most of the politicians, government officials, police are criminals and crime is so rampant that most of the tax revenue collected is spent on rehabilitating criminals. this is a term called the “cost of violence” which is a value that represents the value lost when a productive citizen is killed, and all the man power needed to gather evidence, track down the criminal, trial to convict the criminal and all the man power needed to imprison the criminal. This is why average IQ is so important. Because 140 IQ’s willing to get a phd in a particular specialty are needed, and they need to have interest and passion. The only way to fulfill this position is to have many 140 IQ individuals and hope that some of them have the passion for science.

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  24. What la la land do you live in? Please explain how someone with a degree in the arts working at Starbucks is producing art to begin with? You are so divorced from logic and economic reality I have to wonder what kind of job you have? Government, I am guessing? Academia?

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  25. No but to be productive as a PHD you need 140 IQ minimum Standard deviations for IQ is around 12-15 Now when you look at Africa at 65 IQ with a Flynn effect boost they could go up to 75140 IQ is around 4.5 Standard deviations away roughly 1/150k Meanwhile for say East Asians 140 IQ is around 2.5 standard deviations roughly 1/81If you look at the winners of various science prizes and math prizes like wolf prize fields medal IMO medal Nobel prize etc… there are almost no blacks And in addition IQ is the strongest predictor of crimeWhen a society has too much crime/criminals you get something akin to Africa and South America where most of the politicians government officials police are criminals and crime is so rampant that most of the tax revenue collected is spent on rehabilitating criminals. this is a term called the cost of violence”” which is a value that represents the value lost when a productive citizen is killed”” and all the man power needed to gather evidence track down the criminal trial to convict the criminal and all the man power needed to imprison the criminal.This is why average IQ is so important. Because 140 IQ’s willing to get a phd in a particular specialty are needed”” and they need to have interest and passion. The only way to fulfill this position is to have many 140 IQ individuals and hope that some of them have the passion for science.”””

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  26. What la la land do you live in? Please explain how someone with a degree in the arts working at Starbucks is producing art to begin with?You are so divorced from logic and economic reality I have to wonder what kind of job you have? Government I am guessing? Academia?

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  27. You do realize that the average age of nobel prize winners >Out of the Nobel Prize winners that have been announced so far this year the average age is 72, but it was not always this way >The 2016 Nobel laureates for physics, medicine and chemistry: all men, at least 65 years old and mostly over 72. In addition the time the actual Nobel Prize winning work was done is around late 20’s to early 30’s Which means a scientist winning the nobel prize in 2018 was born in 1946 And needed living conditions, education and nutrition equal to the developed world in 1946 The answer is simple countries like China/Korea and Japan all had extremely high rates of malnutrition, scientific illiteracy, illiteracy, and few people had formal education. As an anecdotal example a Chinese American colleague has 2 parents that are around 50-60 both born and raised under communist china. Their education stopped at a early age somewhere around 16 years old where they went to work in factories, both have severe signs of stunted growth when compared to the height of their us born child (Mother is 4’10”, Father 5’2″ US born son 5’8″), and their first hand accounts recalls days of constant hunger, no death via starvation but the discomfort of hunger was always felt and food was rationed by the parents So this is a pretty good picture of the living conditions in asia from 1960-1970 The Japanese nobel prizes only started appearing in the past decade for work done in the 1980’s by people born int he 1950’s

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  28. You do realize that the average age of nobel prize winners>Out of the Nobel Prize winners that have been announced so far this year the average age is 72 but it was not always this way>The 2016 Nobel laureates for physics medicine and chemistry: all men at least 65 years old and mostly over 72.In addition the time the actual Nobel Prize winning work was done is around late 20’s to early 30’sWhich means a scientist winning the nobel prize in 2018 was born in 1946And needed living conditions education and nutrition equal to the developed world in 1946 The answer is simple countries like China/Korea and Japan all had extremely high rates of malnutrition scientific illiteracy illiteracy and few people had formal education.As an anecdotal example a Chinese American colleague has 2 parents that are around 50-60 both born and raised under communist china. Their education stopped at a early age somewhere around 16 years old where they went to work in factories both have severe signs of stunted growth when compared to the height of their us born child (Mother is 4’10″” Father 5’2″””” US born son 5’8″”””)”” and their first hand accounts recalls days of constant hunger”” no death via starvation but the discomfort of hunger was always felt and food was rationed by the parents So this is a pretty good picture of the living conditions in asia from 1960-1970The Japanese nobel prizes only started appearing in the past decade for work done in the 1980’s by people born int he 1950’s”””

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  29. The environment effecting intelligence does not mean that intelligence is not genetic. If you starved Yao ming as a child he wouldn’t be tall as an adultIf you fed baby Yao ming well he would grow up to be 7+ foot tall But if you gave the equivalent childhood nutrition to the general population most of them would fail to grow over 6+ foot This is how we distinguish between environmental and genetic effectsSo something like Lead is a environmental effect because we can pump 1000 babies with lead and the vast majority of the 1000 babies will show signs of lead poisoning But something like Height is a genetic effect because we can pump 1000 babies full of food but some will grow tall and some will grow short Likewise in this case for China due to various wars and poor government multiple generations of mentally and physically stunted people were born. Just like a malnourished child will grow up to be a midget with severe and permanent health issues and has no chance of playing in the NBA a malnourished child will grow up to be a retard with low IQ and has no chance of winning a nobel prize

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  30. The environment effecting intelligence does not mean that intelligence is not genetic. If you starved Yao ming as a child he wouldn’t be tall as an adult If you fed baby Yao ming well he would grow up to be 7+ foot tall But if you gave the equivalent childhood nutrition to the general population most of them would fail to grow over 6+ foot This is how we distinguish between environmental and genetic effects So something like Lead is a environmental effect because we can pump 1,000 babies with lead and the vast majority of the 1,000 babies will show signs of lead poisoning But something like Height is a genetic effect because we can pump 1,000 babies full of food but some will grow tall and some will grow short Likewise in this case for China due to various wars and poor government, multiple generations of mentally and physically stunted people were born. Just like a malnourished child will grow up to be a midget with severe and permanent health issues and has no chance of playing in the NBA a malnourished child will grow up to be a retard with low IQ and has no chance of winning a nobel prize

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  31. IQ test are basically useless except maybe for justifying genocide. Do some reading on Eugenics on how it was put in practice in Nazi Germany and in the USA. For example the sterilization of minority women. Think about it this way, do you think people’s hair color, eye color or skin color should be something we consider when talking about people? If not, why should we discuss IQ? At the end of the day only three things matter: Can a man impregnate a woman, can the woman get pregnant, and is the resulting baby viable. Something as simple as height is strongly affected by the amount of food you eat during your life. I see Mexican grandmothers who are shorter than their 1st grade grandchildren.

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  32. IQ test are basically useless except maybe for justifying genocide. Do some reading on Eugenics on how it was put in practice in Nazi Germany and in the USA. For example the sterilization of minority women. Think about it this way do you think people’s hair color eye color or skin color should be something we consider when talking about people? If not why should we discuss IQ? At the end of the day only three things matter: Can a man impregnate a woman can the woman get pregnant and is the resulting baby viable. Something as simple as height is strongly affected by the amount of food you eat during your life. I see Mexican grandmothers who are shorter than their 1st grade grandchildren.

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  33. Because IQ is the difference between humans and animals, IQ is literally the number that determines your entire life If you are born poor but with a High IQ means that you will end up in university and make a high income when you graduate. IQ is the reason why some people end up in Jail and other people end up as scientists The first humans that walked the earth saw nothing but dirt, trees and rocks but using their intelligence allowed them to turn these dirt trees and rocks around them into things like cars, planes, computers. >Something as simple as height is strongly affected by the amount of food you eat during your life. I see Mexican grandmothers who are shorter than their 1st grade grandchildren. The point is that height differences between whites and “real” mestizo’s are both real and significant despite both groups eating the same thing. Yes mestizo’s get taller when moving to the US, but they don’t converge to the white mean

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  34. Because IQ is the difference between humans and animals IQ is literally the number that determines your entire life If you are born poor but with a High IQ means that you will end up in university and make a high income when you graduate. IQ is the reason why some people end up in Jail and other people end up as scientistsThe first humans that walked the earth saw nothing but dirt trees and rocks but using their intelligence allowed them to turn these dirt trees and rocks around them into things like cars planes computers.>Something as simple as height is strongly affected by the amount of food you eat during your life. I see Mexican grandmothers who are shorter than their 1st grade grandchildren. The point is that height differences between whites and real”” mestizo’s are both real and significant despite both groups eating the same thing. Yes mestizo’s get taller when moving to the US”””” but they don’t converge to the white mean”””

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  35. First there is no special difference between humans and animals. Humans are animals. IQ doesn’t determine any thing. I have never taken an IQ test and I never will since I am oppose to it. I am better looking, taller, stronger, faster than most people. I don’t advocate the extermination of the ugly, the short, the weak and the slow. If an IQ test could help you impregnate a woman or help you get pregnant and somehow help that baby be viable then it would be useful. If it can’t then it is useless. It is the equivalent of solving a cross word puzzle. To me IQ test is rhetorical device design to justify the murdering of billions of people otherwise it has no other use to no one. Is there a useful use for it? Can it help anyone? It takes a few generations for them to reach their true height. One of my friend is Sicilian. At one time they were among the shortest people in the world. I have seen his grandparents, his parents and him. There is about a 4″ difference between generations. And his children are taller than him. The effects of undernourishment takes at least 4 generations to unwind. The mestizos haven’t stopped growing. The next generation will be taller, and the generation after that will be even taller.

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  36. First there is no special difference between humans and animals. Humans are animals. IQ doesn’t determine any thing. I have never taken an IQ test and I never will since I am oppose to it. I am better looking taller stronger faster than most people. I don’t advocate the extermination of the ugly the short the weak and the slow. If an IQ test could help you impregnate a woman or help you get pregnant and somehow help that baby be viable then it would be useful. If it can’t then it is useless. It is the equivalent of solving a cross word puzzle. To me IQ test is rhetorical device design to justify the murdering of billions of people otherwise it has no other use to no one. Is there a useful use for it? Can it help anyone? It takes a few generations for them to reach their true height. One of my friend is Sicilian. At one time they were among the shortest people in the world. I have seen his grandparents his parents and him. There is about a 4 difference between generations. And his children are taller than him. The effects of undernourishment takes at least 4 generations to unwind. The mestizos haven’t stopped growing. The next generation will be taller”” and the generation after that will be even taller.”

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  37. First there is no special difference between humans and animals. Humans are animals. IQ doesn’t determine any thing. I have never taken an IQ test and I never will since I am oppose to it. I am better looking, taller, stronger, faster than most people. I don’t advocate the extermination of the ugly, the short, the weak and the slow. If an IQ test could help you impregnate a woman or help you get pregnant and somehow help that baby be viable then it would be useful. If it can’t then it is useless. It is the equivalent of solving a cross word puzzle. To me IQ test is rhetorical device design to justify the murdering of billions of people otherwise it has no other use to no one. Is there a useful use for it? Can it help anyone? It takes a few generations for them to reach their true height. One of my friend is Sicilian. At one time they were among the shortest people in the world. I have seen his grandparents, his parents and him. There is about a 4″ difference between generations. And his children are taller than him. The effects of undernourishment takes at least 4 generations to unwind. The mestizos haven’t stopped growing. The next generation will be taller, and the generation after that will be even taller.

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  38. First there is no special difference between humans and animals. Humans are animals. IQ doesn’t determine any thing. I have never taken an IQ test and I never will since I am oppose to it. I am better looking taller stronger faster than most people. I don’t advocate the extermination of the ugly the short the weak and the slow. If an IQ test could help you impregnate a woman or help you get pregnant and somehow help that baby be viable then it would be useful. If it can’t then it is useless. It is the equivalent of solving a cross word puzzle. To me IQ test is rhetorical device design to justify the murdering of billions of people otherwise it has no other use to no one. Is there a useful use for it? Can it help anyone? It takes a few generations for them to reach their true height. One of my friend is Sicilian. At one time they were among the shortest people in the world. I have seen his grandparents his parents and him. There is about a 4 difference between generations. And his children are taller than him. The effects of undernourishment takes at least 4 generations to unwind. The mestizos haven’t stopped growing. The next generation will be taller”” and the generation after that will be even taller.”

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  39. First there is no special difference between humans and animals. Humans are animals. IQ doesn’t determine any thing. I have never taken an IQ test and I never will since I am oppose to it. I am better looking, taller, stronger, faster than most people. I don’t advocate the extermination of the ugly, the short, the weak and the slow.

    If an IQ test could help you impregnate a woman or help you get pregnant and somehow help that baby be viable then it would be useful. If it can’t then it is useless. It is the equivalent of solving a cross word puzzle.

    To me IQ test is rhetorical device design to justify the murdering of billions of people otherwise it has no other use to no one. Is there a useful use for it? Can it help anyone?

    It takes a few generations for them to reach their true height. One of my friend is Sicilian. At one time they were among the shortest people in the world. I have seen his grandparents, his parents and him. There is about a 4″ difference between generations. And his children are taller than him.

    The effects of undernourishment takes at least 4 generations to unwind.

    The mestizos haven’t stopped growing. The next generation will be taller, and the generation after that will be even taller.

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  40. Because IQ is the difference between humans and animals, IQ is literally the number that determines your entire life If you are born poor but with a High IQ means that you will end up in university and make a high income when you graduate. IQ is the reason why some people end up in Jail and other people end up as scientists The first humans that walked the earth saw nothing but dirt, trees and rocks but using their intelligence allowed them to turn these dirt trees and rocks around them into things like cars, planes, computers. >Something as simple as height is strongly affected by the amount of food you eat during your life. I see Mexican grandmothers who are shorter than their 1st grade grandchildren. The point is that height differences between whites and “real” mestizo’s are both real and significant despite both groups eating the same thing. Yes mestizo’s get taller when moving to the US, but they don’t converge to the white mean

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  41. Because IQ is the difference between humans and animals IQ is literally the number that determines your entire life If you are born poor but with a High IQ means that you will end up in university and make a high income when you graduate. IQ is the reason why some people end up in Jail and other people end up as scientistsThe first humans that walked the earth saw nothing but dirt trees and rocks but using their intelligence allowed them to turn these dirt trees and rocks around them into things like cars planes computers.>Something as simple as height is strongly affected by the amount of food you eat during your life. I see Mexican grandmothers who are shorter than their 1st grade grandchildren. The point is that height differences between whites and real”” mestizo’s are both real and significant despite both groups eating the same thing. Yes mestizo’s get taller when moving to the US”””” but they don’t converge to the white mean”””

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  42. IQ test are basically useless except maybe for justifying genocide. Do some reading on Eugenics on how it was put in practice in Nazi Germany and in the USA. For example the sterilization of minority women. Think about it this way, do you think people’s hair color, eye color or skin color should be something we consider when talking about people? If not, why should we discuss IQ? At the end of the day only three things matter: Can a man impregnate a woman, can the woman get pregnant, and is the resulting baby viable. Something as simple as height is strongly affected by the amount of food you eat during your life. I see Mexican grandmothers who are shorter than their 1st grade grandchildren.

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  43. IQ test are basically useless except maybe for justifying genocide. Do some reading on Eugenics on how it was put in practice in Nazi Germany and in the USA. For example the sterilization of minority women. Think about it this way do you think people’s hair color eye color or skin color should be something we consider when talking about people? If not why should we discuss IQ? At the end of the day only three things matter: Can a man impregnate a woman can the woman get pregnant and is the resulting baby viable. Something as simple as height is strongly affected by the amount of food you eat during your life. I see Mexican grandmothers who are shorter than their 1st grade grandchildren.

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  44. Because IQ is the difference between humans and animals, IQ is literally the number that determines your entire life

    If you are born poor but with a High IQ means that you will end up in university and make a high income when you graduate.

    IQ is the reason why some people end up in Jail and other people end up as scientists

    The first humans that walked the earth saw nothing but dirt, trees and rocks but using their intelligence allowed them to turn these dirt trees and rocks around them into things like cars, planes, computers.
    >Something as simple as height is strongly affected by the amount of food you eat during your life. I see Mexican grandmothers who are shorter than their 1st grade grandchildren.

    The point is that height differences between whites and “real” mestizo’s are both real and significant despite both groups eating the same thing.

    Yes mestizo’s get taller when moving to the US, but they don’t converge to the white mean

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  45. IQ test are basically useless except maybe for justifying genocide. Do some reading on Eugenics on how it was put in practice in Nazi Germany and in the USA. For example the sterilization of minority women. Think about it this way, do you think people’s hair color, eye color or skin color should be something we consider when talking about people? If not, why should we discuss IQ?

    At the end of the day only three things matter: Can a man impregnate a woman, can the woman get pregnant, and is the resulting baby viable.

    Something as simple as height is strongly affected by the amount of food you eat during your life. I see Mexican grandmothers who are shorter than their 1st grade grandchildren.

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  46. The environment effecting intelligence does not mean that intelligence is not genetic. If you starved Yao ming as a child he wouldn’t be tall as an adult If you fed baby Yao ming well he would grow up to be 7+ foot tall But if you gave the equivalent childhood nutrition to the general population most of them would fail to grow over 6+ foot This is how we distinguish between environmental and genetic effects So something like Lead is a environmental effect because we can pump 1,000 babies with lead and the vast majority of the 1,000 babies will show signs of lead poisoning But something like Height is a genetic effect because we can pump 1,000 babies full of food but some will grow tall and some will grow short Likewise in this case for China due to various wars and poor government, multiple generations of mentally and physically stunted people were born. Just like a malnourished child will grow up to be a midget with severe and permanent health issues and has no chance of playing in the NBA a malnourished child will grow up to be a retard with low IQ and has no chance of winning a nobel prize

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  47. The environment effecting intelligence does not mean that intelligence is not genetic. If you starved Yao ming as a child he wouldn’t be tall as an adultIf you fed baby Yao ming well he would grow up to be 7+ foot tall But if you gave the equivalent childhood nutrition to the general population most of them would fail to grow over 6+ foot This is how we distinguish between environmental and genetic effectsSo something like Lead is a environmental effect because we can pump 1000 babies with lead and the vast majority of the 1000 babies will show signs of lead poisoning But something like Height is a genetic effect because we can pump 1000 babies full of food but some will grow tall and some will grow short Likewise in this case for China due to various wars and poor government multiple generations of mentally and physically stunted people were born. Just like a malnourished child will grow up to be a midget with severe and permanent health issues and has no chance of playing in the NBA a malnourished child will grow up to be a retard with low IQ and has no chance of winning a nobel prize

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  48. The environment effecting intelligence does not mean that intelligence is not genetic.

    If you starved Yao ming as a child he wouldn’t be tall as an adult

    If you fed baby Yao ming well he would grow up to be 7+ foot tall

    But if you gave the equivalent childhood nutrition to the general population most of them would fail to grow over 6+ foot

    This is how we distinguish between environmental and genetic effects

    So something like Lead is a environmental effect because we can pump 1,000 babies with lead and the vast majority of the 1,000 babies will show signs of lead poisoning

    But something like Height is a genetic effect because we can pump 1,000 babies full of food but some will grow tall and some will grow short

    Likewise in this case for China due to various wars and poor government, multiple generations of mentally and physically stunted people were born.

    Just like a malnourished child will grow up to be a midget with severe and permanent health issues and has no chance of playing in the NBA

    a malnourished child will grow up to be a retard with low IQ and has no chance of winning a nobel prize

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  49. You do realize that the average age of nobel prize winners >Out of the Nobel Prize winners that have been announced so far this year the average age is 72, but it was not always this way >The 2016 Nobel laureates for physics, medicine and chemistry: all men, at least 65 years old and mostly over 72. In addition the time the actual Nobel Prize winning work was done is around late 20’s to early 30’s Which means a scientist winning the nobel prize in 2018 was born in 1946 And needed living conditions, education and nutrition equal to the developed world in 1946 The answer is simple countries like China/Korea and Japan all had extremely high rates of malnutrition, scientific illiteracy, illiteracy, and few people had formal education. As an anecdotal example a Chinese American colleague has 2 parents that are around 50-60 both born and raised under communist china. Their education stopped at a early age somewhere around 16 years old where they went to work in factories, both have severe signs of stunted growth when compared to the height of their us born child (Mother is 4’10”, Father 5’2″ US born son 5’8″), and their first hand accounts recalls days of constant hunger, no death via starvation but the discomfort of hunger was always felt and food was rationed by the parents So this is a pretty good picture of the living conditions in asia from 1960-1970 The Japanese nobel prizes only started appearing in the past decade for work done in the 1980’s by people born int he 1950’s

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  50. You do realize that the average age of nobel prize winners>Out of the Nobel Prize winners that have been announced so far this year the average age is 72 but it was not always this way>The 2016 Nobel laureates for physics medicine and chemistry: all men at least 65 years old and mostly over 72.In addition the time the actual Nobel Prize winning work was done is around late 20’s to early 30’sWhich means a scientist winning the nobel prize in 2018 was born in 1946And needed living conditions education and nutrition equal to the developed world in 1946 The answer is simple countries like China/Korea and Japan all had extremely high rates of malnutrition scientific illiteracy illiteracy and few people had formal education.As an anecdotal example a Chinese American colleague has 2 parents that are around 50-60 both born and raised under communist china. Their education stopped at a early age somewhere around 16 years old where they went to work in factories both have severe signs of stunted growth when compared to the height of their us born child (Mother is 4’10″” Father 5’2″””” US born son 5’8″”””)”” and their first hand accounts recalls days of constant hunger”” no death via starvation but the discomfort of hunger was always felt and food was rationed by the parents So this is a pretty good picture of the living conditions in asia from 1960-1970The Japanese nobel prizes only started appearing in the past decade for work done in the 1980’s by people born int he 1950’s”””

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  51. You do realize that the average age of nobel prize winners

    >Out of the Nobel Prize winners that have been announced so far this year the average age is 72, but it was not always this way

    >The 2016 Nobel laureates for physics, medicine and chemistry: all men, at least 65 years old and mostly over 72.

    In addition the time the actual Nobel Prize winning work was done is around late 20’s to early 30’s

    Which means a scientist winning the nobel prize in 2018 was born in 1946

    And needed living conditions, education and nutrition equal to the developed world in 1946

    The answer is simple countries like China/Korea and Japan all had extremely high rates of malnutrition, scientific illiteracy, illiteracy, and few people had formal education.

    As an anecdotal example a Chinese American colleague has 2 parents that are around 50-60 both born and raised under communist china. Their education stopped at a early age somewhere around 16 years old where they went to work in factories, both have severe signs of stunted growth when compared to the height of their us born child (Mother is 4’10”, Father 5’2″ US born son 5’8″), and their first hand accounts recalls days of constant hunger, no death via starvation but the discomfort of hunger was always felt and food was rationed by the parents

    So this is a pretty good picture of the living conditions in asia from 1960-1970

    The Japanese nobel prizes only started appearing in the past decade for work done in the 1980’s by people born int he 1950’s

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  52. No but to be productive as a PHD you need 140 IQ minimum Standard deviations for IQ is around 12-15 Now when you look at Africa, at 65 IQ with a Flynn effect boost they could go up to 75 140 IQ is around 4.5 Standard deviations away roughly 1/150k Meanwhile for say East Asians 140 IQ is around 2.5 standard deviations roughly 1/81 If you look at the winners of various science prizes and math prizes like wolf prize, fields medal, IMO medal, Nobel prize etc… there are almost no blacks And in addition IQ is the strongest predictor of crime When a society has too much crime/criminals you get something akin to Africa and South America where most of the politicians, government officials, police are criminals and crime is so rampant that most of the tax revenue collected is spent on rehabilitating criminals. this is a term called the “cost of violence” which is a value that represents the value lost when a productive citizen is killed, and all the man power needed to gather evidence, track down the criminal, trial to convict the criminal and all the man power needed to imprison the criminal. This is why average IQ is so important. Because 140 IQ’s willing to get a phd in a particular specialty are needed, and they need to have interest and passion. The only way to fulfill this position is to have many 140 IQ individuals and hope that some of them have the passion for science.

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  53. No but to be productive as a PHD you need 140 IQ minimum Standard deviations for IQ is around 12-15 Now when you look at Africa at 65 IQ with a Flynn effect boost they could go up to 75140 IQ is around 4.5 Standard deviations away roughly 1/150k Meanwhile for say East Asians 140 IQ is around 2.5 standard deviations roughly 1/81If you look at the winners of various science prizes and math prizes like wolf prize fields medal IMO medal Nobel prize etc… there are almost no blacks And in addition IQ is the strongest predictor of crimeWhen a society has too much crime/criminals you get something akin to Africa and South America where most of the politicians government officials police are criminals and crime is so rampant that most of the tax revenue collected is spent on rehabilitating criminals. this is a term called the cost of violence”” which is a value that represents the value lost when a productive citizen is killed”” and all the man power needed to gather evidence track down the criminal trial to convict the criminal and all the man power needed to imprison the criminal.This is why average IQ is so important. Because 140 IQ’s willing to get a phd in a particular specialty are needed”” and they need to have interest and passion. The only way to fulfill this position is to have many 140 IQ individuals and hope that some of them have the passion for science.”””

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  54. What la la land do you live in? Please explain how someone with a degree in the arts working at Starbucks is producing art to begin with? You are so divorced from logic and economic reality I have to wonder what kind of job you have? Government, I am guessing? Academia?

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  55. What la la land do you live in? Please explain how someone with a degree in the arts working at Starbucks is producing art to begin with?You are so divorced from logic and economic reality I have to wonder what kind of job you have? Government I am guessing? Academia?

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  56. So a world without the Arts wouldn’t be suicidally boring? So you wouldn’t have a problem with no movies, no music, no books, no history, no architecture, no business, no doctors? And by the way basket weaving for thousands of years was one of mankind most important skills. Billions of baskets are still weaved and used every year. You might have a few baskets in your home. And BTW, the weaving of cloth evolved out of basket weaving.

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  57. So a world without the Arts wouldn’t be suicidally boring? So you wouldn’t have a problem with no movies no music no books no history no architecture no business no doctors? And by the way basket weaving for thousands of years was one of mankind most important skills. Billions of baskets are still weaved and used every year. You might have a few baskets in your home. And BTW the weaving of cloth evolved out of basket weaving.

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  58. We need a connected world to combat emerging pathogens, so a growing middle class is good news. We will eventually need a universal basic income, and it is good to see that some countries are now experimenting to find the best way of implementing this.

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  59. We need a connected world to combat emerging pathogens so a growing middle class is good news. We will eventually need a universal basic income and it is good to see that some countries are now experimenting to find the best way of implementing this.

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  60. I hope you do understand that IQ is distributed on a normal curve and that everyone does not possess the average IQ. Some are under and some are over the average. And you don’t need everyone to have a Phd. You just need some. APlease know that Eugenics is genocide’s brother. And that discussions about IQ is usually followed by discussions on exterminations of an entire race. And that being stupid is far less of a crime than being evil.

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  61. I hope you do understand that IQ is distributed on a normal curve and that everyone does not possess the average IQ. Some are under and some are over the average. And you don’t need everyone to have a Phd. You just need some. APlease know that Eugenics is genocide’s brother. And that discussions about IQ is usually followed by discussions on exterminations of an entire race. And that being stupid is far less of a crime than being evil.

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  62. Yes…I try doing the ex0tic spellings as per Improbus Liber below. I also use bitly for links. Be sure to take the protocol prefext (h-t-t-p(s): / /) off it, first. People will have to clip & paste as the link won’t be rendered as such. But most recognize a bitly link when they see one. You an also put the word ‘link’ in front of it like a label. Example: Link: bit.ly/ItaROu

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  63. Yes…I try doing the ex0tic spellings as per Improbus Liber below. I also use bitly for links. Be sure to take the protocol prefext (h-t-t-p(s): / /) off it first. People will have to clip & paste as the link won’t be rendered as such. But most recognize a bitly link when they see one. You an also put the word ‘link’ in front of it like a label.Example: Link: bit.ly/ItaROu

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  64. No but to be productive as a PHD you need 140 IQ minimum

    Standard deviations for IQ is around 12-15

    Now when you look at Africa, at 65 IQ with a Flynn effect boost they could go up to 75

    140 IQ is around 4.5 Standard deviations away roughly 1/150k

    Meanwhile for say East Asians 140 IQ is around 2.5 standard deviations roughly 1/81

    If you look at the winners of various science prizes and math prizes like wolf prize, fields medal, IMO medal, Nobel prize etc… there are almost no blacks

    And in addition IQ is the strongest predictor of crime

    When a society has too much crime/criminals you get something akin to Africa and South America where most of the politicians, government officials, police are criminals and crime is so rampant that most of the tax revenue collected is spent on rehabilitating criminals.

    this is a term called the “cost of violence” which is a value that represents the value lost when a productive citizen is killed, and all the man power needed to gather evidence, track down the criminal, trial to convict the criminal and all the man power needed to imprison the criminal.

    This is why average IQ is so important. Because 140 IQ’s willing to get a phd in a particular specialty are needed, and they need to have interest and passion. The only way to fulfill this position is to have many 140 IQ individuals and hope that some of them have the passion for science.

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  65. What la la land do you live in?

    Please explain how someone with a degree in the arts working at Starbucks is producing art to begin with?

    You are so divorced from logic and economic reality I have to wonder what kind of job you have? Government, I am guessing? Academia?

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  66. So a world without the Arts wouldn’t be suicidally boring? So you wouldn’t have a problem with no movies, no music, no books, no history, no architecture, no business, no doctors? And by the way basket weaving for thousands of years was one of mankind most important skills. Billions of baskets are still weaved and used every year. You might have a few baskets in your home. And BTW, the weaving of cloth evolved out of basket weaving.

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  67. We need a connected world to combat emerging pathogens, so a growing middle class is good news. We will eventually need a universal basic income, and it is good to see that some countries are now experimenting to find the best way of implementing this.

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  68. I hope you do understand that IQ is distributed on a normal curve and that everyone does not possess the average IQ. Some are under and some are over the average. And you don’t need everyone to have a Phd. You just need some. APlease know that Eugenics is genocide’s brother. And that discussions about IQ is usually followed by discussions on exterminations of an entire race. And that being stupid is far less of a crime than being evil.

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  69. Yes…I try doing the ex0tic spellings as per Improbus Liber below.

    I also use bitly for links. Be sure to take the protocol prefext (h-t-t-p(s): / /) off it, first. People will have to clip & paste as the link won’t be rendered as such. But most recognize a bitly link when they see one. You an also put the word ‘link’ in front of it like a label.

    Example:

    Link: bit.ly/ItaROu

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  70. Nope, if it did then Somali Refugees and their offspring would be doing great in the US We have taken in over hundred thousand Somali refugees since 1991 due to the ongoing Somali civil war But they aren’t the vast bulk of them have stayed on welfare, and public housing or are in prison. Their kids are all high school dropouts, and thugs

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  71. Nope if it did then Somali Refugees and their offspring would be doing great in the USWe have taken in over hundred thousand Somali refugees since 1991 due to the ongoing Somali civil warBut they aren’t the vast bulk of them have stayed on welfare and public housing or are in prison. Their kids are all high school dropouts and thugs

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  72. Except for STEM and technical training, higher ed is pretty much worthless. Go head: Get that degree in Underwater Basket Weaving Studies, rack up $40k in debt to pay for it and…get ahead by getting that Starbucks job you’ve ALWAYS wanted. …until Robbie The Robot replaces your barista gig at Starbucks, that is.

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  73. Except for STEM and technical training higher ed is pretty much worthless. Go head: Get that degree in Underwater Basket Weaving Studies rack up $40k in debt to pay for it and…get ahead by getting that Starbucks job you’ve ALWAYS wanted. …until Robbie The Robot replaces your barista gig at Starbucks that is.

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  74. Americans don’t really care about what happens in the rest of the world. Not really. Hence why US coverage of the Olympics is pretty much only centered on the events with American teams in them, for example.

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  75. Americans don’t really care about what happens in the rest of the world. Not really. Hence why US coverage of the Olympics is pretty much only centered on the events with American teams in them for example.

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  76. between-country and within country convergence both appear to be widespread” Translation: If the globalist have their way, we Americans will be living in those cinder-block unfinished homes within a generation as well. THAT is what ‘between-country’ convergence really means. Americans have figured this out. Hence why they are rejecting globalism and will continue to do so for at least another generation. “They find no evidence yet that major structural forces in the world economy, such as globalization or technology change, are driving income distribution outcomes in an unfair way in all countries.” Translation: We need to keep up with that BS propaganda for as long as it works. “They would encourage the use of national data, not global data, when attempting to explain a country’s social and political trends. The world is not yet so integrated that global trends render national policies irrelevant.” I give them credit for that one.

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  77. between-country and within country convergence both appear to be widespread””Translation: If the globalist have their way”””” we Americans will be living in those cinder-block unfinished homes within a generation as well. THAT is what ‘between-country’ convergence really means.Americans have figured this out. Hence why they are rejecting globalism and will continue to do so for at least another generation. “”””They find no evidence yet that major structural forces in the world economy”” such as globalization or technology change”” are driving income distribution outcomes in an unfair way in all countries.””””Translation: We need to keep up with that BS propaganda for as long as it works.””””They would encourage the use of national data”” not global data”” when attempting to explain a country’s social and political trends. The world is not yet so integrated that global trends render national policies irrelevant.””””I give them credit for that one.”””””””

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  78. Why are the “mainstream” news places reporting glop on Pelosi and Trump? Isnt’ this a MUCH better headline and story? Billions of people lifted out of extreme poverty! Average world income increasing! Thanks for this story!

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  79. Why are the mainstream”” news places reporting glop on Pelosi and Trump? Isnt’ this a MUCH better headline and story? Billions of people lifted out of extreme poverty! Average world income increasing! Thanks for this story!”””

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  80. Rule of law will also do a lot for extracting people from the depths of abject poverty. This is why dictatorships have had many times counter-intuitive results in very poor countries. A semi-competent regime that imposes some order also results in economic and human development (well fed and healthy people have better IQs and prospects), but that situation is morally undesirable and unstable in the long term (unless you are Chinese).

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  81. Rule of law will also do a lot for extracting people from the depths of abject poverty. This is why dictatorships have had many times counter-intuitive results in very poor countries.A semi-competent regime that imposes some order also results in economic and human development (well fed and healthy people have better IQs and prospects) but that situation is morally undesirable and unstable in the long term (unless you are Chinese).

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  82. And higher education is dependent on higher IQ, Intelligence is genetic most of the poor countries are poor because they have low IQ’s The few poor countries with high IQ’s like Vietnam or China due to circumstances like wars and communism are growing rapidly and will eventually converge to the income that correlates with their national IQ’s There is no hope for the vast majority of 3rd world s-holes unless they start embracing Eugenics, The dysgenic policies in 3rd world s-holes are just as bad if not worse than the west

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  83. And higher education is dependent on higher IQ Intelligence is genetic most of the poor countries are poor because they have low IQ’s The few poor countries with high IQ’s like Vietnam or China due to circumstances like wars and communism are growing rapidly and will eventually converge to the income that correlates with their national IQ’s There is no hope for the vast majority of 3rd world s-holes unless they start embracing Eugenics The dysgenic policies in 3rd world s-holes are just as bad if not worse than the west

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  84. Nope, if it did then Somali Refugees and their offspring would be doing great in the US

    We have taken in over hundred thousand Somali refugees since 1991 due to the ongoing Somali civil war

    But they aren’t the vast bulk of them have stayed on welfare, and public housing or are in prison. Their kids are all high school dropouts, and thugs

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  85. Except for STEM and technical training, higher ed is pretty much worthless.

    Go head: Get that degree in Underwater Basket Weaving Studies, rack up $40k in debt to pay for it and…get ahead by getting that Starbucks job you’ve ALWAYS wanted.

    …until Robbie The Robot replaces your barista gig at Starbucks, that is.

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  86. Americans don’t really care about what happens in the rest of the world. Not really.

    Hence why US coverage of the Olympics is pretty much only centered on the events with American teams in them, for example.

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  87. “between-country and within country convergence both appear to be widespread”

    Translation: If the globalist have their way, we Americans will be living in those cinder-block unfinished homes within a generation as well. THAT is what ‘between-country’ convergence really means.

    Americans have figured this out. Hence why they are rejecting globalism and will continue to do so for at least another generation.

    “They find no evidence yet that major structural forces in the world economy, such as globalization or technology change, are driving income distribution outcomes in an unfair way in all countries.”

    Translation: We need to keep up with that BS propaganda for as long as it works.

    “They would encourage the use of national data, not global data, when attempting to explain a country’s social and political trends. The world is not yet so integrated that global trends render national policies irrelevant.”

    I give them credit for that one.

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  88. Why are the “mainstream” news places reporting glop on Pelosi and Trump? Isnt’ this a MUCH better headline and story? Billions of people lifted out of extreme poverty! Average world income increasing! Thanks for this story!

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  89. Rule of law will also do a lot for extracting people from the depths of abject poverty. This is why dictatorships have had many times counter-intuitive results in very poor countries.

    A semi-competent regime that imposes some order also results in economic and human development (well fed and healthy people have better IQs and prospects), but that situation is morally undesirable and unstable in the long term (unless you are Chinese).

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  90. And higher education is dependent on higher IQ, Intelligence is genetic most of the poor countries are poor because they have low IQ’s

    The few poor countries with high IQ’s like Vietnam or China due to circumstances like wars and communism are growing rapidly and will eventually converge to the income that correlates with their national IQ’s

    There is no hope for the vast majority of 3rd world s-holes unless they start embracing Eugenics, The dysgenic policies in 3rd world s-holes are just as bad if not worse than the west

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