Thursday, November 4, 2010

The Bell Curve 17 - TBC and the 2010 Elections

Here's a quote I posted in TBC 16:

"What if the cognitive elite were to become not only richer than everyone else, increasingly segregated, and more genetically distinct as time goes on but were also to acquire common political interests? What might those interest be, and how congruent might they be with a free society? How decisively could the cognitive elite affect policy if it were to acquire such a common political interest? (p. 115; emphasis mine)

They give us this gloomy picture: "As of the end of the twentieth century, the United States is run by rules that are congenial to people with high IQs and that make life more difficult for everyone else." (p. 541)

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Well, Herrnstein and Murray were right. We have now had several years of government by the cognitive elite (who in my opinion are a bunch of overeducated pinheads, i.e., they know more and more about less and less), and a few days ago the ordinary people of this country showed at the polls how sick and tired they are of the cognitive elite. See for instance ---

If you read it, be sure to read the eighteen references in it.

And I say hooray for the common people!


  1. Bob: The link does not work. getting a 404 error.

  2. Thanks for the tip, TH2. I think it's fixed now; give it another try, please, let me know if it still doesn't work.