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    At the end of April, Charles Kenny, a former World Bank economist specializing in international development, published a blistering attack in Foreign Policy entitled “Dumb and Dumber,” with the accusatory subtitle “Are development experts becoming racists?” Kenny charged that a growing number of development economists were turning towards genetic and other intrinsic human traits as...
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    It is not a worthwhile exercise to single out individual samples for any nation from Lynn and Vanhanen's data. They report aggregated results from many studies precisely to decrease measurement error. Unz thinks that he can refute Lynn and Vanhanen by demonstrating that the national IQ for the same nation varies considerably when looking at data from different years but what this exercise actually demonstrates is that when you add measurement error, i.e., noise, to data, the results become less reliable.

    Lynn and Vanhanen would be the first to admit that their data contain lots of noise. The data they use are based on a wide range of different tests and sampling strategies, while the Flynn effect adjustments they make are by necessity very rough, sometimes in fact leading to less accurate estimates than those that would have been obtained without adjustment. By aggregating several samples for each country, Lynn and Vanhanen make their IQ estimates much more reliable than the individual studies they use are. This is based on the psychometric true score theory; it would useful for Unz to read this classic article by Rushton et al. on the principle of aggregation.

    One interesting fact is that because of the noisiness of Lynn and Vanhanen's data, the correlations they report between national IQs and economic and social outcomes are systematically underestimated. If they had more reliable data, the correlations would be even higher.

    While the reported IQ differences between European nations are small and generally not statistically significant, Ireland and the Balkan region tend to score lower than the rest of Europe. This is apparent in the PISA results, too, and it would be even more salient if we controlled for the sizable low-IQ non-white populations that many Western Europeans countries have.

    “If they had more reliable data, the correlations would be even higher.”

    How can we know that, before their work was adjusted with more reliable data?

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  • Just before the Labor Day weekend, a front page New York Times story broke the news of the largest cheating scandal in Harvard University history, in which nearly half the students taking a Government course on the role of Congress had plagiarized or otherwise illegally collaborated on their final exam.[1] Each year, Harvard admits just...
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    Meritocracy explained:
    The CBS Morning News-Charlie Rose-married to a daughter or whatever of Paley. Gayle King-Oprah's girlfriend. But this takes the cake Bianna Golodryga she's a sub for Nora O'Donnell who actually has to travel around the country and work while the other two sit on their old asses, one fat and black and the other bony and bought off, lol. Whell, Brianna, ..err I mean Bi-anna is married to Obama Budget director and now Lazard director Orszag! And she also 'contributes' to CNN. Good job if you can get it! LOL!!!
    I love Nora O'Donnell who seems to actually have gone thru a meritocracy program. LOL!

    Charlie Rose is the latest ‘celebrity’ to get the ‘sexual abuse’ ax. I had written a post on The Myth of American Meritocracy article by Ron Unz just a few days ago pointing out Charlie Rose’s connections to CBS, so double LOL!! Charlie being a crypto Zionist makes his predicament extra special. (Very wide grin)
    ‘Karma is a fickle bitch my friend’ Charlie Harper, Two and a Half Men. LOL!!!

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  • […] -Taking advantage of the hospitality of your host nation and their generosity in considering you a cooperative and assimilated population to pose as part of the majority group in convenient situations to hide the fact that you’re grossly disproportionately overrepresented in many national institutions, such as elite universities. […]

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  • Meritocracy explained:
    The CBS Morning News-Charlie Rose-married to a daughter or whatever of Paley. Gayle King-Oprah’s girlfriend. But this takes the cake Bianna Golodryga she’s a sub for Nora O’Donnell who actually has to travel around the country and work while the other two sit on their old asses, one fat and black and the other bony and bought off, lol. Whell, Brianna, ..err I mean Bi-anna is married to Obama Budget director and now Lazard director Orszag! And she also ‘contributes’ to CNN. Good job if you can get it! LOL!!!
    I love Nora O’Donnell who seems to actually have gone thru a meritocracy program. LOL!

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    Charlie Rose is the latest ‘celebrity’ to get the ‘sexual abuse’ ax. I had written a post on The Myth of American Meritocracy article by Ron Unz just a few days ago pointing out Charlie Rose’s connections to CBS, so double LOL!! Charlie being a crypto Zionist makes his predicament extra special. (Very wide grin)
    'Karma is a fickle bitch my friend' Charlie Harper, Two and a Half Men. LOL!!!
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  • Will mass immigration destroy the GOP? Can our middle-class society survive high immigration levels? Is there any political solution to our current immigration difficulties? Last June the U.S. Census disclosed that non-white births in America were on the verge of surpassing the white total and might do so as early as the end of this...
  • @RobRich
    Adam, look into the US Libertarian Party. This last election especially young Hispanic women went big for them. Plus they have parties in Mexico, Costa Rica, Russia, etc.

    Unlike most of the people here, they understand the difference between immigration, seeking naturalization, and invasion.

    They're dwarfed by the non-partisan Libertarian International, which is run by tough-guy Hispanic-Britannics going back to founders of the US and Spanish Empires and mostly seem interested in lifestyle improvement/futurism and dismantling Islamo-fascism at present.

    Please, man, nobody went big for the LP. I’m glad they did better than usual, despite Gary Johnson coming across in an odd offputting way and being suicidally naive on immigration, but neither female Hispanics nor any other major demographic group went big for them.

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  • @Astuteobservor II
    nah, more like open borders thing should only be done with countries that are the same as usa on the economic and human development scale.

    ex: members of the EU have open borders with each other, that works.

    but when you allow in mass immigrants from the middle east/africa with completely different cultures and little to no education, that is when you get massive problems.

    https://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2015/demo/p25-1143.pdf
    check the graphs and charts starting around page 10. it is the breeding rate of Hispanics that will change the demographics of this country. nothing else.

    Agree with you, except that it is no longer safe or wise for EU members to blindly admit anyone from other EU member states. This is because “german” and “French” and “Swedish” citizens are increasingly likely to be Muslim, African or Arab, or both.

    The central and eastern European countries need to get out of the EU, or stay out, as the case may be, and form a bloc with common border security, diplomatic front, and freer cultural and economic exchange among the white European peoples of the bloc.

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  • @Hardeep SIngh
    Knowone I know wants an end to white America, America would not be the same without a significant number of people of anglo/european heritage, however it is the sentiment of nativist America that needs to end.

    Yeah, we are glad you came here to lecture and enlighten us. GTFO.

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  • At the end of April, Charles Kenny, a former World Bank economist specializing in international development, published a blistering attack in Foreign Policy entitled “Dumb and Dumber,” with the accusatory subtitle “Are development experts becoming racists?” Kenny charged that a growing number of development economists were turning towards genetic and other intrinsic human traits as...
  • http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/08/greeks-really-do-have-near-mythical-origins-ancient-dna-reveals

    Modern studies of Greek DNA show closest similarities to Italy, not to Turkey. There are likely millions of Turks who have Greek DNA through forced conversions, but not the other way around. Remember, Turkey was a wealthy occupier and thus required conversion to Islam. A Muslim converting to Greek Christianity was out of the question.

    From the study linked above:

    “Now, ancient DNA suggests that living Greeks are indeed the descendants of Mycenaeans, with only a small proportion of DNA from later migrations to Greece. And the Mycenaeans themselves were closely related to the earlier Minoans, the study reveals, another great civilization that flourished on the island of Crete from 2600 B.C.E. to 1400 B.C.E. (named for the mythical King Minos).

    …”Not surprisingly, the Minoans and Mycenaeans looked alike, both carrying genes for brown hair and brown eyes. Artists in both cultures painted dark-haired, dark-eyed people on frescoes and pottery who resemble each other, although the two cultures spoke and wrote different languages. The Mycenaeans were more militaristic, with art replete with spears and images of war, whereas Minoan art showed few signs of warfare, Lazaridis says. Because the Minoans script used hieroglyphics, some archaeologists thought they were partly Egyptian, which turns out to be false.

    When the researchers compared the DNA of modern Greeks to that of ancient Mycenaeans, they found a lot of genetic overlap. Modern Greeks share similar proportions of DNA from the same ancestral sources as Mycenaeans, although they have inherited a little less DNA from ancient Anatolian farmers and a bit more DNA from later migrations to Greece.”

    There are many Albanians and other groups living in modern Greece and calling themselves Greek. True ethnic Greeks, numbering only 14 million, look the same as the ancient statues.

    The world IQ record belongs to a Greek, James Sidis.

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  • SUMMARY Californians of European ancestry---"whites"---became a minority near the end of the 1980s, and this unprecedented ethnic transformation is probably responsible for the rise of a series of ethnically-charged political issues such as immigration, affirmative action, and bilingual education, as seen in Propositions 187, 209, and 227. Since America as a whole is undergoing the...
  • @Rdm
    Let me first start by saying,

    People don't want to migrate to Iceland, Ireland, Ukraine, Austria, Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Slovakia, Greece, Belarus, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia to name a few. Those are, as you may have well remembered, all White countries.

    Ask any Europeans from Romania, if they want to migrate to New Zealand or the US, even White Europeans will choose North America in a heartbeat. So it's not so much of a White country rather an opportunity presented to those immigrants.

    You want to go to where the prosperity is but it just so turns out that that’s almost always where the white people are and recedes and disappears when they’re gone.
     
    I don't say White people can't create their own place to live. They do create a nice environment for them to live. But it doesn't prove that White people create the most admired place to live. The most significant advantage White people have over all other races, is they're extremely brutal and cruel when they deceived native people, colonized the massive land (that is equivalent to inheriting the mega-trillion worth of world asset that is eventually trickled down to, of course, White people.)

    [Read up how European settlers tricked native indians to educate them how to cope with the harsh weather in the new found land. They killed their saviors in the end, conquered the New World. Belated Happy Thanksgiving btw.]

    Now let's turn our head to White European immigrants intention. Ask any Romanian if they want to migrate to Estonia or France. There's no question about it. Why? No wonder France has accumulated her wealth throughout history from colonization in Africa, IndoChina (now known as South East Asia). It's no question that even a White European want to migrate to another White countries that turn out to be those master colonizers in the past.

    The idea is, Nations accumulate their wealth through colonization in the past (Or if need be, through WAR). All wealthy nations on this planet, executed those expeditions in the past. Not to be surprised, those are the countries that majority of people want to migrate to.

    There's no coincidence that those wealthy nations also turn out to be Colonizers in the past.

    You want to go to where the prosperity is but it just so turns out that that’s almost always where the white people are and recedes and disappears when they’re gone.
     
    Not that I remember when British left Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, they're even doing better to cater to the needs of local people.

    Just because your group may not be an acute a threat as Islamic fanatics with 83 IQ doesn’t mean you’re a good, positive influence and have a good impact on our countries.
     
    Just because your skin present "White" doesn't mean you make a good impact on my country, i.e., US

    You may as well be 1st immigrant, Eastern European, from third world countries, spewing out your White skin, claiming your anglo-saxon heritage (While your dad is somehow remotely related to those wealthy nations UK, France, Germany; your mom from Eastern European, and suddenly you become a White nationalist.).

    I've seen it, I've experienced it. Those ridiculous human Herd Mentality; you reap when the benefits fit you, but you escape into a rabbit hole once your forefather is nothing to do with Mr. Columbus raping and enslaving native strong people.

    So bottom line, Get down from your high horse. No one cares what size Queen Elizabeth panty size is.

    >” The most significant advantage White people have over all other races, is they’re extremely brutal and cruel”

    Native Injuns migrated from Mongolia…a place where kind, gentle Tamerlane butchered 17,000,000 humans pre-Zyklon-B, when the world war far less populous. China was also home to Genghis Khan and Mao: both mass-killers.

    Injuns fought each other long before Honkies showed up.

    Comanches were notoriously brutal.

    Aztecs practiced human sacrifice.

    Africans ate each other.

    Stop hating whites…and knowledge.

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  • @woodNfish
    Sedition is already a crime. The law only works when it is enforced and it is not being enforced. The UC Berkely riots were allowed to happen, even encouraged by the mayor, the UC Berkely President and the cops who stood by and did nothing. Everyone of those people violated their oaths to uphold the law and should be criminally prosecuted for that, but it won't happen. The US is totally corrupt. I see no solution.

    Yvette Felarca’s BAMN (“by any means necessary”) thugs caused CA to spend $2,000,000 to protect free speech. She, a violent Filipina, remains free.

    Imagine a conservative white, middle-aged man…like Yvette teaching at a Berkeley “non-violent” middleschool… being filmed on weekend’s beating women at feminists rallies, calling on-air for even more violence. Think he’d keep HIS job and not be jailed?

    Felarca’s BAMN proudly brags about denying citizen’s their First Amendment rights. She spends no time in prison.

    Meanwhile, a white couple that shouted WORDS at blacks attending a birthday party got sentenced to 35 years in prison.

    THIRY-FIVE YEARS!

    We endlessly hear about the one women killed by a lone loon in Charlottesville, VA. We hear nothing about “white nationalists” there playing by the rules (being peaceful, getting permits) who were shoved by cops into streets filled with violent black thugs (one of whom got $166,000 for being a white senior citizen).

    No mention, either, that Felarca’s BAMN riot in Sacramento resulted in 9 humans being stabbed.

    The NYT never covers such events honestly. Its motto is, “All the news that fits our narrative.”

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  • Just before the Labor Day weekend, a front page New York Times story broke the news of the largest cheating scandal in Harvard University history, in which nearly half the students taking a Government course on the role of Congress had plagiarized or otherwise illegally collaborated on their final exam.[1] Each year, Harvard admits just...
  • For merit to prevail, gender and names need to be removed from applications.

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  • SUMMARY Californians of European ancestry---"whites"---became a minority near the end of the 1980s, and this unprecedented ethnic transformation is probably responsible for the rise of a series of ethnically-charged political issues such as immigration, affirmative action, and bilingual education, as seen in Propositions 187, 209, and 227. Since America as a whole is undergoing the...
  • @Question
    How did you get the 1980s as the transition point? According to the Census California was 57 percent non Hispanic white in 1990. Are you subtracting middle easterners or something? Just curious.

    The third paragraph:

    Besides, on the historic transition date in question, official statistics would have indicated a shrinking but still substantial white majority. The bizarre framework of federal racial classification–which divides all mankind into Asians, blacks, Hispanics, and “other” whites–places blond, blue-eyed, third-generation Argentinian-Americans who speak not a word of Spanish in the category of minorities, while dark-skinned Muslim immigrants from Egypt, speaking not a word of English, are labeled members of the white majority. In this Alice-in-Wonderland perspective, the huge inflow into California of hundreds of thousands of Iranians and Armenians and Egyptians had acted to “whiten” the state, partially balancing the huge simultaneous inflow of Vietnamese and Mexicans and Somalis.

    Also, it’s widely believed that there was a substantial under count in the number of Hispanic illegals immigrants.

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  • @Ron Unz

    I am not able to access the “Forum” feature/section of the Unz Review anymore. Error message “Nothing found” http://www.unz.com/forum/
     
    Actually, I've been very busy the last two months working on major changes in the software, and just loaded the new version on the website earlier a few hours ago.

    Given the huge number of changes in the underlying code, it's been a very pleasant surprise that there have been so few problems that almost no one noticed anything different. Naturally, there were some bugs, and you apparently found one of them. With luck I should be able to quickly fix them once people find them.

    After everything seems to be working properly, I'll put up an Announcement describing the software release and the various new features added.

    How did you get the 1980s as the transition point? According to the Census California was 57 percent non Hispanic white in 1990. Are you subtracting middle easterners or something? Just curious.

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    The third paragraph:

    Besides, on the historic transition date in question, official statistics would have indicated a shrinking but still substantial white majority. The bizarre framework of federal racial classification–which divides all mankind into Asians, blacks, Hispanics, and “other” whites–places blond, blue-eyed, third-generation Argentinian-Americans who speak not a word of Spanish in the category of minorities, while dark-skinned Muslim immigrants from Egypt, speaking not a word of English, are labeled members of the white majority. In this Alice-in-Wonderland perspective, the huge inflow into California of hundreds of thousands of Iranians and Armenians and Egyptians had acted to “whiten” the state, partially balancing the huge simultaneous inflow of Vietnamese and Mexicans and Somalis.
     
    Also, it's widely believed that there was a substantial under count in the number of Hispanic illegals immigrants.
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  • Just before the Labor Day weekend, a front page New York Times story broke the news of the largest cheating scandal in Harvard University history, in which nearly half the students taking a Government course on the role of Congress had plagiarized or otherwise illegally collaborated on their final exam.[1] Each year, Harvard admits just...
  • Considering that there are 4 Billion Asians in the world, and they are the fastest rising immigrant group in the US(in number), without affirmative action all our elite institutions will be 100% Asian in no time. I will only agree to doing away with AA if we strongly curtail Asian immigration, limiting Asians to no more than 10% of the total green card recipients each year (while cutting that down to 100,000 new green card recipients per year).

    Until then, I favor a system where we employ strict racial quotas in direct proportion to each group’s overall representation in the general population, thus every incoming freshman class should be 5% Asian, 12% black, 17% hispanic, 2% Jew, 1% Muslim, 3% mixed race, 60% non-hispanic gentile white. Then within each group, admit strictly by academic credentials – test scores, GPA, that’s it. Each group competes within its own group, not between groups. Get rid of all the ridiculous emphasis on extracurricular activities, which only increased the inequality since all activities are costly to participate in, not to mention running our high school kids ragged focusing on things that are completely irrelevant to academics. This is the fairest system to all groups.

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  • Since Whites built the colleges in the first place neither Asian-Americans or Jews should get the majority of spots. Whites should.

    Whites have made it a policy to be fair while no one else cares. We should do the same and push for Whites first.

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  • The Strange Collapse of Jewish Academic Achievement

    This is so simple to explain that it will be to hard for you to believe it. Anyway, it is the simpel truth. Language. English makes stupid. German not so much. But German is pretty hard, when learned as a second language. The mind and thinking in German has a liveliness to it the English language simply destroys. Einstein once said, when I need to think I use German. Well short after the Nation was destroyed and it was made sure, this great gift to the world couldn’t be shared anymore. Look into the onesided (!) dispute between the Simpleton Isaac Newton and the Genius Johann Wolfgang Freiherr von Goethe. On the other hand, it would be a waste of time, you wouldn’t understand it anyway, since it can’t be measured and categorized, and for more than that and antipodic thinking the English language isn’t really useful. For one thing it is, you can learn it relatively fast and a native speaker can be reasonably assured of having a greater vocabulary. We have a Wortschatz and we can, just like gods or Engineers (Prometheus is about us, don’t be fooled by your movie ‘reviewers’), create new words and out of new words (not names) grows new reality. Theutonic or Theodiscus. The sad part is, this makes you envious. =) And you start cheating and colonizing and stealing and lying. English is for another thing good. Humor. That’s why you have no philosophy. Not even one useful great thinker. Terry Pratchett was one. Douglas Adams was one. And Monthy Python were great thinkers in the English mindset.

    Watch their Philosophers Football some day.

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  • @Tradecraft46
    The problem is that degrees are now ascribed status, so all that counts is the paper. Thus the holders are really not expected to do anything, and really are just place holders and ornaments.

    Back in the day, anyone with a good degree would be expected to write solid prose showing a decent if not superb understanding of the subject at hand. Now they only concern is to produce the proper 'hamster noises' reflecting preferences of your masters: all very PC.

    Yes and the Chinese got that figured out long ago. The Economist reported years ago that you can easily buy a fake diploma from any US university in China, the most popular of course is Harvard University, that might cost you $2, the rest are like $1. The only ones who still bothered to fake their transcripts, cheat on their SAT and TOEFL, have their essays ghost written, lied about awards won, sent in fake recommendations then pay $180k for a real US university diploma are really just looking at it as a way to emigrate. It’s cheaper than the EB5 which costs $500k.

    You can always count on the Chinese to take full advantage of American stupidity.

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  • The problem is that degrees are now ascribed status, so all that counts is the paper. Thus the holders are really not expected to do anything, and really are just place holders and ornaments.

    Back in the day, anyone with a good degree would be expected to write solid prose showing a decent if not superb understanding of the subject at hand. Now they only concern is to produce the proper ‘hamster noises’ reflecting preferences of your masters: all very PC.

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    Yes and the Chinese got that figured out long ago. The Economist reported years ago that you can easily buy a fake diploma from any US university in China, the most popular of course is Harvard University, that might cost you $2, the rest are like $1. The only ones who still bothered to fake their transcripts, cheat on their SAT and TOEFL, have their essays ghost written, lied about awards won, sent in fake recommendations then pay $180k for a real US university diploma are really just looking at it as a way to emigrate. It's cheaper than the EB5 which costs $500k.

    You can always count on the Chinese to take full advantage of American stupidity.

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  • Sometimes I think we should all just leave the house in Darth Vader masks. Perhaps then and only then, will we truly judge someone based on their ability and character, and not by conscious or unconscious bias due to appearance, skin color etc. And then you have to ask, why do we need to go through such extreme measures to achieve this outcome? Sad. Human nature sucks.

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  • I think it’s time for Harvard (and Stanford, MIT, rest of the Ivies) to do the right thing and admit 100% blacks. Given that anyone who holds a degree from Harvard (or Yale, Princeton, any of these top 10 schools) is instantly considered a genius from having gone through a first rate education provided by these institutions, and hired away with glee by the media, academia, Wall Street, Capitol Hill, Silicon Valley, management consulting, even Hollywood, it is only right that we allow maximum number of blacks, the most oppressed group in history, to hold degrees from these elite institutions, why limit them to only 14% of enrollment?

    Make our top 10 schools admit 100% black until average wealth of blacks in this country equal that of whites, anything less is racist!

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  • A Chinese Enhanced Model 4.0 student losing to a 4.0 student who is a “mud person” will do nothing to damage life chances for the sheltered White/Asian, nor will it impoverish the University or society. Grading itself is a highly ineffectual means or marking learning and comprehension, sort of like IQ. How many overachievers have you met who have that curious absence of questions, who perform like automatons and don’t have anything to say during discussions?

    Meanwhile, meeting someone from Jordan or Afghanistan will help immensely counter the loads of bunk you read on MediaLite sites like this which will have you at 18 assuming Pashtun berserker ragers who view westerners like bull’s view of a matador’s red flag, in loosening up your narrativize, copestrategized “world view” and introducing you to the undeniable fact that people are people and the worst predictor of their behavior is quant nerd derived reason and the best is casual acquaintance.

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  • @FKA Max
    Fascinating and revealing anecdote from commenter Twinkie:

    2. You forget that I worked at the admission office of an Ivy League university about 30 years ago, where a Jewish admissions officer declared, loudly, in front of everyone, that both Jews and Asians were smart, but that Jews cared about the world and Asians didn’t (implying that’s the reason why Jews were favored in the admissions process). What dawned on me at the time, after I got over the initial shock of hearing it, was the sheer boldness of him saying that in public. He didn’t expect to get into trouble at all, and he was right.
     
    - http://www.unz.com/isteve/asians-sue-harvard-over-affirmative-action-in-admissions/#comment-1960096

    , which seems to match with Amy Chua's and Jed Rubenfeld's description of Jewish cultural/religious attitudes:

    By definition, superiority is "a deeply internalized belief in your group's specialness, exceptionality, or superiority." The authors claim that this element is derived from various sources. First, from a religious perspective, Mormons are introduced to their people's magnificent history and civilization. Second, from a social viewpoint, Nigerian immigrants belonging to the prestige entrepreneurial Igbo people. Third, a mixture of both like Jews as “a moral people, a people of law and intellect, a people of survivors.”
     
    - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Triple_Package#Superiority_complex


    The danger inherent in all ethno-centric tribes is that they work to dominate majority populations by creating systems of assigning superiority and inferiority. They then use these to justify growing inequalities of wealth, education and political power!
     
    - http://www.unz.com/jpetras/judeo-centrism-myths-and-mania/#comment-1846450

    Having been a good student, no matter how good the reputation of the school—and most of the good schools, we are coming to learn, are good chiefly in reputation—is no indication of one’s quality or promise as a leader. A good student might even be more than a bit of a follower, a conformist, standing ready to give satisfaction to the powers that be so that one can proceed to the next good school, taking another step up the ladder of meritocracy.
     
    - http://www.unz.com/forum/white-students-unfair-advantage-in-admissions/#comment-1748458

    In my opinion, all applicants and candidates for high-level positions in government, business, the military, etc. and for prestigious elite schools/universities (both students and faculty), which are the springboards into high-level governmental, etc. positions and the elite’s main recruiting grounds, should be both IQ and Psychopathy Checklist tested.

    I think this would ensure a more genuine and solid meritocracy and elite.
     
    - http://www.unz.com/forum/white-students-unfair-advantage-in-admissions/#comment-1754583

    Ok,

    a strange thing happened. The comment by commenter Twinkie, which I linked to above, (temporarily?) disappeared from the comment section of the blog post by Mr. Sailer, but still can be found in commenter Twinkie‘s commenting archives: http://www.unz.com/comments/all/2017/08/08/?commenterfilter=Twinkie

    I also noticed that this article had 46 Facebook Likes yesterday evening and today it only has 3, if memory serves right.

    The commenting software must be trying to gaslight me ha, ha ;-)

    These issues are probably related to the recent website upgrades:

    Meanwhile, that Facebook Like issue turned out to be very simple—just a Facebook cache that had gotten corrupted on some posts during the HTTPS/HTTP problems. It’s now been solved.

    http://www.unz.com/announcement/new-software-releaseopen-thread/#comment-1955999

    FYI, from the WaPo by Edward Blum:

    Harvard’s discrimination against Asian Americans must end

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/harvards-discrimination-against-asian-americans-must-end/2017/08/08/446ebd6a-7bb1-11e7-a669-b400c5c7e1cc_story.html?utm_term=.5c3174b48690

    Edward Blum was born into a Jewish family in Benton Harbor, Michigan, where his parents owned and operated the local shoe store.[4]

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Blum_(litigant)#Early_life

    The Project on Fair Representation, in turn, is fully financed by a tax-exempt charitable group called Donors Trust, which raises money from a variety of benefactors and directs them to conservative foundations and projects.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-casemaker-idUSBRE8B30V220121204

    The Donors Trust is supported by the likes of the Koch Brothers and the DeVos family: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donors_Trust#Donors

    I always felt this way about the infamous, multi-billionaire, libertarian Koch Brothers, for example, who I think are highly intelligent, but whom I consider to be a menace to society

    http://www.unz.com/article/trump-turns-the-corner-and-goes-on-the-attack-will-he-make-the-gop-follow/#comment-1928127

    I wonder what John Calvin would make of Abraham Kuyper’s and Betsy DeVos’ pro-Papacy politics and philosophy/theology? [...] It almost appears that Neo-Calvinism is to Calvinism, what Neo-Conservatism is to Conservatism.

    http://www.unz.com/article/npis-spencer-vs-politcos-hirsh-etc/#comment-1665508
    [...]
    It seems to me that the Mercer/Prince/DeVos, etc. families are the Koch Brothers of the Alt Right movement, and Steve Bannon is their agent

    http://www.unz.com/article/the-battles-of-berkeley-someone-is-going-to-get-killed-where-is-trump/#comment-1841454

    This is the greatest danger, in my opinion:

    This suggests that, if Asians sue Harvard for underrepresentation, they could only make their case if they claim underrepresentation compared to Jews, not Whites as a whole. I rather doubt they will do that.
    [...]
    It would be outrageous indeed if Unz’s results are used solely to encourage more discrimination against non-Jewish Whites by resulting in higher Asian admissions which, assuming affirmative action remains in place, could only come from Jews and non-Jewish Whites. Given the obvious indications of Jewish ethnic networking, the likely result would be that Jewish levels would stay the same or even increase but there would be an even more drastic decline in non-Jewish Whites, probably to less than 10%.
    [...]
    Quite clearly Unz must know that talking about White enrollment without separating Whites and Jews leads to a completely inaccurate picture. Indeed, combining Jewish and non-Jewish Whites is exactly the procedure used by Ivy League universities to hide the gross overrepresentation of Jews compared to non-Jewish Whites. Jewish overrepresentation compared to non-Jewish Whites has long been obvious based on IQ results (see my previous comments on Unz); given the collapse in Jewish academic achievement documented by Unz, the discrimination against non-Jewish Whites is egregious indeed.

    http://www.theoccidentalobserver.net/2013/02/12/why-has-ron-unz-stopped-talking-about-discrimination-against-non-jewish-whites/

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  • @FKA Max
    Vox Day is on fire at the moment. One of his blog posts was tweeted out by Julian Assange:

    https://twitter.com/JulianAssange/status/894152298062114816

    And he also published a great blog post on Jewish IQ and the group's success:


    So, average Jewish IQ is not particularly high, but is slightly higher than the European average, and considerably higher than the current US average, which I calculate to be around 95 and falling. Which, of course, is why high average intelligence is an inadequate explanation for the historical Jewish success in 20th-century America, as their level of comparative success is declining even as the IQ delta grows.
     
    - http://voxday.blogspot.com/2017/08/iq-exaggeration-and-overrepresentation.html

    One commenter on that blog post stood out in particular to me:

    Sorry, VOX. After living several years in Israel as a consulting educational psychologist who did IQ tests, I can safely say most of them are dishonest, dumb religious or communist fanatics who could and often do screw up a cup of black coffee. Much like those in the US. Much like what many say among themselves when they think they're 'entre nous.'

    There is a very smart contingent who get headlines, but in my experience the claim that Jews or Asians (spent years in Asia as well) are smarter than US Whites is hidden far-left propaganda.

    IQ-wise, Western and especially Britannic (North UK, North Spain, North France/Dutch) US Whites rule.
     
    - http://voxday.blogspot.com/2017/08/iq-exaggeration-and-overrepresentation.html#c7582965833486714330

    "The Ashkenazi/white European IQ difference is very well documented. "

    No, it's BS. As an educational psychologist I've talked my way into seeing the original data on many of these silly and fraudulent studies. They typically misdefine or mismatch populations or methods to get the results they want. Many are as goofy as the FISA tests, comparing e.g. 15 year old Whites to Ashkenazi adults. One used Catell IQ for the Ashkenazi and Binet for the Euros. Some simply define Ashkenazi as any one of them who is professional and ignore those of low education or mental ability.

    There may be some effect, but it's overblown and the studies if you see the original data don't support the thesis. Don't underestimate the corruption of science data by the far-left (and far-right). Some of this is coming out in the reverify the data movement, but whatever you fear, in my experience it's worse.
     
    - http://voxday.blogspot.com/2017/08/iq-exaggeration-and-overrepresentation.html#c4175367532125886852

    And here an excerpt from a comment by Mr. Unz:

    As I pointed out in a short note a few years ago, Richard Lynn published an entire *book* on Jewish intelligence, and among other things, he provided an entire listing of the 32 available IQ studies of American Jews, nearly all of which show figures well above the white 100 average:

    http://www.unz.com/runz/raceiq-super-flynn-effects-in-germans-jews-and-hispanics/

    However, the widespread figure of IQ=115 which always used to float around the Internet a decade or two ago seems complete nonsense. I think only one or two of the 32 studies produced a figure that high, and most of the ones from recent decades seem to average around IQ=110-112, which is a much more reasonable figure.

    However, much more intriguingly, I pointed out that the average for the 14 studies from 1920-1937 was scarcely above the white average, being only 101.5, while the average of the nine studies from 1944-1960 was still only 107, while only the last nine studies from 1970-2008 averaged 111 (all of these were Flynn-adjusted). This stunning rise of tested Jewish IQ over merely a couple of generations obviously cannot be genetic and the pattern seems too striking for measurement-effects, very likely pointing to the impact of affluence, or educational/cultural factors.

    Furthermore, there seems enormous evidence that in the last couple of decades or so, there’s been a considerable decline in Jewish academic achievement, though the actual factors responsible are not entirely clear

    – http://www.unz.com/freed/iq-a-skeptics-view/#comment-1732044
     
    - http://www.unz.com/isteve/vox-demonizing-charles-murray-is-really-about-protecting-jews/#comment-1905923

    Fascinating and revealing anecdote from commenter Twinkie:

    2. You forget that I worked at the admission office of an Ivy League university about 30 years ago, where a Jewish admissions officer declared, loudly, in front of everyone, that both Jews and Asians were smart, but that Jews cared about the world and Asians didn’t (implying that’s the reason why Jews were favored in the admissions process). What dawned on me at the time, after I got over the initial shock of hearing it, was the sheer boldness of him saying that in public. He didn’t expect to get into trouble at all, and he was right.

    http://www.unz.com/isteve/asians-sue-harvard-over-affirmative-action-in-admissions/#comment-1960096

    , which seems to match with Amy Chua’s and Jed Rubenfeld’s description of Jewish cultural/religious attitudes:

    By definition, superiority is “a deeply internalized belief in your group’s specialness, exceptionality, or superiority.” The authors claim that this element is derived from various sources. First, from a religious perspective, Mormons are introduced to their people’s magnificent history and civilization. Second, from a social viewpoint, Nigerian immigrants belonging to the prestige entrepreneurial Igbo people. Third, a mixture of both like Jews as “a moral people, a people of law and intellect, a people of survivors.”

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Triple_Package#Superiority_complex

    The danger inherent in all ethno-centric tribes is that they work to dominate majority populations by creating systems of assigning superiority and inferiority. They then use these to justify growing inequalities of wealth, education and political power!

    http://www.unz.com/jpetras/judeo-centrism-myths-and-mania/#comment-1846450

    Having been a good student, no matter how good the reputation of the school—and most of the good schools, we are coming to learn, are good chiefly in reputation—is no indication of one’s quality or promise as a leader. A good student might even be more than a bit of a follower, a conformist, standing ready to give satisfaction to the powers that be so that one can proceed to the next good school, taking another step up the ladder of meritocracy.

    http://www.unz.com/forum/white-students-unfair-advantage-in-admissions/#comment-1748458

    In my opinion, all applicants and candidates for high-level positions in government, business, the military, etc. and for prestigious elite schools/universities (both students and faculty), which are the springboards into high-level governmental, etc. positions and the elite’s main recruiting grounds, should be both IQ and Psychopathy Checklist tested.

    I think this would ensure a more genuine and solid meritocracy and elite.

    http://www.unz.com/forum/white-students-unfair-advantage-in-admissions/#comment-1754583

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    Ok,

    a strange thing happened. The comment by commenter Twinkie, which I linked to above, (temporarily?) disappeared from the comment section of the blog post by Mr. Sailer, but still can be found in commenter Twinkie's commenting archives: http://www.unz.com/comments/all/2017/08/08/?commenterfilter=Twinkie

    I also noticed that this article had 46 Facebook Likes yesterday evening and today it only has 3, if memory serves right.

    The commenting software must be trying to gaslight me ha, ha ;-)

    These issues are probably related to the recent website upgrades:

    Meanwhile, that Facebook Like issue turned out to be very simple—just a Facebook cache that had gotten corrupted on some posts during the HTTPS/HTTP problems. It’s now been solved.
     
    - http://www.unz.com/announcement/new-software-releaseopen-thread/#comment-1955999

    FYI, from the WaPo by Edward Blum:

    Harvard’s discrimination against Asian Americans must end

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/harvards-discrimination-against-asian-americans-must-end/2017/08/08/446ebd6a-7bb1-11e7-a669-b400c5c7e1cc_story.html?utm_term=.5c3174b48690

    Edward Blum was born into a Jewish family in Benton Harbor, Michigan, where his parents owned and operated the local shoe store.[4]
     
    - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Blum_(litigant)#Early_life


    The Project on Fair Representation, in turn, is fully financed by a tax-exempt charitable group called Donors Trust, which raises money from a variety of benefactors and directs them to conservative foundations and projects.
     
    - https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-casemaker-idUSBRE8B30V220121204

    The Donors Trust is supported by the likes of the Koch Brothers and the DeVos family: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donors_Trust#Donors

    I always felt this way about the infamous, multi-billionaire, libertarian Koch Brothers, for example, who I think are highly intelligent, but whom I consider to be a menace to society
     
    - http://www.unz.com/article/trump-turns-the-corner-and-goes-on-the-attack-will-he-make-the-gop-follow/#comment-1928127

    I wonder what John Calvin would make of Abraham Kuyper’s and Betsy DeVos’ pro-Papacy politics and philosophy/theology? [...] It almost appears that Neo-Calvinism is to Calvinism, what Neo-Conservatism is to Conservatism.

    – http://www.unz.com/article/npis-spencer-vs-politcos-hirsh-etc/#comment-1665508
    [...]
    It seems to me that the Mercer/Prince/DeVos, etc. families are the Koch Brothers of the Alt Right movement, and Steve Bannon is their agent
     
    - http://www.unz.com/article/the-battles-of-berkeley-someone-is-going-to-get-killed-where-is-trump/#comment-1841454

    This is the greatest danger, in my opinion:

    This suggests that, if Asians sue Harvard for underrepresentation, they could only make their case if they claim underrepresentation compared to Jews, not Whites as a whole. I rather doubt they will do that.
    [...]
    It would be outrageous indeed if Unz’s results are used solely to encourage more discrimination against non-Jewish Whites by resulting in higher Asian admissions which, assuming affirmative action remains in place, could only come from Jews and non-Jewish Whites. Given the obvious indications of Jewish ethnic networking, the likely result would be that Jewish levels would stay the same or even increase but there would be an even more drastic decline in non-Jewish Whites, probably to less than 10%.
    [...]
    Quite clearly Unz must know that talking about White enrollment without separating Whites and Jews leads to a completely inaccurate picture. Indeed, combining Jewish and non-Jewish Whites is exactly the procedure used by Ivy League universities to hide the gross overrepresentation of Jews compared to non-Jewish Whites. Jewish overrepresentation compared to non-Jewish Whites has long been obvious based on IQ results (see my previous comments on Unz); given the collapse in Jewish academic achievement documented by Unz, the discrimination against non-Jewish Whites is egregious indeed.
     
    - http://www.theoccidentalobserver.net/2013/02/12/why-has-ron-unz-stopped-talking-about-discrimination-against-non-jewish-whites/
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  • I had an interesting thought come to me today. What if Harvard, and the Ivy League in general, switched to a “Senate” quota system, meaning that like every state gets two senators in the U.S. Senate, every state would get 2% of the admissions of every freshman class allotted to them.

    So every state would get about 40 students out of a freshman class of about 2000 at Harvard, for example: https://college.harvard.edu/admissions/admissions-statistics

    If circa 10% of the admissions are reserved for international students, as it is traditionally the case, that would mean 36 students per state per freshman class at Harvard.

    Even if Harvard only used a “Senate” quota system every other year or maybe even just every six years, this could add true “diversity” to its student body, in my opinion.

    Interestingly as well, which I just noticed on second inspection, on their “Admissions Statistics” web page, under “Ethnicity”, Harvard doesn’t even list White/European American as an ethnic category/group:

    Ethnicity

    African American 14.6%

    Asian American 22.2%

    Hispanic or Latino 11.6%

    Native American or Pacific Islander 2.5%

    https://college.harvard.edu/admissions/admissions-statistics

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  • Vox Day is on fire at the moment. One of his blog posts was tweeted out by Julian Assange:

    And he also published a great blog post on Jewish IQ and the group’s success:

    So, average Jewish IQ is not particularly high, but is slightly higher than the European average, and considerably higher than the current US average, which I calculate to be around 95 and falling. Which, of course, is why high average intelligence is an inadequate explanation for the historical Jewish success in 20th-century America, as their level of comparative success is declining even as the IQ delta grows.

    http://voxday.blogspot.com/2017/08/iq-exaggeration-and-overrepresentation.html

    One commenter on that blog post stood out in particular to me:

    Sorry, VOX. After living several years in Israel as a consulting educational psychologist who did IQ tests, I can safely say most of them are dishonest, dumb religious or communist fanatics who could and often do screw up a cup of black coffee. Much like those in the US. Much like what many say among themselves when they think they’re ‘entre nous.’

    There is a very smart contingent who get headlines, but in my experience the claim that Jews or Asians (spent years in Asia as well) are smarter than US Whites is hidden far-left propaganda.

    IQ-wise, Western and especially Britannic (North UK, North Spain, North France/Dutch) US Whites rule.

    http://voxday.blogspot.com/2017/08/iq-exaggeration-and-overrepresentation.html#c7582965833486714330

    “The Ashkenazi/white European IQ difference is very well documented. ”

    No, it’s BS. As an educational psychologist I’ve talked my way into seeing the original data on many of these silly and fraudulent studies. They typically misdefine or mismatch populations or methods to get the results they want. Many are as goofy as the FISA tests, comparing e.g. 15 year old Whites to Ashkenazi adults. One used Catell IQ for the Ashkenazi and Binet for the Euros. Some simply define Ashkenazi as any one of them who is professional and ignore those of low education or mental ability.

    There may be some effect, but it’s overblown and the studies if you see the original data don’t support the thesis. Don’t underestimate the corruption of science data by the far-left (and far-right). Some of this is coming out in the reverify the data movement, but whatever you fear, in my experience it’s worse.

    http://voxday.blogspot.com/2017/08/iq-exaggeration-and-overrepresentation.html#c4175367532125886852

    And here an excerpt from a comment by Mr. Unz:

    As I pointed out in a short note a few years ago, Richard Lynn published an entire *book* on Jewish intelligence, and among other things, he provided an entire listing of the 32 available IQ studies of American Jews, nearly all of which show figures well above the white 100 average:

    http://www.unz.com/runz/raceiq-super-flynn-effects-in-germans-jews-and-hispanics/

    However, the widespread figure of IQ=115 which always used to float around the Internet a decade or two ago seems complete nonsense. I think only one or two of the 32 studies produced a figure that high, and most of the ones from recent decades seem to average around IQ=110-112, which is a much more reasonable figure.

    However, much more intriguingly, I pointed out that the average for the 14 studies from 1920-1937 was scarcely above the white average, being only 101.5, while the average of the nine studies from 1944-1960 was still only 107, while only the last nine studies from 1970-2008 averaged 111 (all of these were Flynn-adjusted). This stunning rise of tested Jewish IQ over merely a couple of generations obviously cannot be genetic and the pattern seems too striking for measurement-effects, very likely pointing to the impact of affluence, or educational/cultural factors.

    Furthermore, there seems enormous evidence that in the last couple of decades or so, there’s been a considerable decline in Jewish academic achievement, though the actual factors responsible are not entirely clear

    http://www.unz.com/freed/iq-a-skeptics-view/#comment-1732044

    http://www.unz.com/isteve/vox-demonizing-charles-murray-is-really-about-protecting-jews/#comment-1905923

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    Fascinating and revealing anecdote from commenter Twinkie:

    2. You forget that I worked at the admission office of an Ivy League university about 30 years ago, where a Jewish admissions officer declared, loudly, in front of everyone, that both Jews and Asians were smart, but that Jews cared about the world and Asians didn’t (implying that’s the reason why Jews were favored in the admissions process). What dawned on me at the time, after I got over the initial shock of hearing it, was the sheer boldness of him saying that in public. He didn’t expect to get into trouble at all, and he was right.
     
    - http://www.unz.com/isteve/asians-sue-harvard-over-affirmative-action-in-admissions/#comment-1960096

    , which seems to match with Amy Chua's and Jed Rubenfeld's description of Jewish cultural/religious attitudes:

    By definition, superiority is "a deeply internalized belief in your group's specialness, exceptionality, or superiority." The authors claim that this element is derived from various sources. First, from a religious perspective, Mormons are introduced to their people's magnificent history and civilization. Second, from a social viewpoint, Nigerian immigrants belonging to the prestige entrepreneurial Igbo people. Third, a mixture of both like Jews as “a moral people, a people of law and intellect, a people of survivors.”
     
    - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Triple_Package#Superiority_complex


    The danger inherent in all ethno-centric tribes is that they work to dominate majority populations by creating systems of assigning superiority and inferiority. They then use these to justify growing inequalities of wealth, education and political power!
     
    - http://www.unz.com/jpetras/judeo-centrism-myths-and-mania/#comment-1846450

    Having been a good student, no matter how good the reputation of the school—and most of the good schools, we are coming to learn, are good chiefly in reputation—is no indication of one’s quality or promise as a leader. A good student might even be more than a bit of a follower, a conformist, standing ready to give satisfaction to the powers that be so that one can proceed to the next good school, taking another step up the ladder of meritocracy.
     
    - http://www.unz.com/forum/white-students-unfair-advantage-in-admissions/#comment-1748458

    In my opinion, all applicants and candidates for high-level positions in government, business, the military, etc. and for prestigious elite schools/universities (both students and faculty), which are the springboards into high-level governmental, etc. positions and the elite’s main recruiting grounds, should be both IQ and Psychopathy Checklist tested.

    I think this would ensure a more genuine and solid meritocracy and elite.
     
    - http://www.unz.com/forum/white-students-unfair-advantage-in-admissions/#comment-1754583
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  • One of the shocking things I heard recently was tbat the very bright London educated (the A level students at her co-ed students have just got 33 places at Oxbridge and 14 Ivies) daughter of a successful businessman with a famous and respected German aristocratic name could only get into Harvard if Dad donated $250,000! He (and possibly his wife) are Harvard graduates. Their daughter is going to Columbia instead.

    I inquired about the possibilities of achieving a place at Oxbridge by donation and all the heads and ex heads of college I spoke to were horrified at the idea and said it just wasn’t on.

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  • @Part White, Part Native
    I agree, common people would never think of derivatives , nor make loans based on speculation .

    There are some things only the intelectual elite are foolish enough to believ, in economics, politics, sociology, theology, etc.

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  • @KXB
    "Tiffany was also rejected by all her other prestigious college choices, including Yale, Penn, Duke, and Wellsley, an outcome which greatly surprised and disappointed her immigrant father.88"

    In the fall of 1990, my parents had me apply to 10 colleges. I had the profile of many Indian kids at the time - ranked in the top 10 of the class, editor of school paper, Boy Scouts. SAT scores could have been better, but still strong. Over 700 in all achievement tests save Bio, which was 670.

    Rejected by 5 schools, waitlisted by 3, accepted into 2 - one of them the state univ.

    One of my classmates, whose family was from Thailand, wound up in the same predicament as me. His response, "Basketball was designed to keep the Asian man down."

    The one black kid in our group - got into MIT, dropped out after one year because he could not hack it. The kid from our school who should have gone, from an Italian-American family, and among the few who did not embrace the guido culture, went to Rennsealer instead, and had professional success after.

    RPI is a very good school, and engineering employers don’t care as much about school rankings as do legal employers. It’s a shame that no President in recent memory has seen fit to appoint a Michigan, Virginia, or Penn law graduate to SCOTUS; they’re all very good schools. It’s amazing that the investment banking world follows a similar policy; it may be due to the importance of social connections with corporate clients.

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  • @KXB
    "Tiffany was also rejected by all her other prestigious college choices, including Yale, Penn, Duke, and Wellsley, an outcome which greatly surprised and disappointed her immigrant father.88"

    In the fall of 1990, my parents had me apply to 10 colleges. I had the profile of many Indian kids at the time - ranked in the top 10 of the class, editor of school paper, Boy Scouts. SAT scores could have been better, but still strong. Over 700 in all achievement tests save Bio, which was 670.

    Rejected by 5 schools, waitlisted by 3, accepted into 2 - one of them the state univ.

    One of my classmates, whose family was from Thailand, wound up in the same predicament as me. His response, "Basketball was designed to keep the Asian man down."

    The one black kid in our group - got into MIT, dropped out after one year because he could not hack it. The kid from our school who should have gone, from an Italian-American family, and among the few who did not embrace the guido culture, went to Rennsealer instead, and had professional success after.

    “Someone doesn’t know much about the legal market.”

    He said good and interesting, not highly remunerative, which the word “market” implies.

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  • The trouble here is that people of real merit don’t do at all well in this society.

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  • @Bryan
    Don't forget the mess one finds after they ARE admitted to these schools. I dropped out of Columbia University in 2010.

    You can "make it" on an Ivy-league campus if you are a conservative-Republican-type with all the rich country-club connections that liberals use to stereotype.

    Or you can succeed if you are a poor or working-class type who is willing to toe the Affirmative Action party line and be a good "progressive" Democrat (Obama stickers, "Gay Pride" celebrations, etc.)

    If you come from a poor or working-class background and are religious, or culturally conservative or libertarian in any way, you might as well save your time and money. You're not welcome, period. And if you're a military veteran you WILL be actively persecuted, no matter what the news reports claim.

    It sucks. Getting accepted to Columbia was a dream come true for me. The reality broke my heart.

    That’s a good summary.

    You can “make it” on an Ivy-league campus if you are a conservative-Republican-type with all the rich country-club connections that liberals use to stereotype.

    Or you can succeed if you are a poor or working-class type who is willing to toe the Affirmative Action party line and be a good “progressive” Democrat (Obama stickers, “Gay Pride” celebrations, etc.)

    Zioglob SJW

    If you come from a poor or working-class background and are religious, or culturally conservative or libertarian in any way, you might as well save your time and money. You’re not welcome, period. And if you’re a military veteran you WILL be actively persecuted, no matter what the news reports claim.

    Neither Zioglob nor SJW

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  • Philosophical consistency appears notably absent in many of the prominent figures involved in these admissions battles, with both liberals and conservatives sometimes favoring academic merit and sometimes non-academic factors, whichever would produce the particular ethnic student mix they desired for personal or ideological reasons.

    Maybe the point here is that “Philosophic consistency” is in fact the structure of society.

    In complex technological societies “Philosophical consistency” is a rather artificial construct, diffusing power, making political leaders “servants of the people”, enforcing “equality before the law” and making a rule based society that allows long term trust and planning.

    The default option of tribalism is something very different.

    Tribalism has been the norm for 99%+of human history with one tribe/family dominating resources and placing tribal members in positions of power – until a more powerful tribe/family ousts them in a coup and the process starts again. It’s helpful to think about the animal world.

    It’s clear that advanced societies can’t run on the “Big Man Takes All” model and equal opportunity in education (access to power) is at the heart of China First, Japan First or America First and is emblematic of shared citizenship.

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  • So the whole system of admissions to the most honored of halls of higher learning are corrupted. So what? What isn’t corrupt, today? Societies are. Governments are. The Churches are. The Judicial Systems of the world are a laughing stock…the Rule of Law? Really?. And individuals are corrupted, as well. It’s what the author of forty year old book, Call It Conspiracy, called the attack of the robes. All part of a slow-motion gaseous cloud that envelopes those that reside in The Country the “leads the Free World as it has a great fall from its exceptionalism and hegemony, its grace, envy, patriotism, integrity and morality. In the days of yesteryear, there were thinkers who valued getting government right. They really wanted this freshly hatched experiment of governance to work and to last. Now, there is just a shell of the former. In so many ways history does repeat itself. And many men ignore the past believing that it won’t happen to them. Sowhat? No matter where one is in the pecking order, the individual chooses what kind of person they want to be. Integrity is standing firmly for what is right when the chaos of what is wrong is swarming around like a swarm of bees.
    So the whole of the world is chaotic and corrupt like a ship, carried about by the winds with no rudder, driven in every direction whimsically. We’ve individually accomplished much less than we wanted to do. Oh well.

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  • There’s not as many jobs as there are people. Too many professions that live off the production of other peoples work. Too stratified. System is top heavy on regulators, administrators, and management. The markets are too big, expansive, and no work for local people. It’s a corporate to corporate relationship now, and people aren’t apart of the production process, they are material. Almost consumables.
    It’s a symptom of a failed civilizational model that won’t change but will grow sicker and die.
    They won’t govern anymore, no money in it. So they just laze faire ignore problems for the short term money. The short term money has diminishing returns because of short sightedness every year.
    It’s self-interested paradigm gone out of control like any ideology before it.

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  • @NB
    I have posted a critique of Unz’s article here:
    http://alum.mit.edu/www/nurit

    Columbia statistician Andrew Gelman discusses it here:
    http://andrewgelman.com/2013/10/22/ivy-jew-update/

    In short: Unz substantially overestimated the percentage of Jews at Harvard while grossly underestimating the percentage of Jews among high academic achievers, when, in fact, there is no discrepancy. In addition, Unz’s arguments have proven to be untenable in light of a recent survey of incoming Harvard freshmen conducted by The Harvard Crimson, which found that students who identified as Jewish reported a mean SAT score of 2289, 56 points higher than the average SAT score of white respondents.

    I’ve heard that many of the white kids admitted to Harvard are athletes. I can’t remember where I read that. However, truly intelligent (but not necessarily super intelligent) athletes can have some very good qualities that other students might lack.

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  • @Ivy
    Takeaways:
    Jews are really good at networking and in-group activity. They have centuries of practice, and lived a meritocratic existence of self-sorting in the Pale and elsewhere.
    That is evident to all who look.

    Other groups have different approaches, and different organizational or affiliation bonds, based on their history, culture and other factors.

    NE Asians share some traits, and both value education as a way to improve themselves and to some extent their groups.
    S Asians will demonstrate their own approach, focusing heavily on STEM.

    Expect demographics to win out, given 2.5B Asians versus a smaller NAM or NE European-base populace.

    It’s these same “jews” who promote cultural insularity and nepotism to the extreme for themselves, but promote government-backed and enforced “diversity and multiculturalism” for the rest of us…

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  • At the end of April, Charles Kenny, a former World Bank economist specializing in international development, published a blistering attack in Foreign Policy entitled “Dumb and Dumber,” with the accusatory subtitle “Are development experts becoming racists?” Kenny charged that a growing number of development economists were turning towards genetic and other intrinsic human traits as...
  • CM says:

    “Furthermore, although Greeks and Turks have a bitter history of ethnic and political conflict, modern studies have found them to be genetically almost indistinguishable, and a very large 1992 study of Turkish schoolchildren put their mean IQ at 90, lending plausibility to the low Greek figure.”

    Just because two populations are similar genetically doesn’t mean they’ll have similar IQs. Greeks dominated the Ottoman economy, for example. Turkey and Turks have always been very poor compared to Greece and Greeks. Just look at the disparate economic and educational levels of Greek and Turkish immigrants in Germany or Britain.

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  • SUMMARY Californians of European ancestry---"whites"---became a minority near the end of the 1980s, and this unprecedented ethnic transformation is probably responsible for the rise of a series of ethnically-charged political issues such as immigration, affirmative action, and bilingual education, as seen in Propositions 187, 209, and 227. Since America as a whole is undergoing the...
  • @Anon
    Lessee...

    California became a great state because of white people.

    So, non-whites wanted to come to California to partake of white greatness.

    But over time, the idea was that whites should surrender and make way for non-whites who couldn't do on their own in their own nations what whites did in California.

    It's strange, this business of non-whites going to white places to live off white greatness but then blaming whites for all problems.

    So, what is the Historical Law? Whites must build nice things to surrender them to others who insult them?

    It's like the non-white admiration for white things make them hate whites. They feel wounded pride because they themselves could not do what whites did.
    So, non-whites are drawn to PC that allows them to come to white nations and take from whites but also blame whites as the source of all problems.
    The logic goes something like this: Non-whites cannot have nice things for themselves in their own nations because of white evil that permeates the world, so they must come to white nations to take nice things from whites.

    Since America was NEVER WHITE you holding on to nothing but a pipe dream. There is only one race that is indigenous by blood , and that is the Native American race. You can always go back to Europe if you like or The Middle East or Asia where your recent ancestors came from. California, was Native American from the beginning , and then the Mexicans founded all the Main cities., unfortunately for you the European Americans were last and invaded California like the Mongol hordes that invaded Europe, maybe they were your ancestors? Doesn’t it suck to know that your ancestors invaded the Americas , and then invaded California?! Your ancestors were invading hordes themselves. California will never be white no matter how hard you bitch and moan!

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  • At the end of April, Charles Kenny, a former World Bank economist specializing in international development, published a blistering attack in Foreign Policy entitled “Dumb and Dumber,” with the accusatory subtitle “Are development experts becoming racists?” Kenny charged that a growing number of development economists were turning towards genetic and other intrinsic human traits as...
  • It is no raw intelligence, idiot savants excepted. Rather it is how you solve problems, and communicate the results.

    That is cultural, and cultures do die, but it is through the web of language and convention, that we communicate.

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  • It seems that you had the argument first and picked the data supporting it. Why didn’t you mention Portugal, (they went from 101 in 79 to 88 in 87. -GDP increased). You try to explain the difference in Poland, but is not convincing, etc.

    Why couldn’t be an IQ increase as you go northwest in Europe? It is not the same stock, especially if you consider the large percent of gypsies in Southeastern Europe.

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  • @foobar
    It's ridiculous to assume that Irish people who chose to emigrate had the same IQ as Irish people who stayed behind in Ireland. It is almost always the case that high IQ people are more likely to emigrate than low IQ people. This could explain much of the disparity between American Irish and Irish Irish.

    “It is almost always the case that high IQ people are more likely to emigrate than low IQ people.”

    Nonsense. They didn’t have a choice. My father was the youngest of nine children, and he managed to stay in Ireland. All of the older ones went to the USA. My grandmother always knew that they’d go, as there was nothing for them to live on here. But my father won a scholarship to a teacher training college, and subsequently became a teacher.
    HOWEVER, the family he produced did far better academically than any of their “American” cousins. And some of his grandchildren (my own children and their cousins) now have PhDs and are in excellent jobs either here or in the UK.
    Last I heard of some of their American cousins was that they were driving trucks for Coors. (Nothing wrong with that, but not evidence of high academic achievement.)

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  • Here’s some evidence of proxy IQ relationship as to income as to neighborhood development and vice versa.

    http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2017/07/05/1619003114.full

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  • @NGPM
    "Of course, historically America was able to assimilate immigrants for other reasons as well. The list includes no welfare state, strong job markets, middle class unions, disciplined education, high demand for unskilled labor in manufacturing, intense nativist pressure to assimilate, unquestioned English language dominance, intact families, no multiculturalism, no bilingualism, no victimization ideology."

    You forgot the fact that nearly all pre-1960s immigrants were of Christian/European cultural heritage and European phenotype. It's not politically correct to say so, but that is definitely one of the most important factors. People who stand out in obvious ways will be looked at differently and will feel different no matter how much pressure there is to "act" a certain way.

    Great concise comment!

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  • It is the culture, what you learn from family and what you see when you leave the house.

    Some cultures like ignorance to keep social peace. Some see effort and will as important no matter the impact: “Let the dice fly high.”

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  • @Seán
    I am of the same opinion as Fred Reed https://fredoneverything.org/gigo-and-the-intelligence-of-countries-disordered-thoughts/ that the "measurement" of IQ is so deeply flawed that drawing any conclusions from such measurements is GIGO.

    Recently, I took one of those online IQ tests designed to "bait and switch" those of low self-esteem. It was based on pattern recognition, a skill for which one can be easily trained. The result was that I was credited with a ridiculously high IQ of 170 for age 74, the test age limit, although I am much older and certainly showing the ravages of age on my mental capacity.

    Two factors of learned skill allowed that achievement. First, I was an engineer and surveyor, whose career began well before GPS, computers or even electronic calculators came into being. Pattern recognition is second nature. Second, I was highly trained in taking such tests at ages 9 and 10, so that I could gain a scholarship to an elite school.

    That latter training also came into play dramatically some 40 years ago. I sat the then GMAT equivalent to enter an MBA program, and hit the 98th percentile without any prep. Nonetheless, I struggled with the program far more than did my classmates, who had scored lower on the entrance test, because I am a slow learner, owing to a severe head injury as a youth. Given time, I did eventually master what I needed to, and graduated, but, until then, I often appeared doltish.

    Learned skills will always defeat "intelligence" not trained in those particular skills. Send a genius untrained in survival skills out alone into the Kalahari desert with only the tools of the San people, and see how long he/she would last compared to a San person.

    All the debate and so-called research on IQ is the equivalent of the medieval theologians debating about how many angels could dance on the head of a pin. It is a complete waste of time.

    Sounds familiar –except it was my memory that was severely damaged by an extended, very high fever at age 1. When I couldn’t effectively read in fourth grade, I devised a learning routine that left me rather dull during the school year but at the top of the class at yearend tests. And I retained what I learned rather well. Undeservedly, I tested as the top entering student in my engineering class.

    The point being that the student –and parents- are primarily responsible for education.

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  • I am of the same opinion as Fred Reed https://fredoneverything.org/gigo-and-the-intelligence-of-countries-disordered-thoughts/ that the “measurement” of IQ is so deeply flawed that drawing any conclusions from such measurements is GIGO.

    Recently, I took one of those online IQ tests designed to “bait and switch” those of low self-esteem. It was based on pattern recognition, a skill for which one can be easily trained. The result was that I was credited with a ridiculously high IQ of 170 for age 74, the test age limit, although I am much older and certainly showing the ravages of age on my mental capacity.

    Two factors of learned skill allowed that achievement. First, I was an engineer and surveyor, whose career began well before GPS, computers or even electronic calculators came into being. Pattern recognition is second nature. Second, I was highly trained in taking such tests at ages 9 and 10, so that I could gain a scholarship to an elite school.

    That latter training also came into play dramatically some 40 years ago. I sat the then GMAT equivalent to enter an MBA program, and hit the 98th percentile without any prep. Nonetheless, I struggled with the program far more than did my classmates, who had scored lower on the entrance test, because I am a slow learner, owing to a severe head injury as a youth. Given time, I did eventually master what I needed to, and graduated, but, until then, I often appeared doltish.

    Learned skills will always defeat “intelligence” not trained in those particular skills. Send a genius untrained in survival skills out alone into the Kalahari desert with only the tools of the San people, and see how long he/she would last compared to a San person.

    All the debate and so-called research on IQ is the equivalent of the medieval theologians debating about how many angels could dance on the head of a pin. It is a complete waste of time.

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    Sounds familiar –except it was my memory that was severely damaged by an extended, very high fever at age 1. When I couldn’t effectively read in fourth grade, I devised a learning routine that left me rather dull during the school year but at the top of the class at yearend tests. And I retained what I learned rather well. Undeservedly, I tested as the top entering student in my engineering class.

    The point being that the student –and parents- are primarily responsible for education.
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  • When comparing sample means, the appropriate measure of the difference is not the standard deviation of the measure itself.

    This piece make several references to the differences in the mean IQ between countries relative to the (hard-wired) 15-point standard deviation of IQ (which is assumed to be ~N(100,15)).

    That’s very bad stats.

    The sampling distribution of the sample mean is

    m~N(M, s/sqrt(n))
    where
    m is the sample mean,
    M is the true population mean,
    s is the sample standard deviation, and
    n is the sample size.

    So a difference of 15 points in the means of two samples is actually gigantic: a reasonable BOTE test statistic is (adding subscripts 1 and 2 to s, M, m and n) –

    z = {(m1-m2) – (M1-M2)}/{sqrt(s1^2/n1 + s2^2/n2)} ~N(0,1) (i.e., Standard Normal)

    To put this in context: for France (1979) vs New Zealand (1984), the sample means have standard deviations of 0.41 and 0.26 points, respectively (assuming that the test has the desired 15-point population standard deviation in both cases).

    In that case, the z-test of the two means yields a z-score of 14 – which basically is saying that the NZ mean is 14 standard deviations from the French mean.

    As a Kiwi with a tested IQ in the low 140s, I fully endorse that outcome (of course!)… but realistically it’s far more likely to be the result of bad testing protocols in France at the time.

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  • Different IQ studies, conducted by different research teams using different methodologies and tests, conducted many years apart and only sampling a tiny fraction of the population are naturally going to vary.

    If you look at SAT scores in the US, that would be better because the sample is larger. You can look at SAT correlated by race.

    For example, the borders of Austria and Croatia are just a couple of dozen miles apart

    Austria and Croatian border was also the border of the Ottoman Empire.

    CROATS AND THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE

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    … Two centuries of the Ottoman invasions represented a devastating disaster for Croatia and the Croatian nation, which had not been experienced by any European nation before. About 3,000 settlements were reduced to ashes, and the local population disappeared without a trace. A number of dioceses disappeared – Makarska, Skradin, Knin, Krbava, Bosnia and Dakovo, Srijem – together with their chapters. The Zagreb diocese area was reduced to almost one third of its earlier size. More than 550 churches and monasteries, the centres of cultural life and education, were devastated and pulled down. Thousands of the gentry manor houses were destroyed, the middle and lower gentry and clergy was exterminated, as well as the educated individuals, cultural goods and all traces of literacy. Thousands of women, children and men were captured and taken prisoners. A large number of people fell at the battleground, defending their country, freedom and existence. Once flourishing, commercially powerful and densely populated areas, in which one could live a peaceful and comfortable life, much better than in many parts of Western Europe, were turned into a horrifying desert. It is difficult to describe in words all that was destroyed and reduced to ashes. An advanced stage of development, once attained, was brutally interrupted and turned centuries back. Croatia was turned into a narrow belt stretching from the border with Austrian provinces and the river Drava, via durdevac, Bjelovar, Sisak, Karlovac, Otocac and Senj to Rijeka, while its eastern part became the Croatian Military Border. Having lost its ethnic and political space, Croatia lost its complete mediaeval tradition, characterised by numerous churches, abbeys and monasteries, towns and castles of the Croatian nobility, built in Romanesque and Gothic styles and decorated in the spirit of the time in which they had been created. In other words, under the conditions that made life enormously difficult in those days, in grinding poverty, famine and misery caused by the Ottoman conquests, the people also became rougher and everything served the purpose of struggling for survival.

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  • @J
    I just want to correct a small error in Unz's essay. Israel's declaration of independence in 1947 was followed by the expulsion of Jews from the Muslim world and their immigration to Israel. From 1947 on, non-Ashkenazi Jews are majority in Israel. Lynn's data on Jewish IQ reflects a mixed population and is probably correct. Israeli Jews, in average, are from a different stock from American Jews.

    J , What happened to your blog ?

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  • J says:

    I just want to correct a small error in Unz’s essay. Israel’s declaration of independence in 1947 was followed by the expulsion of Jews from the Muslim world and their immigration to Israel. From 1947 on, non-Ashkenazi Jews are majority in Israel. Lynn’s data on Jewish IQ reflects a mixed population and is probably correct. Israeli Jews, in average, are from a different stock from American Jews.

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  • Meanwhile, meet the money-laundering, Nigerian Oil Magnate behind New York’s 50M Condo Foreclosure:

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-06-24/meet-money-laundering-nigerian-oil-magnate-behind-new-yorks-50mm-condo-foreclosure

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  • @foobar
    It's ridiculous to assume that Irish people who chose to emigrate had the same IQ as Irish people who stayed behind in Ireland. It is almost always the case that high IQ people are more likely to emigrate than low IQ people. This could explain much of the disparity between American Irish and Irish Irish.

    It is almost always the case that high IQ people are more likely to emigrate than low IQ people.

    Most likely it’s nonsense for which there is no solid argument. It is convenient to believe in it while being an American. But that’s about it.

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  • @foobar
    It's ridiculous to assume that Irish people who chose to emigrate had the same IQ as Irish people who stayed behind in Ireland. It is almost always the case that high IQ people are more likely to emigrate than low IQ people. This could explain much of the disparity between American Irish and Irish Irish.

    Maybe, but the number of irish emigration during XIX seems was significative. Self-selected, still yes, but not very discrepant.

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  • It’s ridiculous to assume that Irish people who chose to emigrate had the same IQ as Irish people who stayed behind in Ireland. It is almost always the case that high IQ people are more likely to emigrate than low IQ people. This could explain much of the disparity between American Irish and Irish Irish.

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    Maybe, but the number of irish emigration during XIX seems was significative. Self-selected, still yes, but not very discrepant.
    , @utu
    It is almost always the case that high IQ people are more likely to emigrate than low IQ people.

    Most likely it's nonsense for which there is no solid argument. It is convenient to believe in it while being an American. But that's about it.
    , @Irish mother
    "It is almost always the case that high IQ people are more likely to emigrate than low IQ people."

    Nonsense. They didn't have a choice. My father was the youngest of nine children, and he managed to stay in Ireland. All of the older ones went to the USA. My grandmother always knew that they'd go, as there was nothing for them to live on here. But my father won a scholarship to a teacher training college, and subsequently became a teacher.
    HOWEVER, the family he produced did far better academically than any of their "American" cousins. And some of his grandchildren (my own children and their cousins) now have PhDs and are in excellent jobs either here or in the UK.
    Last I heard of some of their American cousins was that they were driving trucks for Coors. (Nothing wrong with that, but not evidence of high academic achievement.)
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  • @Eric Rasmusen
    I commend you for wrestling with the data this way. A few comments, tho:

    1. We would expect huge differences as a result of migration. The average IQs of Hindus in the US is a lot higher than of Hindues in India. We shouldn't expect blacks in the US to be the same as in Africa (even aside from the racial mixing here), or Irish in the US to be the same as in Ireland, or Scotch Irish to be the same as Scots, or West Germans the same as East Germans. This last is a possibility because in 1945 anybody in East Germany who had any brains ran west to escape the Russian army (well, except for Hitler and Goebbels, and they didn't successfully reproduce).

    Similarly, Turkey of today is not what it was in 1900. The Greeks and Armenians were killed or expelled, a lot of Turks moved to Germany, and I bet the fastest growing subpopulation was country folk Anatolians, not Istanbul sophisticates.

    We would expect huge differences as a result of migration. The average IQs of Hindus in the US is a lot higher than of Hindues in India.

    Wrong. Laughably so.

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  • @Anon
    Just for reference: "Israelis Have Among World's Worst Iodine Deficiency, Groundbreaking Study Warns."

    http://www.haaretz.com/science-and-health/1.779776

    If you want to know why Israeli Jews have a lower IQ than US Jews, there's your answer. Lack of iodine makes you dumb. Lower personal wealth is the result of low IQ, not its cause. Dumb people have a harder time thinking up ways to generate wealth.

    You must prove empirically that there is a causal relation, by now it’s just a savage conjecture. In the end seems well stated that israelis are very diverse in its jewishness while jewish diaspora is remarkably ashkenazis. Pure breed ashenazi-israelis seems are braiter as their cousins in the diaspora. And this iodine deficiency can be heritable and not environmentally-caused.

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  • @Anon
    Just for reference: "Israelis Have Among World's Worst Iodine Deficiency, Groundbreaking Study Warns."

    http://www.haaretz.com/science-and-health/1.779776

    If you want to know why Israeli Jews have a lower IQ than US Jews, there's your answer. Lack of iodine makes you dumb. Lower personal wealth is the result of low IQ, not its cause. Dumb people have a harder time thinking up ways to generate wealth.

    Israel’s problem is not iodine. It’s too high concentration of Jews. At 50% and above they even become toxic to each other. Jews thrive in low concentrations only.

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  • Anon • Disclaimer says:

    Just for reference: “Israelis Have Among World’s Worst Iodine Deficiency, Groundbreaking Study Warns.”

    http://www.haaretz.com/science-and-health/1.779776

    If you want to know why Israeli Jews have a lower IQ than US Jews, there’s your answer. Lack of iodine makes you dumb. Lower personal wealth is the result of low IQ, not its cause. Dumb people have a harder time thinking up ways to generate wealth.

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    Israel's problem is not iodine. It's too high concentration of Jews. At 50% and above they even become toxic to each other. Jews thrive in low concentrations only.
    , @Santoculto
    You must prove empirically that there is a causal relation, by now it's just a savage conjecture. In the end seems well stated that israelis are very diverse in its jewishness while jewish diaspora is remarkably ashkenazis. Pure breed ashenazi-israelis seems are braiter as their cousins in the diaspora. And this iodine deficiency can be heritable and not environmentally-caused.
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  • “Most nations prefer material wealth to poverty”

    1) Nations have no preferences. Nations are not people.

    2) “Better to reign in Hell than serve in Heaven.” It is not clear people do not prefer a nation be poverty as long as they will be rulers.

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  • This article simply is wrong! In every aspect! Humans, being humans…..judgmental, prejudiced, and most of all, delusional!

    For everyone looking to understand this author, or any others like him, I suggest you take the time and read:

    Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds, written by Charles Mackay, first published in 1841. If he was alive today, and would write a follow up to his extraordinary book, would surely describe the current “delusional” theories of IQ, and their relationships with wealth and race. We humans are typically very emotional beings, like many other of our cousin vertebrates…, but if there is one pervasive feature that is present in all human races, it must be “prone to delusions”! If someone understands this simple fact, and reads the mentioned book, then this comment should be rewarded with a big bouquet of tulips (read the book to understand the meaning…..)!

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  • The rise of China surely ranks among the most important world developments of the last 100 years. With America still trapped in its fifth year of economic hardship, and the Chinese economy poised to surpass our own before the end of this decade, China looms very large on the horizon. We are living in the...
  • China needs to appreciate that the Zionated States of America is planning a war with China. This cannot be avoided by China no matter what it does and it must react accordingly. The same applies to Russia and Iran. Any concession or attempt to negotiate will just be interpreted as weakness and encourage further aggression.

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  • SUMMARY Californians of European ancestry---"whites"---became a minority near the end of the 1980s, and this unprecedented ethnic transformation is probably responsible for the rise of a series of ethnically-charged political issues such as immigration, affirmative action, and bilingual education, as seen in Propositions 187, 209, and 227. Since America as a whole is undergoing the...
  • California was Native American and is still Native American land. Then the Californios from Mexico came, like it or not, Americans were the invaders in California. The cam in hordes to squat on other people lands they owned, and got squatters rights to it. They invaded, that’s a simple fact. You can’t change the facts of history that only a few Americans were legal and married into rich Californio families, but the rest were squatters. All the Major big cities like San Jose, Los Angeles, San Diego, Ventura, Santa Barbara, Monterey, Santa Cruz, San Francisco were all founded by Californios who were from Mexico. They were NOT Europeans from Spain, but Natives and Mestizos. White Americans had nothing to do with California until they invaded it. California is a border state and nothing you do will stop people from crossing the border to come here. The ones who bitch the most about Mexicans in California are the sorry ass first , second and third generation Californians who have no deep ties to California and are recent transplants. They have no say in the matter.

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  • Are you idiots forgetting California history?! White European hordes invaded california. They squatted on Californio land grants and Were in fact , the first illegal aliens in California and the Americas. You have no real claim to California, because white people invaded Native American lands. Maybe you need to go bitch about immigration in your own European homelands , because you have zero claim to California at all. And while your at it , pick up a history book and read about how the gringos invaded and squatted on indigenous lands, and how they were the Americas first illegals and anchor babies.

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  • Will mass immigration destroy the GOP? Can our middle-class society survive high immigration levels? Is there any political solution to our current immigration difficulties? Last June the U.S. Census disclosed that non-white births in America were on the verge of surpassing the white total and might do so as early as the end of this...
  • The solution to stop illegal immigration is very easy, just kill welfare for illegals, stop giving them employments, no more food stamps, no free hospital services, and FINE all people that enter illegally, if they dont pay, cherge toe fine to their countries of origin. Of their copuntry denies to pay the fines of their illegals, block it economically ( like Cuba was blocked for so many years). Congressmen seem not to have brain, they dont do anything effective against illegals (por maybe they are being bribed by countries of the illegals). If illegals dont have anything for free in USA they will have to leave. They go USA because many idiot Americans love them and give them a lot of benefits. If USA continues giving welfare to invaders, half of the world will try to enter USA legally or illegally. USA must stop being the stupid of the planet.

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  • Just before the Labor Day weekend, a front page New York Times story broke the news of the largest cheating scandal in Harvard University history, in which nearly half the students taking a Government course on the role of Congress had plagiarized or otherwise illegally collaborated on their final exam.[1] Each year, Harvard admits just...
  • […] to the Alt Right, the turning point came in November, 2014, when I read Ron Unz’s “Myth of the American Meritocracy.”† All of my reading and thinking had prepared me for this revelation. “Alright, […]

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  • The rise of China surely ranks among the most important world developments of the last 100 years. With America still trapped in its fifth year of economic hardship, and the Chinese economy poised to surpass our own before the end of this decade, China looms very large on the horizon. We are living in the...
  • @FKA Max
    Some fascinating new insights, I was not aware of yet:

    Culture and policy explain why sex ratios are skewed in Asia

    http://asia.nikkei.com/Features/Too-many-men/Culture-and-policy-explain-why-sex-ratios-are-skewed-in-Asia?page=2


    China's late registrations However, new research has found evidence that this same lax enforcement of the one-child policy may mean that China's rural sex imbalance is not as pronounced as first thought. University of Kansas professor John James Kennedy found that rather than pointing solely to lost females -- either as a result of abortion or infanticide -- many of the missing girls may simply not have been officially registered at birth.
    [...]
    The registration surges can be seen in the marked declines (toward balance) in the sex ratio for children around age 10 in China and India. This is the age where children often move from local schools, where registration is often not required, to larger schools where official status is needed. Another jump is visible around age 20 in China, when many women in rural areas marry.

    But regardless of late registrations, China and India both still exhibit highly male-skewed child sex ratios today, with only muted signs of a rebalancing.
     

    Asia’s gender imbalance is bad news for growth
    From a lack of brides to economic efficiency, why too many men can mean trouble
    http://asia.nikkei.com/Features/Too-many-men/Asia-s-gender-imbalance-is-bad-news-for-growth?page=2

    Recent data suggests the male surplus is smaller than has long been thought because, researchers argue, many parents did not register the birth of daughters. But trafficking cases suggest that Chinese men face a real difficulty in getting married. The number of births in China increased by 1.31 million, or 7.9%, in 2016 from the previous year, but the imbalance in the marrying age will continue for many years.
    [...]
    This male-heavy gender imbalance is not seen in some emerging nations, such as Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines, partly because these countries have matriarchal cultures. However, the demographic changes in India, China and Vietnam, which account for about 60% of Asia’s population, have a big impact on the rest of the region.
    [...]
    It is difficult to change the deeply ingrained cultural preference for sons. But as India’s Motherson Sumi, Bikxie and Sheroes show, there are steps private sector can take to address the imbalance and help women achieve higher earning power.

    The public sector should continue its efforts to crack down on prenatal sex-selections, according to Suzuki of the National Institute of Population and Social Security Research. He also points to the need for better social safety nets, as many parents currently have sons as a form of “social security” for the future. “If parents could live on a public pension, they wouldn’t conduct sex-selective abortions, so we can say imbalances would naturally disappear by introducing enough social security protection,” he said.

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  • @FKA Max
    I would like to have Unz Review readers' and commenters' feedback on this development. Do you think, this is a good thing or a bad thing for China? It likely will boost average Chinese IQ, since males on average have slightly higher IQs, but could it also lead to social and political internal strife -- which could possibly lead to a more expansionist/extractionist (in Africa) and aggressive Chinese foreign policy to distract from domestic inequities/problems -- due to increasing mating/marriage competition among Chinese men and/or unmarried men becoming more easily politically radicalized, etc.?

    One-Child Policy Didn't Give China Too Many Boys

    https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2015-02-03/one-child-policy-didn-t-give-china-too-many-boys

    Last week China released new census data showing that Chinese families favor sons over daughters. In 2014, according to the data, Chinese women gave birth to 115.9 boys for every 100 girls. (The natural human birth ratio is around 105 boys to every 100 girls.)
    [...]
    But if China's family planning policies didn't create the gender imbalance, what did? Research suggests that China's liberalizing economic reforms of the 1970s and 1980s -- reforms that were initiated around the same time as the one-child policy -- may be responsible, by providing Chinese women with the economic means to travel and pay for ultrasounds (and sex selective abortions). According to a 2014 study, women in China with high school educations (and, presumably, more earning power) were 7.4 percent more likely to have a boy as their second child than women with no formal schooling, while sex ratio imbalances were most pronounced in counties with the greatest growth in economic output.

    In other words, economic development seems to enable families to act on existing cultural biases.
     


    Another environmental factor associated with sociosexuality is imbalanced sex-ratio (Barber, 2008). —– For example, in societies where there are more men than women available for marriage, levels of sociosexuality tend to be lower. This would apply to China at the moment, where there is an oversupply of young males
     
    - http://www.unz.com/jthompson/the-secret-in-your-eyes/#comment-1821795

    Is this the solution to the problem? But this would surely decrease Chinese average IQ in the long-term. Good for Africa and the World, but (maybe) bad for China?:

    Uganda is worried about the number of Chinese men marrying their women

    https://qz.com/857156/uganda-is-worried-about-the-number-of-chinese-men-marrying-their-women/


    “But we have many who are marrying and even producing… Even our Ugandan women are accepting to [reproduce] with these men,”an official from Uganda’s directorate of citizenship and immigration control told the committee.
    [...]
    Annoyed during the briefing, Zhong Weidong, managing director of the company, told the panel, “China assists African countries to develop. If you don’t like, it can stop; we can stop.”
     

    Some fascinating new insights, I was not aware of yet:

    Culture and policy explain why sex ratios are skewed in Asia

    http://asia.nikkei.com/Features/Too-many-men/Culture-and-policy-explain-why-sex-ratios-are-skewed-in-Asia?page=2

    China’s late registrations However, new research has found evidence that this same lax enforcement of the one-child policy may mean that China’s rural sex imbalance is not as pronounced as first thought. University of Kansas professor John James Kennedy found that rather than pointing solely to lost females — either as a result of abortion or infanticide — many of the missing girls may simply not have been officially registered at birth.
    [...]
    The registration surges can be seen in the marked declines (toward balance) in the sex ratio for children around age 10 in China and India. This is the age where children often move from local schools, where registration is often not required, to larger schools where official status is needed. Another jump is visible around age 20 in China, when many women in rural areas marry.

    But regardless of late registrations, China and India both still exhibit highly male-skewed child sex ratios today, with only muted signs of a rebalancing.

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    Asia's gender imbalance is bad news for growth
    From a lack of brides to economic efficiency, why too many men can mean trouble
    http://asia.nikkei.com/Features/Too-many-men/Asia-s-gender-imbalance-is-bad-news-for-growth?page=2


    Recent data suggests the male surplus is smaller than has long been thought because, researchers argue, many parents did not register the birth of daughters. But trafficking cases suggest that Chinese men face a real difficulty in getting married. The number of births in China increased by 1.31 million, or 7.9%, in 2016 from the previous year, but the imbalance in the marrying age will continue for many years.
    [...]
    This male-heavy gender imbalance is not seen in some emerging nations, such as Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines, partly because these countries have matriarchal cultures. However, the demographic changes in India, China and Vietnam, which account for about 60% of Asia's population, have a big impact on the rest of the region.
    [...]
    It is difficult to change the deeply ingrained cultural preference for sons. But as India's Motherson Sumi, Bikxie and Sheroes show, there are steps private sector can take to address the imbalance and help women achieve higher earning power.

    The public sector should continue its efforts to crack down on prenatal sex-selections, according to Suzuki of the National Institute of Population and Social Security Research. He also points to the need for better social safety nets, as many parents currently have sons as a form of "social security" for the future. "If parents could live on a public pension, they wouldn't conduct sex-selective abortions, so we can say imbalances would naturally disappear by introducing enough social security protection," he said.
     
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  • @George
    If you want to see China as future world leader, go to the capital of Nigeria Abuja. China built a new railway there. Commuters in the capital of the most populous African nation will be traveling daily on a Chinese build and operated railroad. Should the same Nigerians ever travel to the US and say ride Amtrak to DC they will see more or less new Accela rolling stock on a completely decrepit and obsolete track system.

    While the US fails to solve problems in the 'failed state belt', China will likely succeed through modern logistics.

    Hybrid Warfare Scenarios: China and the Geopolitics of West Africa. “The Sahel Silk Road”

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/hybrid-warfare-scenarios-china-and-the-geopolitics-of-west-africa-the-sahel-silk-road/5580482

    Nigeria’s rail system is run by Chinese. DC’s rail system is run by Africans.

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  • Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    The Chinese have always had a superior understanding of “spirituality” and like it or not “spirituality” has a substantial impact/influence on our physical reality.

    For example, the Chinese people(s) learned a very very long time ago that contradiction(s) … weakness/strength … dialectic(s) … weakness/strength … given enough time without intervention … without hostility and violence … will work itself/themselves out.

    The West has yet to learn this lesson.

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  • China’s rise / America’s fall.

    Note that rising China has zero immigration while falling America has record high levels of immigration, especially from non-traditional sources.

    Could there be a connection? Hmmm..

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  • A bullshit article full of establishment pseudo-academic Western assumptions about social reality. A bit of a laugh really seeing the current state of the degenerate Western empire. The assumptions include: (i) The superiority of the Western System with its so-called “Free Market”; (ii) The claimed superiority of “Inclusive Western Institutions”; (iii) The imagined “Separation of Powers”; (iv) The superiority of Democracy and the multi-party system; “The myth of the “Rule of Law” as existing above society and the lie that private property, linked to the ideological notion of human greed, is the only nexus for ALL civilizations; (eg., so-called Human Nature) All the above are mere assertions of a non-existent Western reality; the superiority of the “White Man’s Burden” whereby a handful of European/Anglo-American countries have a “Manifold Destiny” to rule the world, starting with the Spanish genocidal colonalization of the Americas. Followed by the blood soaked 300 year long colonial era of slavery and mass murder.
    Reality is somewhat different:
    So-called Democracy happened as an accident in late Medieval England when a syphilitic King (Henry VIII) stole a third of the best land in England from the Catholic Church and sold it to merchants to pay his bills, using the excuse of divorce. In the 19th century Imperial England filched the myth of Democracy from Ancient Greek tradition to justify their class based/racial Empire to their masses. Ancient Greece was not a Democracy but an ologopoly run by a tiny propertied elite based on slavery. Today two or ten political parties with the same economic system owned by a tiny elite (with absolute information/wealth hegemony) is hardly Democracy. A myth like the US slop that their Constitutional Republic was Democratic with its Electorial Colleges, denial of Negro equality (plus Native American) women, and a property qualification to vote. Not that the vote meant jackshite when real power is in the hands of private property mongols whose economic power is forged by inherited wealth. In like manner all the above assumptions are nonsense. Representation, free markets (meaning monopolies/cartels); the right to tell other nations what system to have; separation of powers, (separated from property laws?) In short the slightest depth of thought exposes all the above tripe for what it is. But think of the soft jobs in the System such academic arse kissing of elites means re position, pelth and place! What a crock and who do you think you’re kind are fooling?

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  • I would like to have Unz Review readers’ and commenters’ feedback on this development. Do you think, this is a good thing or a bad thing for China? It likely will boost average Chinese IQ, since males on average have slightly higher IQs, but could it also lead to social and political internal strife — which could possibly lead to a more expansionist/extractionist (in Africa) and aggressive Chinese foreign policy to distract from domestic inequities/problems — due to increasing mating/marriage competition among Chinese men and/or unmarried men becoming more easily politically radicalized, etc.?

    One-Child Policy Didn’t Give China Too Many Boys

    https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2015-02-03/one-child-policy-didn-t-give-china-too-many-boys

    Last week China released new census data showing that Chinese families favor sons over daughters. In 2014, according to the data, Chinese women gave birth to 115.9 boys for every 100 girls. (The natural human birth ratio is around 105 boys to every 100 girls.)
    [...]
    But if China’s family planning policies didn’t create the gender imbalance, what did? Research suggests that China’s liberalizing economic reforms of the 1970s and 1980s — reforms that were initiated around the same time as the one-child policy — may be responsible, by providing Chinese women with the economic means to travel and pay for ultrasounds (and sex selective abortions). According to a 2014 study, women in China with high school educations (and, presumably, more earning power) were 7.4 percent more likely to have a boy as their second child than women with no formal schooling, while sex ratio imbalances were most pronounced in counties with the greatest growth in economic output.

    In other words, economic development seems to enable families to act on existing cultural biases.

    Another environmental factor associated with sociosexuality is imbalanced sex-ratio (Barber, 2008). —– For example, in societies where there are more men than women available for marriage, levels of sociosexuality tend to be lower. This would apply to China at the moment, where there is an oversupply of young males

    http://www.unz.com/jthompson/the-secret-in-your-eyes/#comment-1821795

    Is this the solution to the problem? But this would surely decrease Chinese average IQ in the long-term. Good for Africa and the World, but (maybe) bad for China?:

    Uganda is worried about the number of Chinese men marrying their women

    https://qz.com/857156/uganda-is-worried-about-the-number-of-chinese-men-marrying-their-women/

    “But we have many who are marrying and even producing… Even our Ugandan women are accepting to [reproduce] with these men,”an official from Uganda’s directorate of citizenship and immigration control told the committee.
    [...]
    Annoyed during the briefing, Zhong Weidong, managing director of the company, told the panel, “China assists African countries to develop. If you don’t like, it can stop; we can stop.”

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    Some fascinating new insights, I was not aware of yet:

    Culture and policy explain why sex ratios are skewed in Asia

    http://asia.nikkei.com/Features/Too-many-men/Culture-and-policy-explain-why-sex-ratios-are-skewed-in-Asia?page=2


    China's late registrations However, new research has found evidence that this same lax enforcement of the one-child policy may mean that China's rural sex imbalance is not as pronounced as first thought. University of Kansas professor John James Kennedy found that rather than pointing solely to lost females -- either as a result of abortion or infanticide -- many of the missing girls may simply not have been officially registered at birth.
    [...]
    The registration surges can be seen in the marked declines (toward balance) in the sex ratio for children around age 10 in China and India. This is the age where children often move from local schools, where registration is often not required, to larger schools where official status is needed. Another jump is visible around age 20 in China, when many women in rural areas marry.

    But regardless of late registrations, China and India both still exhibit highly male-skewed child sex ratios today, with only muted signs of a rebalancing.
     
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  • @Peter Grosse G
    China is not the enemy. It is Mexico and Muslims . Mexico must be destroyed first.

    Why the need to destroy Mexico? We can simply secure our border by building a wall across the whole length of our border, and stationing heavily armed-and-armored troops at frequent intervals across the whole length of the border.

    No need to harm Mexicans in Mexico, and we shouldn’t.

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  • @Astuteobservor II
    So, no source :( damn, I was curious.

    About chinese buying up real estate in vancouver, it is nothing new and tells nothing.

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-11-26/chart-day-how-five-short-years-breakneck-liquification-china-humiliated-worlds-centr

    In other words, China has expanded its financial balance sheet by 50% more than the assets of all global central banks combined!

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  • @donut
    Excuse me Ron , this is OT but why can't I "agree , disagree , LOL on this site ? God knows it would be better than having me comment . Can you help me with this minor problem ?

    [Just as the popup states, in order to use the Agree/Disagree/*** feature, you need to save your Email+Name by selecting the "Remember My Information" checkbox when you comment, and also publish a sufficient number of recent comments.]

    Thanks!

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  • China is sowing the seeds of their eventually decline. By focusing on material wealth, they will create entire generations of self-entitled children. This will increase the possibility of these deluded fools becoming part of the Communist Party apparatus. Once the oppressors stop oppressing, their economic miracle will stagnate and, like the USSR, the soldiers will be less likely to fire on the populace. When any oppressive ideology no longer has the will to power, the end is in sight.

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  • @interesting
    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-11-25/chart-day-how-chinas-stunning-15-trillion-new-liquidity-blew-bernankes-qe-out-water

    not the actual article where i read the claim of what i mentioned BUT pretty telling never the less........and this was as of 2013, the printing presses haven't slowed much. BUT they are printing as bad OR far worse than any other central bank AND going around the world and buying it up at (Canada, Australian, US, real-estate) $1,000,000+ over asking. Some just roll their eyes at articles from the hedge, that's up to you.


    another example of the insanity......as China "takes over the world" LOL!!!

    http://www.cknw.com/2016/04/21/the-lynda-steele-show-7200-seconds-to-60-million-vancouvers-craziest-real-estate-deal-2/

    A pair of land parcels in Downtown Vancouver, valued at $16 million, that sold for $60 million – in an investor stampede that lasted a mere 7,200 seconds.

    But why pay so much, when the land was assessed by BC Assessment at $16 million?

    Young says the answer came a month later when that same land was flipped to another Chinese investor, Mr. Gao Shan, for $68 million.

    So, no source :( damn, I was curious.

    About chinese buying up real estate in vancouver, it is nothing new and tells nothing.

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    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-11-26/chart-day-how-five-short-years-breakneck-liquification-china-humiliated-worlds-centr

    In other words, China has expanded its financial balance sheet by 50% more than the assets of all global central banks combined!
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  • @Astuteobservor II
    Provide source for the Chinese money printing comparison? I am very curious.

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-11-25/chart-day-how-chinas-stunning-15-trillion-new-liquidity-blew-bernankes-qe-out-water

    not the actual article where i read the claim of what i mentioned BUT pretty telling never the less……..and this was as of 2013, the printing presses haven’t slowed much. BUT they are printing as bad OR far worse than any other central bank AND going around the world and buying it up at (Canada, Australian, US, real-estate) $1,000,000+ over asking. Some just roll their eyes at articles from the hedge, that’s up to you.

    another example of the insanity……as China “takes over the world” LOL!!!

    http://www.cknw.com/2016/04/21/the-lynda-steele-show-7200-seconds-to-60-million-vancouvers-craziest-real-estate-deal-2/

    A pair of land parcels in Downtown Vancouver, valued at $16 million, that sold for $60 million – in an investor stampede that lasted a mere 7,200 seconds.

    But why pay so much, when the land was assessed by BC Assessment at $16 million?

    Young says the answer came a month later when that same land was flipped to another Chinese investor, Mr. Gao Shan, for $68 million.

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    So, no source :( damn, I was curious.

    About chinese buying up real estate in vancouver, it is nothing new and tells nothing.
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  • Oct 1, 2016 RISE OF CHINA – China’s Yuan / RMB Joins Elite Global Reserve Currency Club

    Currency’s entry into IMF basket a milestone in long march to international acceptance Renminbi joins U.S. dollar, euro, yen, and British pound in SDR basket Change represents important milestone for IMF, SDR, and China Move recognizes and reinforces China’s continuing reform progress.

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  • China is not the enemy. It is Mexico and Muslims . Mexico must be destroyed first.

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    Why the need to destroy Mexico? We can simply secure our border by building a wall across the whole length of our border, and stationing heavily armed-and-armored troops at frequent intervals across the whole length of the border.

    No need to harm Mexicans in Mexico, and we shouldn't.
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  • If you want to see China as future world leader, go to the capital of Nigeria Abuja. China built a new railway there. Commuters in the capital of the most populous African nation will be traveling daily on a Chinese build and operated railroad. Should the same Nigerians ever travel to the US and say ride Amtrak to DC they will see more or less new Accela rolling stock on a completely decrepit and obsolete track system.

    While the US fails to solve problems in the ‘failed state belt’, China will likely succeed through modern logistics.

    Hybrid Warfare Scenarios: China and the Geopolitics of West Africa. “The Sahel Silk Road”

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/hybrid-warfare-scenarios-china-and-the-geopolitics-of-west-africa-the-sahel-silk-road/5580482

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    Nigeria's rail system is run by Chinese. DC's rail system is run by Africans.
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  • SUMMARY Californians of European ancestry---"whites"---became a minority near the end of the 1980s, and this unprecedented ethnic transformation is probably responsible for the rise of a series of ethnically-charged political issues such as immigration, affirmative action, and bilingual education, as seen in Propositions 187, 209, and 227. Since America as a whole is undergoing the...
  • […]  And so would the maverick Ron Unz, who wrote a famous essay [famous to me, anyhow] called “California and the End of White America” discussing the transition of […]

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  • The rise of China surely ranks among the most important world developments of the last 100 years. With America still trapped in its fifth year of economic hardship, and the Chinese economy poised to surpass our own before the end of this decade, China looms very large on the horizon. We are living in the...
  • @Anonymous
    Interesting that the author noted the power of media propaganda by way of TV programs like "24". A big part of that series' indoctrination was prepping the American public to root for and support a black presidential candidate-before Barack Obama was on the scene - by means of what was undeniably the most sympathetic character in the long running series.

    In both instances, making torture and Obama acceptable, we got taken for a ride.

    Excellent points, Anonymous.

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  • @Dave
    1/ I saw this movie before-in the '70's. Only then 'China' was called 'Japan'.

    2/ As to history and the 2 party system, nothing new:

    Gates was Bush's Sec'y of Defense and became Obama's Sec'y of Defense.

    Stanton was Buchanan's Sec'y of War and became Lincoln's Sec'y of War.

    And America has always had its plunderers-see the Gilded Age-Jay Gould (et al) plundered as do today's plutocrats.

    And American governments have gone around killing US citizens without seriously attempting to arrest them (see J Dillinger, C Barrow, B Parker)

    Yes, I recall something about Japan taking over the world in the 1980s. I haven’t turned Japanese.

    China has aborted itself out of existence. It is the society aging the fastest in the world.

    Asians don’t have the “zigzag in the brain” to do much. China has reached its peak and is in decline.

    (((Ron Unz))) is typical of his tribe who are marrying Asians and blacks.

    Caucasians/Europeans will continue to rule.

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  • @interesting
    In the 5 years since this article was originally written China has printed more money than the FED, ECB, and BOJ combined.

    Why do these China articles always only look at one side of the balance sheet? China may very well be the biggest debt bubble in the history of the world. At least Harry Dent thinks so and I'm inclined to agree with him.

    Provide source for the Chinese money printing comparison? I am very curious.

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    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-11-25/chart-day-how-chinas-stunning-15-trillion-new-liquidity-blew-bernankes-qe-out-water

    not the actual article where i read the claim of what i mentioned BUT pretty telling never the less........and this was as of 2013, the printing presses haven't slowed much. BUT they are printing as bad OR far worse than any other central bank AND going around the world and buying it up at (Canada, Australian, US, real-estate) $1,000,000+ over asking. Some just roll their eyes at articles from the hedge, that's up to you.


    another example of the insanity......as China "takes over the world" LOL!!!

    http://www.cknw.com/2016/04/21/the-lynda-steele-show-7200-seconds-to-60-million-vancouvers-craziest-real-estate-deal-2/

    A pair of land parcels in Downtown Vancouver, valued at $16 million, that sold for $60 million – in an investor stampede that lasted a mere 7,200 seconds.

    But why pay so much, when the land was assessed by BC Assessment at $16 million?

    Young says the answer came a month later when that same land was flipped to another Chinese investor, Mr. Gao Shan, for $68 million.

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  • @Rossbach
    @ JonF - The missing piece of the demographic puzzle: The US Census Bureau estimates that we will add 100 million people to the US population over the next 40 years, a 33% increase. Approximately 82% of that growth will be from mass immigration (over 1 million annually, plus all of their descendents). Congress has no plans to curtail this - ever.

    Yeah but Trump does.

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  • @Sushi musashi
    The adoption of Christianity did not lead to Rome's decline.... it was Rome's decline that lead to the need for Christianity.

    And don't even get me started on voltaire. Yah... the smugly monopolistic and corrupted church did need the reformation to force it to get it's act together, and the renaissance did open the European mind to a fuller variety of its faculties,but voltair was just a proto-prog. I'm guessing your one of those blame everything on the jews odinist/Nietzschean types.... but voltair is just as much a part of the Wests decline as Karl Marx or Franz boaz.

    but voltair is just as much a part of the Wests decline as Karl Marx or Franz boaz.

    Very much so. The Enlightenment was a catastrophe for western civilisation.

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  • In the 5 years since this article was originally written China has printed more money than the FED, ECB, and BOJ combined.

    Why do these China articles always only look at one side of the balance sheet? China may very well be the biggest debt bubble in the history of the world. At least Harry Dent thinks so and I’m inclined to agree with him.

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    Provide source for the Chinese money printing comparison? I am very curious.
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  • @Sushi musashi
    The adoption of Christianity did not lead to Rome's decline.... it was Rome's decline that lead to the need for Christianity.

    And don't even get me started on voltaire. Yah... the smugly monopolistic and corrupted church did need the reformation to force it to get it's act together, and the renaissance did open the European mind to a fuller variety of its faculties,but voltair was just a proto-prog. I'm guessing your one of those blame everything on the jews odinist/Nietzschean types.... but voltair is just as much a part of the Wests decline as Karl Marx or Franz boaz.

    Wow… I just argued with a 5 year old comment… My bad. Stupid stupid stupid.

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  • @cortesar
    …”Europe offered nothing special before 1500 or so”….

    Ya right. The Greeks, the Romans, just footnotes?

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    It did not offered anything between the fall of Roman empire and 1500
    This represents 1000 years lost in the darkest of dark ages under the heavy oppression of semitic sect which in not yet fully understood a fashion has succeeded in defeating the most powerful empire that ever existed replacing the ethos of action and conquest with the adoration of mediocrity and human failure

    Western renewal starts around 1500 with protestant revolution and Renaissance two out of 3 revolutions which were necessary to defeat the most powerful dogma that ever ruled the world,
    first one by virtue of dividing it and the second one by placing the man as measure of all things and renewing interest in classic Athens and Rome, art and science
    It would steel require Voltaire and 500 years before the infamy was crashed

    The adoption of Christianity did not lead to Rome’s decline…. it was Rome’s decline that lead to the need for Christianity.

    And don’t even get me started on voltaire. Yah… the smugly monopolistic and corrupted church did need the reformation to force it to get it’s act together, and the renaissance did open the European mind to a fuller variety of its faculties,but voltair was just a proto-prog. I’m guessing your one of those blame everything on the jews odinist/Nietzschean types…. but voltair is just as much a part of the Wests decline as Karl Marx or Franz boaz.

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    Wow... I just argued with a 5 year old comment... My bad. Stupid stupid stupid.
    , @dfordoom

    but voltair is just as much a part of the Wests decline as Karl Marx or Franz boaz.
     
    Very much so. The Enlightenment was a catastrophe for western civilisation.
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  • Oh , thank you Ron . It’s just that this internet is so confusing to me . BTW I just LOL inappropriately at a comment of Steve’s which is kind of LOL in itself .

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  • @Backwoods Bob
    It's a pretty sad state of affairs with American Character.

    Capitalism and individual rights brought forth the greatest wealth for the common man in human history.

    China, implementing market reforms (we won't call it free market, but certainly in that direction, especially the special economic zones) grew with spectacular success. Ron did a great job in his article, focusing on data rather than rhetoric.

    Instead of improving ourselves, we see the politics of jealousy and envy with this tragically stupid policy of "containing China". It isn't limited to China of course - we seem to think that being able to bomb people in the present is what will secure ourselves in the future.

    Just look at the South China Sea: China is spending billions building artificial islands that will not only spur hydrocarbon development, but have outstanding prospects for international trans-shipment nodes like Singapore.

    What is the USA doing? It's all about war, and we're just a paper tiger at that. In ten years the Chinese will be extracting hydrocarbons and making bank with docking fees. They'll have expensive hotels, high end hookers - the works. We'll have produced nothing but hot air and more crushing debt that is funding transfer payments and bloated government programs.

    The trouble with murkka is, their ‘elected’ leaders spend all their time in ruling the world, no time for the crumbling home front.

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  • Excuse me Ron , this is OT but why can’t I “agree , disagree , LOL on this site ? God knows it would be better than having me comment . Can you help me with this minor problem ?

    [Just as the popup states, in order to use the Agree/Disagree/*** feature, you need to save your Email+Name by selecting the "Remember My Information" checkbox when you comment, and also publish a sufficient number of recent comments.]

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    Thanks!
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  • @Ron Unz

    Mr. Unz, is it possible to have a permanent link function for a specific comment? Basically linking directly to a comment. It will make it possible for me to share some of the great comments on other forums or social media.
     
    Sure, it's actually very easy. The Date/Time line just above the body of a comment links directly to that comment. For example, here's the one to yours: http://www.unz.com/runz/chinas-rise-americas-fall/#comment-1805308

    Also, if you open the Agree/Disagree popup window, it allows specific comments to be emailed or Tweeted out, though since I put it in long ago and I think few people use it, I'm not 100% it's working.

    Ahhh, just mousing over the timeline gives needed info for direct linking. Thanks. Copy link location over the timeline works wonders :)

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  • @Astuteobservor II
    Mr. Unz, is it possible to have a permanent link function for a specific comment? Basically linking directly to a comment. It will make it possible for me to share some of the great comments on other forums or social media.

    Mr. Unz, is it possible to have a permanent link function for a specific comment? Basically linking directly to a comment. It will make it possible for me to share some of the great comments on other forums or social media.

    Sure, it’s actually very easy. The Date/Time line just above the body of a comment links directly to that comment. For example, here’s the one to yours: http://www.unz.com/runz/chinas-rise-americas-fall/#comment-1805308

    Also, if you open the Agree/Disagree popup window, it allows specific comments to be emailed or Tweeted out, though since I put it in long ago and I think few people use it, I’m not 100% it’s working.

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    Ahhh, just mousing over the timeline gives needed info for direct linking. Thanks. Copy link location over the timeline works wonders :)
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  • Mr. Unz, is it possible to have a permanent link function for a specific comment? Basically linking directly to a comment. It will make it possible for me to share some of the great comments on other forums or social media.

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    Mr. Unz, is it possible to have a permanent link function for a specific comment? Basically linking directly to a comment. It will make it possible for me to share some of the great comments on other forums or social media.
     
    Sure, it's actually very easy. The Date/Time line just above the body of a comment links directly to that comment. For example, here's the one to yours: http://www.unz.com/runz/chinas-rise-americas-fall/#comment-1805308

    Also, if you open the Agree/Disagree popup window, it allows specific comments to be emailed or Tweeted out, though since I put it in long ago and I think few people use it, I'm not 100% it's working.
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  • It’s a pretty sad state of affairs with American Character.

    Capitalism and individual rights brought forth the greatest wealth for the common man in human history.

    China, implementing market reforms (we won’t call it free market, but certainly in that direction, especially the special economic zones) grew with spectacular success. Ron did a great job in his article, focusing on data rather than rhetoric.

    Instead of improving ourselves, we see the politics of jealousy and envy with this tragically stupid policy of “containing China”. It isn’t limited to China of course – we seem to think that being able to bomb people in the present is what will secure ourselves in the future.

    Just look at the South China Sea: China is spending billions building artificial islands that will not only spur hydrocarbon development, but have outstanding prospects for international trans-shipment nodes like Singapore.

    What is the USA doing? It’s all about war, and we’re just a paper tiger at that. In ten years the Chinese will be extracting hydrocarbons and making bank with docking fees. They’ll have expensive hotels, high end hookers – the works. We’ll have produced nothing but hot air and more crushing debt that is funding transfer payments and bloated government programs.

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    The trouble with murkka is, their 'elected' leaders spend all their time in ruling the world, no time for the crumbling home front.
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  • […] Unz notes in his epic piece,  China’s Rise, America’s Fall, that America stands in stark contrast to much of the developed world where populations are […]

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  • TG says:

    Interesting but missing something critical.

    When Mao first took over he engineered a massive population explosion. Honest economists like Ma Yinchu were purged (look him up on wikipedia) and the population soared and created so much poverty that even the communists worried that they could not keep control.

    In desperation they instituted the one-family one-child policy, and as the rate of population growth slowed down it became easier to accumulate per-capita wealth.

    It is an iron law of development that FIRST population growth moderates, THEN (if everything else goes halfway right) living standards rise.

    Even as a hangover is not generally ascribed to stopping drinking but too drinking too much the night before, the sometimes painful nature of the one-child policy was due to a government demanding that more people are always better and pushing to jam in more workers.

    Now it is the West that is demanding that populations be jacked up because more is always better (or perhaps because cheaper labor is always more profitable) – and as usual, that will eventually lead down not up.

    The greatest strength of America is that it had a modest population and abundant resources. And our elites are now throwing that legacy away, and once it’s gone, it’s never coming back.

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  • @dfordoom

    Hopefully China will continue to improve and the people there get more freedom.
     
    As long as the Chinese don't make the mistake of introducing democracy they have a bright future.

    As long as they keep ruthlessly favoring kindred people of their own nation, they can have a bright future. Our nation, conversely, will not survive in anything like our current size, strength, and prosperity, at least not in the short run.

    And I mean nation, not “country”

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