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Professional responses to 'IQ and the Wealth of Nations'

  1. Feb 16, 2004 #1
    There are two articles indexed in PsycINFO which address the book IQ and the Wealth of Nations directly. They are both reviews. The first is by Marcus Richards, not a signer of the 1994 position statement which appeared in the Wall Street Journal. The second is by J. Philippe Rushton, a signer of the 1994 position statement which appeared in the Wall Street Journal.



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    Author
    Lynn, Richard; Vanhanen, Tatu.

    Title
    IQ and the wealth of nations.

    Source
    Intelligence. Vol 30(6) 2002, 574-576.
    Elsevier Science, Netherlands

    Abstract
    Review of book, Richard Lynn and Tatu Vanhanen (Ed.) IQ and the Wealth of Nations. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2002, 196 pp., ISBN 0-275-97510-X. Reviewed by: Marcus Richards.

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    Author
    Lynn, Richard; Vanhanen, Tatu.

    Title
    IQ and the Wealth of Nations.

    Source
    Personality & Individual Differences. Vol 34(2) Jan 2003, 367-372.
    Elsevier Science, England

    Abstract
    Review of book: IQ and the Wealth of Nations, by Richard Lynn and Tatu Vanhanen; Praeger, Westport, CT, 2002, 256 pp, ISBN 0-275-97510-X, reviewed by J. Philippe Rushton.

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    Rushton's review -- The Bigger Bell Curve: Intelligence, National Achievement, and The Global Economy -- is available online at his academic homepage for free:
    http://www.ssc.uwo.ca/psychology/faculty/rushton.html


    Richards' review is available online at Science Direct for individuals with an affiliation with a subscriber institution, or for $30:
    http://www.sciencedirect.com/scienc...=browse&_srch=#toc#6546#2002#999699993#346972!&_cdi=6546&view=c&_acct=C000050221&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=10&md5=74ced6f89f145a5ab4884c18a0ef686b

    http://tinyurl.com/2jnkc



    Additionally, the following article addresses the general subject of IQ and national wealth:



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    Author
    Weiner, Neil I; Weizmann, Frederic; Wiesenthal, David L; Ziegler, Michael.

    Institution
    York U, Toronto, ON, Canada, 1.

    Title
    I.Q., economic productivity and eugenics.

    Source
    International Journal of Dynamic Assessment & Instruction. Vol 1(2) Sum 1990, 105-115.
    Captus Press, Inc., Canada

    ISSN
    0847-3269 (Print)

    Language
    English

    Abstract
    Discusses the account proposed for the relative decline in US economic performance by psychologist R. Herrnstein (1989). Herrnstein proposes that the low fertility levels among women of higher status and higher IQ is lowering the US national IQ; and that IQ tests are the most reliable predictors of job performance. He claims that the mean US IQ has been falling and is now below that of the Japanese. He has proposed a eugenic remedy for the restoration and maintenance of American economic productivity. The present authors put forth evidence that IQs have been rising in the US, and elsewhere, and that the Japanese IQ is not, in fact, higher than that of the US. The thesis that there is a direct causal link from individual IQ to individual economic productivity to national wealth is critically examined.

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