In this book Caplan basically argues pro fully open borders all over the world so that anyone anywhere can freely immigrate to any country at any time for any reason (note that he has made some restrictions to this in podcast interviews). I will argue that some of the logical arguments in this book are vague or confusing at times.
I gave the book a 3,5/5 rating, because I don’t feel all arguments are tight or unbiased enough. Please buy the book if you like to know more about his ideas. It doesn’t have a plot or clear structure so…
This will be a short blog-post focusing on flat leadership and some of the negative consequences that may appear from it. By flat leadership I mean a setting with no leaders besides the top management or alternatively a workplace with hands-off leaders. I’ll focus on one single study that doesn’t by itself illustrate all the possible negative consequences, but is a detailed and informative look into a single company.
To understand why new leadership styles are constantly tried out we must understand what motivates modern workers and why they quit:
Different dog breeds have difference average levels of intelligence. But while human groups have one or another average IQ in dogs it’s harder to measure intelligence directly without physical games so motivation to follow orders may play a role too. It would be like if you could only measure IQ in humans by having people walk around while solving various puzzles in a room on command.
A few researchers have tried to rank dog breeds based on intelligence, but this is a new research area and we need much more research on this area to get a conclusive list with concrete IQ scores.
Stanley Coren created a breed intelligence rank list and I used it to make a list with dog images. All images are from the various Wikipedia articles.
Here is the intelligence rank list:
This blog-post won’t contain every poll I know about. I know of many more such studies and will include more later. Some of them are a bit old though.
If someone knows how to make images work well on Medium on mobile and desktop then please tell me.
This blog-post has a list of intelligence expert opinion polls:
First poll is a study where the researchers tried to find a fair representation…
I’ll keep the charts in mainly Danish unless there is a viewership that will demand a translation.
The population data is from Danish Statistics which has a ton of data for various things in the country. It very likely is the best country stats site in the world. I’ve used quite a few different ones and only USA was on the same level. You can even create charts on the page itself and pivot data and you can ask them for help with making sense of data. They have English versions of all data too.
I wanted to find out how well Aboriginals in Australia and Maori in New Zealand do in school and society at large compared to European Whites.
I made a chart of arrest rates by race in USA to have a comparison chart. FBI has some awesome crime tables, but it’s like they always either try to obscure the real numbers or are just not always good at showing clear data. Sometimes they only give the numbers in percentages in this case the table doesn’t have a Hispanic category.
Blacks in USA make up 13% of the population so you can…
I wrote a blog-post showing how an alpha test looked like in 1917 to 1918.
But the army also used a beta test based on figures instead of language. Everyone who couldn’t understand English would be given a beta test instead of the alpha test. Anyone scoring under 15 on the alpha test would be given a beta test.
“Nearly 30 per cent of the 1,556,011 men for whom statistics are available were found to be unable to “read and understand newspapers and write letters home,” and were given a special examination prepared for illiterates.”(Yoakum & Yerkes, 1920).
This is the alpha test from WW1 for army recruits. 1,7m people took it. It took 40 to 50 minutes to take. The men sat in groups of 100 to 200. It was only used during WW1.
The version I found is Form 7 out of 9 different forms of the test. I’ll post the test itself and the guide for each page. The alpha test is with English language. If recruits failed it, by getting a score under 15, they would take the beta version with figures and shapes. …
This will be a blog-post where I collect stuff on Nazis’ view on IQ. So far there is not much of this translated into English so I will have to search a bit for good text passages that I personally can understand.
One leading psychologist in particular created psychology theories that followed the National Socialist doctrines, the Nazi Erich Jaensch and his followers.
I’ve had basically full faith in Media bias/Fact Check until I saw this terrible Quillette review. I just figured they were fairly correct and neutral and hadn’t seen counter-evidence to that claim until now. This is a short blog-post on their media bias and fact check of Quillette. I’ll point out why I disagree with them.
Found on this site: https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/quillette/
Date: 18/06 2020
Psychology nerd writing about movie writing and psychology