I’ll preface this by saying I’m in favor of drug legalization. I think this Reason magazine review paper is really bad, though. The review was done by Morris (2018) and it covers a lot of topics. I’m just going to focus on the section on violent crime, but the other sections are plenty flawed as well.Read More »
There are three main hypotheses for the relationship between IQ and educational achievement:
- Mental ability predicts greater educational achievement
- Educational achievement predicts greater IQ
- The relationship is a product of test construction
Michael Levin (1997) argues that black people are largely over-represented among American physicians, so much so that it is probably lowering the quality of care. This case is also presented by Kirkegaard (2019) and Levin largely takes the argument from Gottfredson (1986). Since I’ve been re-reading sections of Levin’s book, I’ll just quote his take, however.