The Distribution of IQ And The Welfare State

No amount of encouragement or training can make people with low IQ perform better. So something or someone has to give.

Some weeks ago, I had an interesting conversation with my dad. We don’t really talk much, but when we do, he usually shares some interesting nuggets of history or data that I tend to think about long after we’re done talking. So this is what I found so interesting the last time I talked with him (to paraphrase):