Thoughts on low national IQs, intellectual disability, and data quality

A recent now-retracted paper in Psychological Science by Clark et al. (2020) caused some controversy lately in the psychological community. The authors found some correlations with other national-level data that could be theoretically important. Among the reasons that people criticized the article was the authors’ use of estimated average national IQ scores (Becker, 2019). For

Garett Jones’s HIVE MIND: Lots of buzz, not much sting

I finally found time this month to read Hive Mind: How Your Nation’s IQ Matters So Much More Than Your Own, by Garett Jones. I’ve heard a lot of about the book since it was published in 2016, and I think it is worth readers’ time, though not without major problems. What Hive Mind Gets