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The Flynn Effect vs. the Greatest Minds in History

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[unable to retrieve full-text content](December 5, 2017 02:09 PM, by Bryan Caplan) Measured intelligence (IQ) rose markedly over the 20th century, a robust result widely dubbed the "the Flynn effect."  But what do these rising IQs mean?  The straightforward conclusion is unbridled optimism: just as human beings are taller than they used... (11 COMMENTS)

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(December 5, 2017 02:09 PM, by Bryan Caplan) Measured intelligence (IQ) rose markedly over the 20th century, a robust result widely dubbed the "the Flynn effect."  But what do these rising IQs mean?  The straightforward conclusion is unbridled optimism: just as human beings are taller than they used... (11 COMMENTS)
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Bryan Caplan is Professor of Economics at George Mason University and Senior Scholar at the Mercatus Center. He has published in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the American Economic Review, the Economic Journal, the Journal of Law and Economics, and Intelligence, and has appeared on 20/20, FoxNews, and C-SPAN. Bryan Caplan blogs on EconLog.

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