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IQ With Conscience: Three Followups

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Three followups on my last post:1. Most of the brutal policy advocacy I've heard comes from consumers, not producers, of intelligence research.2. Why didn't I name names or link links?  Because the brutal policy advocacy is almost entirely off-the-record.  3. In response to this post, many IQ realists have told me they've never heard anything horrifying first-hand.  I totally believe you.  But many other IQ realists have told me they have heard such things.  I totally believe them, too.  Since these horrifying views are (a) rare, and (b) normally concealed, a 50% detection rate strongly suggests that such views are indeed greatly over-represented in the IQ-realist community.

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Three followups on my last post:

1. Most of the brutal policy advocacy I've heard comes from consumers, not producers, of intelligence research.

2. Why didn't I name names or link links?  Because the brutal policy advocacy is almost entirely off-the-record. 

3. In response to this post, many IQ realists have told me they've never heard anything horrifying first-hand.  I totally believe you.  But many other IQ realists have told me they have heard such things.  I totally believe them, too.  Since these horrifying views are (a) rare, and (b) normally concealed, a 50% detection rate strongly suggests that such views are indeed greatly over-represented in the IQ-realist community.

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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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