A Childish Question About Immigration
By Bryan Caplan
I’ve often heard opponents of Latin American immigration complain that they’re lowering our average IQ. Here’s Tommy commenting on Tyler:
What matters in a society, in any society, is a healthy mean IQ. I’ve noticed a tendency on this blog by some people to assume that if IQ matters at all then it is strictly the presence of a reasonable percentage of high IQ individuals that is important. This is all wrong.
Question: Is this is the real concern, why not just advocate additional “compensatory” immigration from high-IQ countries like China and Korea? That handles the mean-IQ crisis (if any) without ruining the lives of millions of Latin Americans who come here to find a better life.