Baiting Garett Jones
By Arnold Kling
The good news is that decolonization began a process of leveling the playing field, with rapidly climbing and converging indicators of health and education worldwide. Thanks to the Flynn effect, IQs are doubtless on a path of convergence as well, and the poisonous idiocy of genetic explanations for wealth and poverty will soon lose what little empirical support they might appear to have today.
Read the whole thing. To me, it seems possible to believe that IQ affects economic development without denying that economic development affects IQ. It also seems possible to believe that IQ affects economic development without claiming that IQ is racially determined. I would hope that one could undertake research on the role of IQ in economic development without being presumed to have racist intent.