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13 May 2005

Friedman Finds America Is Not That Competitive

No shit, Sherlock. We don't manufacture a damn thing, beyond the most rarefied technologies, that anyone else wants to import. And he's alarmed that Asian universities are taking top prizes in a technology competition. Well has he ever looked at the make-up of "American" computer science student bodies?
Different peoples have differing levels of available human capital. East Asians - Japanese, Koreans, Chinese - have average IQ's of 105 to 110. That means there's going to be a lot more of them in the higher IQ ranges proportionately than Westerners. The US average IQ is slightly below 100 due to our demographic make up, while European countries tend to be around 100. It's amazing we've dominated for so long. Of course winning the last World War in such spectacular fashion didn't hurt.


Anonymous jimbo said...

Losing a coupla wars since ainĀ“t gonna help either.
Yet it amazes me that the American images remains mostly positive on whatever international beach I wash up on.

May 15, 2005 6:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The car industry is one of the last great US industries (was) and it is just slowly slipping down the drain. And US citizens do not feel compelled to stop buying Japanese imports- for the sake of the industry. Am I the only one resisting the purchase of a Jap vehicle because it almost feels like treason to do so? We are the laughing stock of the Japanese. Go ahead and buy your Pathfinder and Accords.

May 17, 2005 9:58 PM  

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