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February 12, 2009


Luis Enrique

I'm going to go out and buy one of those CDs where an American woman tells you that you are clever, desirable and successful.

Fred Kite

"...even subtle or benign forms of stereotyping - not just racial ones - can have significant material effects. "

And what significant material effect would different average IQs have?


Experience suggests that it's usually right to be suspicious of all "research" results that sound like wishful thinking.

Tom James

@ Fred Kite:

"And what significant material effect would different average IQs have?"

Interesting you should mention that - there was a programme on the Beeb a couple of days ago called "Make me Smart" that touched on differences in IQ between groups in society: the suggestion given was that IQ tests results are heavily affected by upbringing, quality of education, and the kind of cognitive biases Chris describes.


About 22 minutes in to the iPlayer video.

The academic interviewed is James Flynn.


Ok Chris,
so you have discovered positive feedback. So why don't economists draw the obvious conclusion and ditch the concept of equilibrium?


This also explains how astrology works, of course.


This is also called self-fulfilling prophecy. Louis Kestenbaum wrote a great book about this called "Clawing Your Way Up".

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