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by Hannah Leitheiser

Intelligence of Workers

#iq #intelligence #sociology #employment

The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life

Richard J. Herrnstein, Charles Murray

1994

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2019-10-06

"Wherever on the scale of intelligence pairs of applicants are, the smarter ones not only will outperform the others, on the average, but the benefit of having a score that is higher by a given amount is approximately the same throughout the range. Or, to put it more conservatively, no one has produced good evidence of diminishing returns to intelligence." - Richard J. Herrnstein, Charles Murray, The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life (1994)

So, was Brave New World was wrong to keep the intelligence of manual workers low to prevent disobedience and boredom?

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