Notes and Reflections on Books and Media
by Hannah Leitheiser
#iq #intelligence #sociology #employment
The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life
Richard J. Herrnstein, Charles Murray
"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?