is the title of a recent book by Charles Murray:
You don’t really have to buy the book.
There’s a Youtube presentation of his that lasts about an hour
that pretty much summarizes; the rest is supporting graphs.
I’m pretty much a conservative, which anyone paying attention
to my posts can figure out, yet I take issue with Murray’s conclusions.
I’m interested in opinions contrary to his own.
One of my issues is with his idea of the “cognitive elite”.
They may indeed be very intelligent,as measured by academia,
but I found them in my business experience not very thoughtful
and wholly amoral as regards to their appreciation of the consequences
of their ordained power. In my experience, they treating the manufacturing
sector as an commodity wholly eviscerated it leading to its fall as a prime
creator of value to be traded around the world. I never found them to
be admired or envied and frankly see them, in business, in the same camp as
contingency lawyers; predators upon a system that never had them
[This message has been edited by Huan Yi (03-20-2012 08:03 PM).]