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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780029146736
  • Publisher: Free Press
  • Publication date: 9/15/1994
  • Pages: 845
  • Product dimensions: 6.51 (w) x 9.56 (h) x 1.74 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
List of Tables
A Note to the Reader
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
Pt. I The Emergence of a Cognitive Elite
1 Cognitive Class and Education, 1900-1990 29
2 Cognitive Partitioning by Occupation 51
3 The Economic Pressure to Partition 63
4 Steeper Ladders, Narrower Gates 91
Pt. II Cognitive Classes and Social Behavior
5 Poverty 127
6 Schooling 143
7 Unemployment, Idleness, and Injury 155
8 Family Matters 167
9 Welfare Dependency 191
10 Parenting 203
11 Crime 235
12 Civility and Citizenship 253
Pt. III The National Context
13 Ethnic Differences in Cognitive Ability 269
14 Ethnic Inequalities in Relation to IQ 317
15 The Demography of Intelligence 341
16 Social Behavior and the Prevalence of Low Cognitive Ability 369
Pt. IV Living Together
17 Raising Cognitive Ability 389
18 The Leveling of American Education 417
19 Affirmative Action in Higher Education 447
20 Affirmative Action in the Workplace 479
21 The Way We Are Headed 509
22 A Place for Everyone 527
App. 1 Statistics for People Who Are Sure They Can't Learn Statistics 553
App. 2 Technical Issues Regarding the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 569
App. 3 Technical Issues Regarding the Armed Forces Qualification Test as a Measure of IQ 579
App. 4 Regression Analyses from Part II 593
App. 5 Supplemental Material for Chapter 13 625
App. 6 Regression Analyses from Chapter 14 645
App. 7 The Evolution of Affirmative Action in the Workplace 655
Notes 665
Bibliography 775
Index 833
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  • Anonymous

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    Authors understate their own case, embrace wrong solutions

    The authors make a good case in solidly documenting that human intelligence is overwhelmingly genetic in origin, that the most intelligent people have the lowest birthrates, that the least intelligent have the highest birthrates, that government is driven not by sense but by short-term politics, and that civilization is, essentially, heading rapidly into the dustbin because of these dysgenic realities. However, the authors actually embrace many of the very things and -isms that that have led to these disasters. They salute feminism (the main cause of the lowest birthrates amongst the 'cognitive elite' as well as a major ally of the lesser elements in society working to overthrow it), they embrace affirmative action (albeit in a somewhat watered-down form), they advocate that high-IQ people adopt low-IQ babies (supposedly to help raise these children's IQs - althrough the authors' own data refute that as much of a possibility), they go along with 'income redistribution' schemes (although within less unreasonable parameters than at present), etc. Their other 'solutions' are vague, dreamy, and wholly disconnected with today's world, such as advocating the group identity be replaced by individualism (sorry, the opposite is where the future is heading), that laws be radically simplified (and lawyers will go along with that? dream on!), that government should give up many of its powers and return those powers to neighborhoods and communities (yeah, that will happen when pigs fly), and so forth. The only real solution to the dysgenic trends - and which the authors carefully avoid as far as they can - is a humane form of eugenics: to somehow persuade and reward the best and most intelligent members of the population to have a higher birthrate, while rewarding and encouraging the lowest IQ'ed elements to be sterilized or at least limit their birthrate to one child per family. All in all, the authors are so desperate to make their main points acceptable that they lean way too far to the left in their other comments and advisories, almost doing leftward somersaults in the process. This is both dishonest as well as reflects a lack of integrity on their part. BELL CURVE is, overall, a good book in the most important ways, but not a good book re solutions. But, all in all, I recommend it to other readers.

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