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Book Review: “Cognitive Capitalism: Human Capital and the Wellbeing of Nations” by Heiner Rindermann

Heiner Rindermann is one of the few social scientists that is not a staunch lefty. His research focuses on the not politically correct topic of intelligence. If you have ever looked into studies on IQ differences between nations or ethnicities, you may have come across his work. As I have read about a handful of… Continue reading Book Review: “Cognitive Capitalism: Human Capital and the Wellbeing of Nations” by Heiner Rindermann

Economics · Reviews

Book Review: Germany’s Hidden Crisis by Oliver Nachtwey

Germany is often lauded as an economic powerhouse. I often encounter foreigners who have an almost comical perception of Germany. They praise German engineering, Germany’s leading role in European politics, the (currently) very low level of unemployment, and sometimes even stereotypically German character traits, such as being conscientious, hard-working, reliable, and punctual. Reality is a… Continue reading Book Review: Germany’s Hidden Crisis by Oliver Nachtwey

Economics · Men · The Working World

Book Review: Men Without Work by Nicholas Eberstadt

One of the more interesting books I recently read is Men Without Work: America’s Invisible Crisis (2016) by Nicholas Eberstadt who is associated with the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). In around 150 pages, Eberstadt thoroughly spreads out what should be a prime issue in US labor policy. Yet, as so often, the fate of men… Continue reading Book Review: Men Without Work by Nicholas Eberstadt

Society

The Decline of Collective Intelligence in Germany: Frankfurt Airport

I am currently reading the book Cognitive Capitalism: Human Capital and the Wellbeing of Nations by Heiner Rindermann, which is a tour de force through the topic of differences in intelligence, as measured by IQ, in a global context. One of the more interesting points he raised is that there are countries where a supposedly… Continue reading The Decline of Collective Intelligence in Germany: Frankfurt Airport

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Review: Dataclysm – Who We Are When We Think No One is Looking by Christian Rudder

One finding of big data, applied to the realm of dating, that is mentioned every now and again on my other blog is the infamous evidence dating site OKCupid provided for the unreasonable pickiness of women. While men rate women so that approximately a normal distribution emerges, where most women are average and very few… Continue reading Review: Dataclysm – Who We Are When We Think No One is Looking by Christian Rudder