Dr. Garett Jones is Associate Professor of Economics and BB&T Professor for the Study of Capitalism at the Mercatus Center, at George Mason University. His research interests include macroeconomics, monetary economics, and the microfoundations of economic growth. His work has appeared in journals such as the Journal of Monetary Economics, the Journal of Economic Growth, and Critical Review. His first book, published in 2015 by Stanford University Press, is entitled Hive Mind: How Your Nation's IQ Matters So Much More Than Your Own.
In this episode, we focus on Dr. Jones’ book, Hive Mind. Topics include: the individual and collective benefits of higher national IQs; how IQ correlates with emotional and social skills; its effects in the political realm; how it relates to current immigration issues; and possible solutions to improve IQ in the countries that lack it the most.
01:04 Why your nation’s IQ matter
04:29 Benefits at the collective level
05:57 Individual IQ is not as important
08:25 Benefits for people on the low-end of the IQ scale
12:25 Other tests to evaluate academic skills
15:38 IQ correlates with emotional and social skills
18:40 More than genetics
20:56 IQ effects on politics
29:28 How are average national IQs relevant to immigration policy?
42:29 Possible solutions to improve IQ in the least resourceful nations
A HUGE THANK YOU TO MY PATRONS: KARIN LIETZCKE, ANN BLANCHETTE, JUNOS, SCIMED, PER HELGE HAAKSTD LARSEN, LAU GUERREIRO, RUI BELEZA, MIGUEL ESTRADA, ANTÓNIO CUNHA, CHANTEL GELINAS, JIM FRANK, JERRY MULLER, FRANCIS FORD, AND HANS FREDRIK SUNDE!
I also leave you with the link to a recent montage video I did with the interviews I have released until the end of June 2018: