And it is apparently written by a science journalist too.
The view of it is by the horrific Charles Murray, co-author of The Bell Curve. The Bell Curve was an excellent book although it was coming from a far right point of view. Murray’s view is that since some races are less intelligent and capable than other races, let’s cut them off of all the social programs!
What the heck? If that is true, and in fact it is true that at the moment some races are on average less intelligent and capable of intellectual tasks than other races, it actually increases the case for welfare instead of decreasing it! Can’t you reactionaries see that?
If all the races are equal, then that decreases the case for social programs because it implies that people are poor and it’s all their fault that they are impoverished. But if they are permanently less intelligent and they had nothing to do with this fact, then it’s not their fault that they ended up poor? See?
Not only that, but we have a much better case for an extremely unequal society if all the races are equal. It they are all equal, then the high achievers deserve every nickel that they earned since they deserve at as they only got it via hard work and whatnot. On the other hand, equality implies that those who are losing in the money race are doing so due to the their own poor choices: it’s their own damn fault!
Inequality between the races means that the monetary achievements and wealth of high achieving races are completely undeserved as they only got it by lucking out in the genetic lottery. So we should redistribute their undeserved gains to the lower achieving races who do not deserve their fate of falling behind.
This is really is so obvious, but 99% of race realists are Libertarians or other hard rightists so it’s clear that they have not thought this through very well.
About the book, the poor sod who wrote what looks like an excellent volume is about to creamed and smeared all over US society. I feel for him.
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