[ExI] labels etc. IQ
johnkclark at gmail.com
Mon Mar 13 22:55:45 UTC 2017
On Sun, Mar 12, 2017 PM, William Flynn Wallace <foozler83 at gmail.com> wrote
> Re changing political opinions: perhaps the best measure of intelligence,
> and my favorite, is the ability to adapt to new situations.
That is a pretty good definition, and situations have always changed and
the rate of change will accelerate as the singularity
approaches, so unwavering libertarian purity is not a sign of intelligence.
Actually unwavering anything is not a sign of intelligence.
And speaking of acceleration, apparently Trump doesn't think the
accelerating wealth gap is accelerating fast enough. Under Trumpcare people
who have the top 1% income will save $33,000, and those in the top .1%,
that is people who make more than 3 million a year, will save $197,000. At
the other end of the wealth spectrum
a 64-year-old earning $15,000 a year
will have to pay
a 55-year-old earning $25,000
would have to pay
And just today t
he Congressional Budget Office
the number of people
with no health insurance of any sort will under Trumpcare increase by 1
by this time next year, and the number will reach 24 million by 2026. All
this is of course a bad news for poor people but it is also bad news for
rich people because it will decrease the likelihood their heads will remain
firmly attached to their shoulders.
So given the above definition is Trump intelligent?
John K Clark
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