[ExI] Genetics doesn't explain why people are poor

Keith Henson hkeithhenson at gmail.com
Wed Mar 11 16:28:13 UTC 2020

  Rafal Smigrodzki <rafal.smigrodzki at gmail.com> wrote:


> ### Real scientific research shows that IQ and personality traits are
largely genetically determined (50 - 85%) and yes, they do predict economic

>From Gregory Clark's work, we know the UK population was subjected to
at least 20 generations of intense selection for the traits that lead
to wealth. The same was true for northwestern Europe, China and Japan
(the selection was less intense, but went on longer.)


More information about the extropy-chat mailing list