Immigration economics for economist dummies

Some time ago, I published a 50 minutes long video walkthrough of some research on economics effects of immigration for Nordic countries. Since some people don’t really watch videos, I thought a written summary might also be handy, so here we go. For those who prefer video, it is here: Slides here. In fact, we…

Too many women in the wrong places: Norwegian navy edition

As women increasingly are hired into traditionally male jobs via affirmative action laws or indirect pressure via media, we see more and more incompetence. This is true whether it is academia, the military or the police. Here’s a funny example from Norway a few years ago. The Norwegian navy was recruiting more women and celebrating…

Do something else for Denmark

A lot of people are interested in fertility. As a matter of fact, there is no more important metric for long term viability of a civilization (Romans knew it too). Western civilization has been failing at this game for about 50 years, since our collective Great Society transformation. Anyway, so Western countries are usually pussies…

The Bird paper, and hereditarian predictions

I keep getting asked about this, so I figure a short note is in order. Some months ago, Commie Kevin (Twitter) AKA. Kevin Bird published an anti-hereditarian study: Bird, K. A. (2021). No support for the hereditarian hypothesis of the Black–White achievement gap using polygenic scores and tests for divergent selection. American Journal of Physical…

The indoctrination effect of universities: overstated

Dictionaries define indoctrination as: the act of indoctrinating, or teaching or inculcating a doctrine, principle, or ideology, especially one with a specific point of view (dictionary.com) the process of repeating an idea or belief to someone until they accept it without criticism or question (Cambridge) to imbue with a usually partisan or sectarian opinion, point…

Understanding that race realism meme

A few days ago I posted this deboonker meme on Twitter: I guess it got reposted somewhere by some woke people, since my feed has been filled with dumb replies for days. These go like this: I didn’t make the meme, so I can’t speak for certain for whoever did this. However, I can take…

Helmuth Nyborg interviewed for his 85th birth day (English translation)

Helmuth Nyborg, my friend and the other main naughty Danish intelligence researcher, turned 85 years old yesterday on 5th January. Due to this, a journalist did a portrait interview with him, which is fairly nice, so I’ve had it translated to English. Thanks to Jurij Fedorov for this work. The interview was published in Kristeligt…

New paper and video out: The Negative Religiousness-IQ Nexus is a Jensen Effect on Individual-Level Data: A Refutation of Dutton et al.’s ‘The Myth of the Stupid Believer’

Dutton, E., & Kirkegaard, E. O. W. (2021). The Negative Religiousness-IQ Nexus is a Jensen Effect on Individual-Level Data: A Refutation of Dutton et al.’s ‘The Myth of the Stupid Believer’. Journal of Religion and Health, 1-23. A recent study by Dutton et al. (J Relig Health 59:1567–1579. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10943-019-00926-3, 2020) found that the religiousness-IQ nexus…