New study out: Mental Illness and the Left

Well, this one has been public as as preprint for a while (PsyArxiv [this is tagged as private?!], OSF and ResearchGate ~9k views), but it is now officially published in Mankind Quarterly, the best place to publish human biodiversity content (also OpenPsych but currently inactive pending completion of ongoing development work). Kirkegaard, E. O. W….

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Women, taxes and voting

Many libertarians defend women’s voting rights (women’s suffrage) by reference to general principles about equality of legal rights. The historical reason for this move, I think, is that libertarians and classical liberals was a political reaction to the extra legal rights of the nobility and royalty. Thus, their goal was to equalize such rights, and…

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New paper out: Smart and Poor, or Rich and Dull? A U.S. County-Level Analysis of the Relationship between IQ and Presidential-Election Voting Behavior

Kirkegaard, E. O. W., & Pesta, B. J. (2019). Smart and Poor, or Rich and Dull? A U.S. County-Level Analysis of the Relationship between IQ and Presidential-Election Voting Behavior. Mankind Quarterly, 60(2). A small research stream exists which focuses on relationships between political ideology (inferred from voting behavior) and the intelligence of geopolitical sub-divisions such…

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Politics from text — not so easy?

I came across this obscure study while doing some research on other matters. Yan, H., Lavoie, A., & Das, S. (2017). The Perils of Classifying Political Orientation From Text. Linked Democracy: Artificial Intelligence for Democratic Innovation, 858, 8. Political communication often takes complex linguistic forms. Understanding political ideology from text is an important methodological task…

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FAQ for “Cognitive ability and political preferences in Denmark” Kirkegaard, Bjerrekær, Carl (2017)

Kirkegaard, E. O. W., Bjerrekær, J. D., & Carl, N. (2017). Cognitive ability and political preferences in Denmark. Open Quantitative Sociology & Political Science, 1(1). Various critics of Noah Carl are being asked to produce something that shows they have read and understand his research, and they appear to be struggling. In an attempt to…

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Political quiz results

Since people keep asking about my results on such tests, and because my position has been misrepresented (e.g. by Les Temps). There’s a lot of political tests online one can take, but some are more popular than others, and sensible. A popular choice is the libertarian-made, The World’s Smallest Political Quiz, a 10 item quiz…

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