Organ donation consent vs. actual rates

There is a famous paper arguing the case for libertarian paternalism by using organ donation consent rates. Johnson, E. J., & Goldstein, D. (2003). Do defaults save lives?. Science, 302(5649), 1338-1339. The main result is this: So having opt-out drastically increases consent rates compared with opt-in. These countries have various other differences between them, but…

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The performance of African immigrants in Europe: Some Danish and Norwegian data

Due to lengthy discussion over at Unz concerning the good performance of some African groups in the UK, it seems worth it to review the Danish and Norwegian results. Basically, some African groups perform better on some measures than native British. The author is basically arguing that this disproves global hereditarianism. I think not. The…

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New paper out: Criminality among Norwegian immigrant populations

http://openpsych.net/ODP/2014/04/criminality-among-norwegian-immigrant-populations/ Abstract A previous study found that criminality among immigrant groups in Denmark was highly predictable by their countries of origin’s prevalence of Muslims, IQ, GDP and height. This study replicates the study for Norway with similar results. Keywords: Crime, national IQ, group differences, country of origin — Download paper. Forum thread and supplementary material.

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