Evolving Economics is a blog by Jason Collins of his thoughts on economics, evolution and those areas in between.
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If nothing else, David Sloan Wilson is ambitious. He’s been pushing the multilevel selection wheelbarrow with not much support for close to forty years (although support seems to be growing in some circles). And over the last couple of years, he’s been increasingly promoting the idea of a evolution-centred “science of intentional change” that will [...]The post A science of intentional change appeared first on Evolving Economics.
From Neil Niman’s article Sexual Selection and Economic Positioning: If economic agents earn the market clearing wage or the normal rate of return, it becomes difficult for an individual to stand out relative to one’s peers. Yet it is the ability to distinguish one’s prosperity and prospects that lead to reproductive success—a level of success [...]The post Sexual selection and entrepreneurship appeared first on Evolving Economics.
Were the Victorian’s cleverer than us? Patrick Rabbit pulls it apart. Kevin Mitchell has a shot at the new eugenics. Razib responds. Read the comments on both. Peter Singer critiques conspicuous consumption. The example is similar to one Robert Frank uses in Luxury Fever, but I still like it. Gender identity and relative income within [...]The post A week of links appeared first on Evolving Economics.
For lack of time to write a post laying out my complete thoughts on Jason Richwine’s thesis on IQ and immigration (it’s the sort of topic where if you want to engage, you need to engage fully) and doubt whether I have anything new to add, I’ve been waiting for a media piece that would [...]The post IQ is an artificial construct appeared first on Evolving Economics.
There has been plenty of noise about the Heritage Foundation’s report on immigration reform, with most of that noise centered around the PhD thesis of one of the report’s co-authors, Jason Richwine (part 1 and part 2). In his thesis, Richwine proposed an IQ filter on immigration (dressed up as a skills test) to avoid [...]The post The IQ barrier appeared first on Evolving Economics.
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