On Racial Discrimination in Hiring

When Quillian et al. (2017) meta-analyzed the research on hiring discrimination they found that black applicants received 36% fewer call backs than white applicants even when the submitted applications were identical in every way other than the race implied by the applicant's name. This sort of evidence is often pointed to as among the most … Continue reading On Racial Discrimination in Hiring

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Scientific American on IQ/Genes

Scott Kaufman has recently posted a critique at Scientific American of some things that the behavioral geneticist Robert Plomin has been saying lately about genetics and intelligence. I agree with a few of Kaufman's points, but most of them I find to be problematic for reasons I will explain in this post. Nature Wins Kaufman's article … Continue reading Scientific American on IQ/Genes

Ethnic Diversity and Social Cohesion: a Critique

In this post, I am going to critique the literature linking ethnic diversity to low levels of social cohesion. The Putnam Study Putnam (2007) is easily the most often cited paper to show that diversity negatively impacts communities. Putnam shows that participants from more diverse regions reported lower levels of social capital, the degree to … Continue reading Ethnic Diversity and Social Cohesion: a Critique

The Jewish Question: an Empirical Examiniation

This post will be about the Jewish Question. Specifically, I am going to empirically document the following claims: Jews are vastly overrepresented in positions of power and cultural influence Jewish elites are far to the left of gentile elites and have moved shifted the distribution of political opinion among American elites from centrism to leftism … Continue reading The Jewish Question: an Empirical Examiniation

Jewish Overrepresentaiton Among Influential Liberals and Conservatives

It is often contended that Jews are over-represented among influential leftists. This post tests this claim by aggregating names from several lists of influential liberals and estimating the proportion of people on these lists who are Jewish. I do the same for lists of influential conservatives and find that Jews are over-represented among the elites … Continue reading Jewish Overrepresentaiton Among Influential Liberals and Conservatives