An intelligence crisis could undermine our problem-solving capacities and dim the prospects of the global economy.
...People are getting dumber. That’s not a judgment; it’s a global fact. In a host of leading nations, IQ scores have started to decline. ……. “the IQ gains of the 20th century have faltered.” A range of studies using a variety of well-established IQ tests and metrics have found declining scores across Scandinavia, Britain, Germany, France and Australia.
Details vary from study to study and from place to place given the available data. IQ shortfalls in Norway and Denmark appear in longstanding tests of military conscripts, whereas information about France is based on a smaller sample and a different test. But the broad pattern has become clearer: Beginning around the turn of the 21st century, many of the most economically advanced nations began experiencing some kind of decline in IQ.
After the American Immigration Act of 1965 and the Hippie CIA psyop its not a mere cohencidence tht IQ has dropped across the board. You won’t have a high IQ person spouting free love and the joys of homeless vagabonds.
One potential explanation is dysgenics. As in the movie “Idiocracy,” it was suggested that average intelligence is being pulled down because lower-IQ families are having more children (“dysgenic fertility” is the technical term). Alternatively, widening immigration might be bringing less-intelligent newcomers to societies with otherwise higher IQs.
However, a 2018 study of Norway has punctured these theories by showing that IQs are dropping not just across societies but within families. OK, but that doesn’t puncture these theories, it just complements them. In other words, the issue is not I think the word “just” is missing here. that educated Norwegians are increasingly outnumbered by lower-IQ immigrants or the children of less-educated citizens. Even children born to high-IQ parents are slipping down the IQ ladder. … … Perhaps in the 20th Century, Norwegian youths tried hard on their conscription IQ test because a high score would get them a better job during their military service, but now that is no longer true, so test-takers have less incentive to work hard on the test.
[…]NBC: “IQ Rates Are Dropping in Many Developed Countries and That Doesn’t Bode Well for Humanity” — VDARE
[Comment at Unz.com]
What’s missing in the article is how education itself has been inverted to mean programming/brain-pollution which shuns critical thinking to prevent microaggressions whilst Hollywood culture has replaced much of traditional culture. With a dysgenic education system, culture, political kleptocracy, and dietary ruin its no wonder IQ’s are declining even if you don’t count mass 3rd world invasives.