May 142017

While most people never ask how smart are refugees, some people are doing exactly that. A study of the smartness of the citizens of different countries shows there are 22 countries where the average person is smarter than the average American. There are 183 countries on the list so there are 160 countries where the people are not as smart as Americans. Should refugees and immigrants go to countries where people are as smart as them or should they go to countries where they would be smarter and so do better in business and in the culture than the original inhabitants?  Would you rather live above most people or among people who are not as smart as you and thereby have a competitive advantage? 

Careful, . . . . that’s a morality based question which is heavily freighted with views about race and ethnicity.