Smart Fraction Theory, defends that people with high IQ determine the well-being of a society

The level of development of a society; A look at the Smart Fraction Theory, which explains the ratio of high IQ people to the general population rather than parameters such as democracy, law and national income.
smart fraction theory is the cognitive capitalist theory that relates the welfare level of a society to the ratio of those who are above a certain iq threshold in that society to the general population and the high threshold value.

Those who are cognitively competent in the intellectual class hypothesis will have a positive impact on the welfare, political progress and culture of society. According to rindermann, the quality of economic and political institutions that determine the economic well-being of that nation can be envisaged with statistics that reveal the cognitive abilities of a nation.

rindermann; He also claims that a libertarian system is a prerequisite for economic growth and prosperity, citing names such as smith, friedrich august von hayek, and ludwig von mises. One of the articles cognitive capitalists frequently cite is garry gelade. While examining the relationship between gerade, iq level, technological advances and gross domestic product, it has addressed patents as an indicator of technological success.

While examining the connection between national culture and technological progress, he defined the concept of culture by quoting from geert hofstede. culture is the collective programming of a group of people or a category of people in a way that separates them from others. the effect of this collective programming on development cannot be ignored.

gelade, based on schwartz's theory of value (see theory of basic human values ​​/ @ highpriestess);

1) Patent-taking activities will increase in cultures that value intellectual autonomy,
2) patenting activities will decrease in hierarchical cultures,
2) patenting activities will increase in cultures that give importance to mastery,

The question that should be asked at this stage is: can the value of autonomy in a culture, the meaning attributed to the hierarchy, or the importance given to mastery directly relate to the average iq level of a community with that culture?

societies' cultures are influenced by variables that cannot be directly linked to cognitive competence. Asians have the highest scores in the iq tests, but it will not be possible to assert that the cultures of the asians have a connection with the iqs.

When iq levels are analyzed by country, this will be better understood:
The cultural values ​​of South Korea, with an average of 106 iq, are highly collectivist. again a hierarchical social structure is seen in south korea.

Although Japan easily overtakes western countries with a score of 105 in iq scores, it is one of the societies where masculinity is the strongest. masculinity is also a form of hierarchy and is directly related to the fact that 50% of a society cannot fully utilize its creative / productive potential.

singapore is a country that has been largely influenced by chinese culture, while iq average of 108 surpasses the averages of other world countries. In addition to not being individualistic, it has a highly oppressive education system. The development story cannot be explained with a purely iq level, because taiwan with 23 million inhabitants has about $ 590 million of gross domestic product, while Singapore with a population of 5 million has approximately $ 360 billion of gross domestic product, and the average iq score difference between these two countries is only 2.

In addition, for some European countries, with some exceptions, it seems simple to establish a relationship between the iq averages and economic performance, while comparing northern European countries with southern European countries, max weber and protestant work ethics should not be forgotten.

In short, although the smart fraction theory can easily attract cognitive capitalists and social Darwinists, it is obvious that the hierarchy, autonomy and mastery-based cultural factors that are decisive in terms of revealing the cognitive potential do not have to develop parallel with the height of the iq level in order to provide an optimum development environment.


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