econ 330 memo 4

Econ 330 memo 4 - MEMORANDUM TO Edward G Young Professor Anonymous ECON 330 Student IQ and Success FROM RE I think Murray is completely off base on

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MEMORANDUM March 28, 2008 TO: Edward G. Young Professor FROM: Anonymous ECON 330 Student RE: IQ and Success I think Murray is completely off base on what he has written about IQ and success. To me his views were sketchy and that seems more evident with how he kept his book a secret until he was ready to release it. Murray’s thinking is that IQ is the biggest dictator of economic success in life. He believes through his study of siblings that he has found concrete correlations to prove his theory. He takes this as being reason enough to make the judgment that black people have lower IQ’s and thus lower success levels. His hypothesis has a few holes. For one, he only used siblings from the highest level of opportunity and income families. He even stated that he didn’t use anyone from poor families. This alone shows that he did a horrible job choosing a sample group. By only comparing those from the top level, he fails to realize that they have different environmental factors. Not to make a generalization, but the siblings at the top with the
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course ECON 330 taught by Professor Young during the Spring '08 term at Wisc Eau Claire.

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Econ 330 memo 4 - MEMORANDUM TO Edward G Young Professor Anonymous ECON 330 Student IQ and Success FROM RE I think Murray is completely off base on

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