A review of Hive Mind – by Garett Jones

I got this from Counter-Currents:

Hive Mind

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Garett Jones
Hive Mind: How Your Nation’s IQ Matters So Much More Than Your Own
Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2016

In Hive Mind, economics professor Garrett Jones departs from the usual individualistic focus of libertarians like himself in that he makes the case, knowingly or not, for more ethnocentric policies. He does this in a normie-safe manner; the reader might at times suspect he is a secret shitlord, but is being careful not to offend orthodoxy too directly.

Jones writes in a simple accessible style which sometimes leaves the reader hoping for more details. This was a wise move, in that it encourages independent research, which may be more effective in red-pilling the reader. Luckily there are extensive endnotes, and six papers to which the author contributed are cited.

The book discusses the value of IQ for the success of groups. Jones believes that being part of a high-IQ group is far more valuable than having a high IQ as an individual, and discusses several reasons for this. Simply bringing this up contributes to red-pilling even without going into the details on race and IQ, in that it points out another area in which diversity is not a strength.

The functioning of groups is investigated here partly in terms of cooperation, and high-IQ groups are for several reasons more successful in this sense. Jones draws this conclusion from research investigating several different aspects of cooperation.

Firstly, high-IQ individuals are more patient. This means they tend to have higher rates of savings. Their patience is part of a higher general concern for the future, as Alt-Right readers may already know from looking at racial differences in time preference.

Second, they are more pleasant in dealing with others, at least initially. They will however be more willing to punish others when it turns out that others are not playing fair.

Third, they are more perceptive, that is, they are more able to accurately assess what others are thinking and feeling. In terms of group cohesion, this means less paranoia and pointless infighting.

As one might guess from all of the above, low IQ is a good predictor of corruption. High rates of corruption are exactly what one would expect when people have less concern for long-term consequences, less inclination to treat others fairly, and less understanding of whether others are trying to take advantage of them.

Read the rest of this review here.

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6 Responses to A review of Hive Mind – by Garett Jones

  1. Lon Spector says:

    Did you include E-Q as well?
    Interesting that you used two expressions used by socially alienated people:
    “Normie” (Used by “Forever Alone” types.) And “Red Pill” (Used by men who have
    difficulities obtaining sex from “regular” women.)
    No one disputes the fact that people like Adam Lanza and other mass killers have a high
    I.Q., but they were very low on E.Q. (Social Smarts.)

    • Fluechtling.net says:

      Emotional Ingelligence does exist, BUT
      it is used by PC to distract from the strong reality of IQ research. Same about multiple intelligences.

      It also seems to be PC slander to claim that high IQ people are socially inept.

      It seems true though that Blacks are socially quite skilled considering their IQ.

    • G F says:

      “Normie” and “Red Pill” are terms used by on-the-average high-IQ people who, it seems, have somehow upset you.

      Get better, please.

    • RaceRealist says:

      EQ does not exist. It’s high IQ with the right mix of the Big Five Personality Traits:

      There is no such thing as EQ. Let me repeat that: “There is NO SUCH THING AS EQ.” The idea was popularized by a journalist, Daniel Goleman, not a psychologist. You can’t just invent a trait. You have to define it and measure it and distinguish it from other traits and use it to predict the important ways that people vary.

      EQ is not a psychometrically valid concept. Insofar as it is anything (which it isn’t) it’s the Big Five trait agreeableness, although this depends, as it shouldn’t, on which EQ measure is being used (they should all measure THE SAME THING). Agreeable people are compassionate and polite, but they can also be pushovers. Disagreeable people, on average (if they aren’t too disagreeable) make better managers, because they are straightforward, don’t avoid conflict and cannot be easily manipulated.

      https://www.quora.com/What-is-more-beneficial-in-life-a-high-EQ-or-IQ/answer/Jordan-B-Peterson?srid=aMxV

  2. Fluechtling.net says:

    The Hive Mind, one more book I have and don’t get around to read. I had a good youtube video by the author, though

    The main issue I see is that 10 IQ points just give a few hundred dollars salary increase for an individual, but a society’s 10 IQ point increase gives many thousands extra yearly income to the individual in that society (need to check the numbers)

    That is a great explanation why every one single individual low IQ Black should get out of the ghetto, or out of Africa, for instant income increase. He gets rid of the pernicious influence of the society he and his pals have created

    This is why segregation and Apartheid are “evil” and why Africans MUST go all to Europe

    Because of the damning effect of low GROUP IQ.

    I never understood what the problem of segregation is. Now I understand ……. Or does anyone have other explanations as to the “evil” of segregation and apartheid?

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