Why did Venezuela turn to socialism?

It’s trendy to virtue signal how sorry we feel that the people who voted for socialism, for many smug years, are actually getting socialism.
However, nobody discusses why they chose it. If only we had some form of data which describes a nation’s problem solving ability or aptitude for digging out of societal problems. Oh wait – we do.

https://www.photius.com/rankings/national_iq_scores_country_ranks.html

84 – a full standard deviation!


That might be it, boys.


“The intelligence scores came from work carried out earlier this decade by Richard Lynn, a British psychologist, and Tatu Vanhanen, a Finnish political scientist, who analysed IQ studies from 113 countries, and from subsequent work by Jelte Wicherts, a Dutch psychologist.” Replication is important. Cherrypicking “muh China 105” pisses me off.

China, for reference, has an accurate score of 100 in this analysis. Urban, no cheating.
USA 98, Russia 97, Italy 102, Iceland 101, Poland 99. These jibe with most IQ data collected properly that I have read.
Greece and Ireland 92, Mexico 88, it’s almost like the lower national IQ tanks, the more socialist the citizenry becomes …or will become should the economy become volatile.

Brazil 87, Yemen 85 – their national IQ is literally worse than Yemen.

Colombia 84, Pakistan 84, Syria 83, Zimbabwe 82.

Haiti 67. Oof. Over 2SD.

“SOURCE: Richard Lynn, Tatu Vanhanen, Jelte Wicherts.”

If an immigrant’s behaviour makes no sense and actually seems to spite them, I find out where they’re actually from (or would return to if the going got tough) and look up the national IQ. It hasn’t failed me yet. It doesn’t absolve them of responsibility but it does indicate we’re not operating on all cylinders or have a legitimate place in a First World country. It’s just a matter of time until they self-deport based on the economic impossibility of surviving in a high IQ economy alone. Don’t forget the exit wealth tax!

If the quality of discourse on this subject could improve with the tactful use of data available, that’d be great.

Their (Venezuelan) solution to socialism is yet-more socialism in the form of food subsidies.
You can’t fix that stupid, that’s advanced stupid.

An IQ of 84 – in the context of a global economy?
Do we have the data? Yes we do.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IQ_classification
How many times must I point to the obvious?

You could build a stock market investment strategy purely based on IQ crimethink fact.

If you did a colour-coded bell curve of world IQs by continent, Asia would be lower than Europe on the whole. South America slightly lower, Africa the lowest. Note: all collectivists by culture. They have to be because individually, nobody’s home upstairs.

By the gold standard scale, Venezuela is borderline retarded.

Don’t feed the bears.

Two heads are only better than one if one is not terminally stupid.

They even tried to alter the wording on lesser tests to be more PC.

In IQ results.

Yeah, but eugenic policies improving national IQ are evil, as opposed to a system of dysgenics that leads to starving babies.

Under Marxism, the redundant Party always dines very well. Communism is just a form of plutocracy for suckers.

This information has vast implications for national planning, including whether we let inferior Eastern European intellects crowd out our domestic job market (as the EU wants, you’ll note). From the perspective of safety (building, medical etc) that is insane. Encouraging dysgenic coupling with them is far worse though. Don’t ruin your national IQ with peoples who literally live in shacks, regardless of their skin colour.

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