To go alongside voting report.
To go alongside voting report.
Are Individualistic Societies Less Equal? Evidence from the Parasite Stress Theory of Values
[This is how you don’t do a study on cultural differences.]
It is widely believed that individualistic societies, which emphasize personal freedom, award social
status for accomplishment, and favor minimal government intervention, are more prone to higher
levels of income inequality compared to more collectivist societies, which value conformity, loyalty, and tradition and favor more interventionist policies.
And tradition doesn’t mean, what you think it means i.e. nepotism, grandpa never retires.
The results in this paper, however, challenge this conventional view.
Great, nurture people.
Drawing on a rich literature in biology and evolutionary psychology, we test the provocative Parasite Stress Theory of Values,
because low fitness =
which suggests a possible link between the historical prevalence of infectious diseases, the cultural dimension of individualism-collectivism and differences in income inequality across countries.
Specifically, in a two-stage least squares analysis, we use the historical prevalence of infectious diseases as an instrument for individualistic values, which, in the next stage, predict the level of income inequality, measured by the net GINI coefficient from the Standardized World Income Inequality Database (SWIID). Our findings suggest that societies with more individualistic values have significantly lower net income inequality.
Make your mind up.
White man bad or good.
The results are robust even after controlling for a number of confounding factors such as economic development, legal origins, religion, human capital, other cultural values, economic institutions, and geographical controls.
Oh, I brought screencap.
Shit, a diagram of people who wash their hands after.
Could this have something to do with infection? or…. IQ?
The Parasite Stress Theory of Values, which was first introduced by Thornhill and Fincher
(2014), proposes that regions with high levels of parasitic stress were more likely to naturally
select personality traits such as xenophobia, neophobia, ethnocentrism, and, more generally,
values that disregard the well-being of out-group members, including those at the lower
end of the economic ladder. Traits like xenophobia and neophobia, for instance, not only
reduce economic transactions between groups and across-regions, but reward conformity
and obedience toward traditional order and discourage novelty
As a result, societies with high degree of pathogenic stress were more likely to develop cultural traits associated with collectivist values (Fincher et al., 2008) that view negatively ideas that can potentially threaten the established social norms.
Societies too thick to believe germ theory contaminate their water supply and get infected?
To this day?
See they wanna admit the collectivism but spin it.
From an evolutionary standpoint, these behavioral strategies were mechanisms to stop the spread of
The required amount of immigrants is zero and mercantile transportation didn’t exist for millennia.
The Chinese seemed happy to swarm America as soon as it was legal.
Where did black death come from? Which continent?
Theoretically, then, the effect of individualistic values on income inequality is ambiguous.
Since the individualism-collectivism component loads positively on values such as individual freedom, opportunity, achievement, advancement, recognition, and loads negatively on values such as harmony, cooperation, and relations with supervisors, Gorodnichenko and Roland (2012) note that, broadly defined, individualism emphasizes the values of personal freedom, affective autonomy, and achievement. In that sense, individualistic cultures award social status to personal achievements such as innovation, discoveries, or artistic achievements with high social status (Gorodnichenko and Roland, 2012).
How terrible. /s
A stylized empirical fact that emerged from a series of follow-up studies is that developed and industrialized nations are more likely to be associated with greater prevalence of individualism whereas less developed, traditional and agricultural societies are more likely to preserve collectivistic values (Hofstede et al., 1991).
“less developed” = low IQ
maybe the culture led to the economic prosperity and industry? big if true?
What is this a map of, children?
a) places people want to live
b) places white people live
c) cultures that aren’t shit-holes
d) cultures where capitalism is technically allowed
e) countries that won’t suffer comparatively in the next collapse
f) all of the above.
It’s F, for Fuck China, rates should’ve gone up decades ago.
You read the rest.
Autonomous (individualistic) cultures are ones where people are seen as autonomous and independent entities. In such cultures, people are encouraged to cultivate and express their own preferences, feelings, ideas, and abilities, and derive meaning from their own uniqueness. Embedded (collectivist) cultures, on the other hand, are ones where people find meaning by identifying with the group, participating in a shared way of life, and striving towards shared goals.
Where do you want to live?
In short, do you want to suppress, oppress and smother the smart, gifted people?
You can say Japan and China are smarter until you look at their pension plans.
I’ve posted about them.
Israel’s IQ is 95 on a good day.
Southeast Asians (Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Borneo)
about right, almost a whole deviation down
South Asians (Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Iraq, Iran, the Gulf states, the Near East, and Turkey)
Yes, let us fear them.
Eastern and Southeastern Europe is 95
Hispanics in America 89
I’m scared, are you?
Welfare, the important metric.
Why count Asia as two? Why all the lies? Why?
You count all Europeans?
He knows this. By trapping people in the nanny state, the parasite owns the host.
Predicted Chapter 2, Enjoy the Decline. Old copy, sorry.
UBI is a trap baited with your own flesh.
Asian collectivism is state slavery.
This is their doom, genetically, the West is individualistic, this is why we outcompeted them for millennia.
As long as we choose to resist and be free.
Look into the corrupt shell companies claiming property ownership in the West. Reject them.
HBD has proven in studies that chromosomes dictate culture. Do not permit collectivists to live here.
No, no exceptions. No such thing as a good Trojan horse. Still an invader.
The illusion of Star Trek infinite resources is just that. The State cannot pay for your luxury.
The producers always pay, it’s utterly dysgenic.
Paying the out-group or low IQ to breed is genocidal. 100IQ license for both parents to have any state support of your childbearing. Have kids below that, but don’t expect taxpayers to fund people who aren’t even average.
That money belongs to the germline who earned it to have their own children.
Taking it directly prevents births and family foundation – c
d – transfer of wealth from earners to state breeders/sponsored voters
PSA in case they’re trying this bullshit.
Rhetorical question, naturally.
Cook/chef is a job.
Cleaner is a job.
Working from home (for a company, yours or another) is a job.
Motherhood is a job. Fatherhood is a job. Nanny is a job.
Driver is a job.
Housekeeper is a job.
With me so far?
Home-maker …is not a job.
Sitting at home… is not a job.
Existing among four walls …. is not a job.
Please, just stop.
We all do that. You are not special and have given nothing of value to the world, you have no insightful conservative thoughts by merely sitting in a house and occasionally tidying. We do that too! Full grown adults!
An “allowance” is a gift, not income. Legally.
There are also legal limits on how much you can get and they’re low.
You know who got an allowance? Playboy whores in the mansion. Were they ‘homemakers’ too?
And the way they normalise their husband’s financial abuse is pure cringe like sorry, he allows you to leave the house? Is this Yemen?
He allows you to drive? Is this Saudi Arabia?
You have curfew? Is this martial law?
He supports you…. doing what, exactly? What’s your job title? (Hint: On your taxes).
Creepy creepy infantilisation of a sexually active adult and we’re supposed to sit here and act like that’s normal.
No, that’s never been normal. Stop trying to make homemaker culture happen.
Video game addicts have more value to society than you. They assist GDP.
I bet they’re secretly camwhores the other 12 hours of the day they’re not cooking.
You replace your hubby’s need to order takeaway and? Walking the dog doesn’t take that long.
The past six months I’ve seen these hoes show up, all with the same routine:
*giggle* “I don’t have to get a part-time job! I’m so lucky!” *humblebrags for attention*
You mean, he won’t allow you? That’s illegal.
No one will be surprised when they eventually snap. Even dogs can’t be confined like that for long periods of time. They will go mental. Otherwise, rich idiot hubby loses the money at some point in the decade-long future and they either leave or she gets a job anyway like a self-sufficient adult.
And what if she’s widowed? Like come on, you do need a job or to be able to have a CV of some description, you stupid bitches. The state won’t treat you like the mental child you are.
This is all so disgusting. You know if the husband changed his line of work, they’d leave him too.
If he’s literally paying them to <exist>, of course they’re going to be speaking about husband in glowing terms… not because they like him! Not because they respect him! Not because they believe in marriage! Classic meal ticket!
Having a wet hole is not a job. If you can’t put it on a CV, it isn’t work.
This also goes for kept gay guys. A growing situation too.
They will need to earn a crust eventually.
After all those years (not-so-secretly) looking down on women who earn their own food.
Like a grown-up.
Or who’ll be expected to bail them out? Taxpayers.
Actual housewives don’t brag about living off their husband, they’re too busy contributing to the marriage. These bitches are unfairly yoked.
These people do not represent conservatives, we have correct time preference and plan things.
Who’s targeting who? Is it controlling psychopaths targeting entitled female narcs?
Marriage is NOT a status. It doesn’t make you a superior being. It’s a role.
Reminds me of this:
Being the black section.
That is not traditional marriage, America. Women worked in ancient times, in Proverbs 31, they worked alongside the men up until factories in the 19th century, then they literally did the same work from home or in other factories. They didn’t just sit there 90% of the time.
You would be fired.
Sitting at home with hundreds of hours of leisure time per month is not an occupation.
You’re a welfare wife. You are a trophy.
I don’t know a single married mother during the 50s who didn’t have part-time minimum paid work at some point. It is necessary. That was the 50s economy!
Bluebearding a woman with something more confining than prison (they can work and walk around outside without being questioned) is bound to end terribly at some point… and the SJWs will seize upon it to smear actual housewives and stay-at-home mothers and fathers.
I can see it coming. A mile off. I have warned you.
It’s a dysfunctional mini-commune model larping as right-wing.
They call it a job but get defensive when you ask if their income was on their tax returns…. like, yes Karen, that’s what job means.
It’s a legal term. Where’s your employment contract? Which tax forms do you file?
[I found this out by accident, inquiring out of genuine interest.]
You can’t just throw around those words or it’s my duty to report you as a domestic slave.
Is your home an LLC? Well, you called it a “business”, Karen. Words have meanings.
Workers also have to fully comply with national occupational laws and have job security.
Your husband or otherwise breadwinner can leave you at any time. That, in Russia, is called an “arrangement”.
Jobs are involved, but it is not a job.
This has been a PSA.
Fuck lazy people. Don’t call it a job. I can report you to the IRS.
Work minus worker’s laws = slavery. Don’t try me, Karens.
This is like a weird new cult thing springing up among conservathots and I want nothing to do with it.
It feels culty. Stepford Wife culty. Lifestyle ‘blogging’ is not a job.
They’re trying to hide their leftie laziness behind people with honest right-wing positions.
You are not a housekeeper because you open the door or an entrepreneur because you have social media to post the grandiose nothing happening and you stole a once-pure term to be a housebound thot.
Is this the new Pokemon form of gold digger?
Like the man doesn’t MAKE the home possible by funding it? Such shade.
It’s such a pretentious term over housewife. They’re 100% dependent on a man but act like feminists too.
Stay at home, sure but quit fucking gloating about it like you’re doing the world a favour.
Picture 1: my face. In the house.
Picture 2: my face. In the house.
Picture 3: my face. In the house.
Caption: women who use their sexuality are evil! I’m such a /nice girl, be “feminine” and useless to the world like me! teeheehee!
You have literally accomplished nothing.
Cults of personality reee. Men don’t need to worship you for a magic ring, Galadriel.
You didn’t invent femininity and it doesn’t involve sitting around being a literal useless cunt.
There’s no such thing as an activist for anything, they’re all missionaries. It’s classic Crusaderism.
It feels like narcissistic mothers in-training, spare the children!
The whole routine is fake, guys watching. All of it. Just listen closely for passive-aggression, weird statements and screencap the occasional lapse (every 2 mins) in the narc mask.
So much pings as out-of-place. I’ve been sitting on this waiting for these women to contribute.
[I am better looking than these women, by the way, it just pisses me off they’re claiming to represent ALL women the same way, suspiciously, that the SJWs claim to represent ALL women too. Fuck off we can represent ourselves, Saint Jolie 2. Bring the “community” together? Horse-shit. Conservatives don’t believe in multicultural utopia.]
White women just picking up the Asian waifu fake femininity bullshit. Complete with mannerisms.
You’ll note, for the court, that ‘being feminine’ entails doing all the things they wanted to do anyway and none of the things they don’t?
Cultural camwhores with pussywhipped rich idiot husbands. If it’s so fulfilling why are you fucking micro-blogging your every last excruciatingly dull thought? Why that urge?
I don’t post personal life on here because …. the urge never strikes. I don’t tell personal stories. I actually don’t get why they want to share any family business online. Why?
It also has various verses prohibiting prostitution and pride.
10 For even while we were with you, we gave you this command: “If anyone is unwilling to work, he shall not eat.” 11 Yet we hear that some of you are leading undisciplined lives and accomplishing nothing but being busybodies. 12 We command and urge such people by our Lord Jesus Christ to begin working quietly to earn their own living
I’m sure these saints with cunts know better than the Bible, right?
“14 Take note of anyone who does not obey the instructions we have given in this letter. Do not associate with him, so that he may be ashamed.”
Living off a man like a tick is so #trad, huh?
Same ones shaming other women for having a better figure? Missed the verse where that was evil, little Mrs Communal Narcissist.
They make all women look bad. Sainthood isn’t handed over as part of the marriage ceremony.
Imagine what they’ll be like in a decade or two. Wow.
There is no Sisterhood. Stop acting like you’re on my side. I see you.
Conservasnatch is still censorship Church missionary ‘feed the world’ bullshit. I see you.
This is just a sighting of the Old Crazy Church Lady before she got old, pretending her feminine wiles are better than sluts’ wiles.
They’re even playing Christian for clicks while reaching out to Muslim women. Go die in a fire, Karen.
This doesn’t add up. None of it. Calling it out.
CHINOs don’t get to tell every other woman on the planet what makes them a woman.
Welfare queens do the same thing. Sit at home. Me-me-me social media. Get an allowance.
Not a job.
If they claim it’s a job, report them to the IRS. I am serious. Especially if they’re getting shekels with the online homemaker routine, like that’s any less attention-whoring than a Kardashian with her tits out. Bitch, you ain’t better.
By global terms, everyone in the West is The Rich.
White guilt doesn’t work. The working class now know the plan to replace them.
Socialists never want to ban luxury products, god forbid they put down the dumbphone.
A calculator in their hand they never use.
Mathematically impossible, like pulling up a bucket you’re standing in.
These people are your idols?
No True Socialist!
Most productive to least – that’s the ONLY kind.
Surely the greatest good involves avoiding malpractice, letting workers join a union if they want and avoiding PR gimmicks intended to inflate your personal stock but sure.
SURE, Mr Oak Tree.
As long as they get to define “greatest good” and it (((coincidentally))) lines up with their self-interest.
Communal narcissists are the worst for the world.
If anyone starts bragging how they wanna ‘change the world’, the rest of us should legally be allowed to slap them.
I used to be that stupid too, I cringe when I think of it.
Naive but clever is a devastating combination.
OLD but gold
Welfare is too low, right socialists?
interesting they misreport data before your eyes
“Here, the pie chart changes once again, with increased amounts going on health and education and reduced amounts going on the EU budget and government administration, relative to perceptions.”
by comparing ideal to perceived, not actual
Do they really want increases in health and education, if your control is their own delusions?
Compared to ACTUAL spending:
State pensions -1%
Debt interest -3%
Criminal justice +2%
Gov Admin +1%
Foreign aid +1%
EU protection racket +2%
“I don’t think they found out the actual figures in between the two questions.”
Blind leading the blind.
Note: donut charts are used to lie about taxes and make them seem less.
If they were actually honest…
End the welfare cliff!
If Vikings think providing is the manly thing to do, what’s a modern soyboy’s excuse?
They also had divorce and actually, a very very lawful society. Turns out you can’t conquer other peoples if you fight unfairly with your own kin.
Call it chivalry if you want but fathers who invest in their kin group have better fitness.
And women don’t cheat because they’re ovulating, idiots.
We don’t have a naturalistic fallacy excuse either!
You can’t have a patriarchy without fathers who take responsibility.
nobody says the Jews in Hollywood or Modern Art or trading need to pay more in tax.
And those are out-n-out tax dodges.
No, it’s the white guy on minimum wage in a Costco.
Yes, that guy is oppressing you, if you’re a leech and feel entitled to take his fillings.
How about the inverse dependency ratio?
The number on welfare supported by every worker?
Find me the numbers, America.
Captain Capitalism already explained why it’s slavery.
It’s life TIME. Slaves trade their life’s time. Their finite mortality.
You need a single repatriated flat tax.
No dodging the mountains of legalese books.
Everyone pays and everyone pays the same percentage.
Assuming you wanna keep your universal suffrage?
No taxation without representation, after all…
Repatriate the income taken abroad and boom, revenue goes up.
Shame the offshore hoarders. Better yet, revoke citizenship.
If CEO is such an easy gig, why do Communists never set up their own company?
Hint: lefty red tape!
Start a petition that all Communists must pay 90% of earnings in tax to the poor of their own country.
Sign it or you’re a hypocrite.
And GPA shouldn’t exist anyway, pass or fail. Because any form of ranking is evil IQ.
Tenure is oppressive. Why is there job title hierarchy anyway?
Top CEOs work over a hundred hours a week. Most people can’t do that. On call constantly, highly stressed. I’d love a reality show where you put Marxists in a high-stress job for a month with no breaks.
It reminds me of “gun control advocates” who pose in cosplay photos with Nerf guns.
And celebrities who star in action shooter films only to say they should be banned…unless their security guards have the guns.
It’s a special kind of stupid.
This could be a meme.
I wonder why.
More people, fewer taxpayers. I wonder.
Where are all these magical people coming from, since young people can’t afford to start families?
“The announcement of an additional £2 billion for social care will help to address some of the identified funding gap.”
Why the bailout?
“London’s share of the £2 billion funding for social care is £315 million leaving a funding gap of £285 million.”
Twice! You have one dollar, you spend two – you should go to jail!
Those are called taxes. The solution? Local taxes. London is one of the richest cities on earth, you can tax the people living there. If they can’t afford to live there, well, guess what – neither can most people. There is no right to live there. Why should someone living in Scotland have to fund someone’s rent in London?
Where’s the justice?
“Since 2010 spending on adult social care has fallen by 12 per cent in real terms at a time when the population of those looking for support has increased by 14 per cent. Demand for social services is expected to increase significantly as London’s demographics change. Between 2014 and 2030 the population is expected to continue to grow and change:”
The solution is more socialism, huh?
It reminds me of the African women who play dumb, pretend they don’t know how babies are made and keep getting pregnant, so they can hold up the baby (while wearing ironed silk and gold earrings, all clean, brushed hair and nice nails and tweezed brows) and collect their money because they’re abusing their baby, pretending they don’t know what breastfeeding is. London is taking in ‘refugees’ so they can hold them up and say, look, the people we enabled need your money, via us!
LGA actually states a UK funding gap of £5.8bn by 2020, but they’re keeping the time frames tight to extract that shorter money and then push for just a little more (foot in the door technique). For lefties, no amount ever fixes the problem. They never saw a problem they couldn’t throw money at (after pocketing most of it in ‘fees’).
So yes, London is such a bloated leech on the country, it takes up most of the ‘social care’ required. Why don’t these people want to live beyond London? Fewer people to rob (the point of welfare is crime was meant to stop, ha), fewer foreign restaurants to frequent and nothing to do, all the fun stuff is in London.
Official London population: 8.8m of 66m UK = 7.5% of country.
“According to their data, the population of Greater London in July 2010 was 7,825,200. The population in 2016 is estimated to be as much as 8.63 million”. – google comment on change
I see this can continue forever.
They caved recently with a temporary measure, rather than asking for that famous austerity in budgeting.
This is why we’ll be crowding around trash cans to eat our tinned soup. Charity with stolen money. We should go French Revolution and ransack all the politicians who put us in this mess and pawn their stuff. Especially Blair. Make them pay, literally. Because putting that debt on the taxpayer for their virtue signalling is fraud, taxpayer fraud.
“The money was, however, “a temporary measure and needs to be compared against an annual social care funding gap of £2.3bn by 2020”, Lord Porter said.”
Guardian – lies, compared to the FT. By, oh, I dunno, 3.5 BILLION? Easy to miscalculate.
Like how much retirement money we’ll give them.
“Already stretched councils in England will see the core central government funding they use to pay for vital services like collecting bins*, filling potholes, protecting children and caring for elderly and disabled people, cut in half over the next two years.”
Good news for rape gangs.
At least professors are paying their fair share and not retiring, like their students.
Why did Brexit happen?
Nobody pays to help the people paying taxes.
*This is what happens when you vote in Communists.
They line their own pockets and you live with rats.
Brighton MP: Green party. They defend refugees and terrorists.
Latest tweet, 15 mins ago: “The government’s hypocrisy on environmental protection is staggering….”
They will charge for plastic bags because poor people use them.
Guardian readers use canvas.
They won’t charge for wasteful cups because poor people don’t use them.
Guardian readers do.
It’s a poor tax, you dumb cow. CLASSISM.