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FBaggins Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 02:37 PM
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15. The problem with that list...
...is that it determines IQs by median income.

There is certainly some correlation between IQ and the ability to get higher paying jobs... but that oversimplified truism can't be used in this fashion (think what it would say about the world's poorest countries? About minority groups in the US?).

A school teacher doesn't become suddenly smarter when she moves from SC to NY even though her income climbs substantially... because the cost of living is so different.
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