Why are some of the smartest countries socialist?

If IQ has a causal relationship with the politics of a country, then why are so many high IQ countries socialist or at a minimum, collectivist? Shouldn’t Europe, the US, and Japan be libertarian utopias?

No. This is like saying that since everyone is currently using Visicalc on their Xeons, that they weren’t running Mathematica before, and that the people with 286s could run Mathematica if they wanted and they just choose not to.

The West, and in particular the US, the Netherlands, and the UK are the only places classical liberalism (which emphasizes the primacy of individual freedom and minimal government) has ever existed at any time or place in the history of the world. There is no evidence to support the idea that this stuff runs on any other iron.

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