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"Controlling for percent White (or percent Black or Hispanic), blue states were smarter than red states. [...]. Controlling for race, blue states had even higher levels of global well-being, and health, and even lower levels of crime and religiosity.

You should have gone beyond the data and ask what those differences mean. If we look at whites who voted for Trump, they tended to be those who have borne the brunt of globalization, either through outsourcing of manufacturing to low-wage countries like China (rust belt states) or through insourcing of low-wage labor into industries which, by their very nature, cannot be relocated overseas (construction, landscaping, agribusiness, food processing, and most service jobs). In other words, the traditional working class voted for Trump. In contrast, the upper class and upper middle class tended to vote for Clinton.

Of course, even people in higher-up jobs will eventually suffer the effects of globalization. This is already happening in programming and other high-tech jobs. The global marketplace will tend to level incomes around the world, and there's going to be a lot more levelling down than levelling up. It will also tend to redistribute income from labor to capital. An unemployed American doesn't have the option of relocating to a country with a higher GDP per capita and less unemployment. For one thing, those countries are becoming fewer and fewer. For another, he or she cannot easily emigrate to such countries either legally (not enough money or skills, sorry) or illegally (the U.S. is not recognized as a refugee-producing country). Meanwhile, owners of capital have much more freedom to move their money from one country to another.

So I disagree with the inference that Americans with higher IQs support globalism because it is a better political choice. It's better in the short term for them because they don't suffer the negative effects of globalism. In fact, they benefit by getting cheaper manufactured goods (made in low-wage countries) and cheaper services (maids, restaurant help, landscapers, etc.). But it's not a better choice for Americans in general.
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[ODP] And the next president of the United States... - by bpesta22 - 2017-Jun-10, 03:38:42
RE: [ODP] And the next president of the United States... - by Emil - 2017-Jun-12, 22:27:20
RE: [ODP] And the next president of the United States... - by bpesta22 - 2017-Jun-17, 15:59:51
RE: [ODP] And the next president of the United States... - by Emil - 2017-Jul-03, 04:55:07
RE: [ODP] And the next president of the United States... - by bpesta22 - 2017-Jul-18, 16:10:41
RE: [ODP] And the next president of the United States... - by Emil - 2017-Jul-19, 04:25:39
RE: [ODP] And the next president of the United States... - by bpesta22 - 2017-Aug-13, 02:00:31
RE: [ODP] And the next president of the United States... - by bpesta22 - 2017-Aug-28, 03:26:54
RE: [ODP] And the next president of the United States... - by Emil - 2017-Aug-31, 10:04:55
RE: [ODP] And the next president of the United States... - by bpesta22 - 2017-Sep-04, 17:09:27
RE: [ODP] And the next president of the United States... - by Emil - 2017-Sep-25, 00:58:41
RE: [ODP] And the next president of the United States... - by Peter Frost - 2017-Oct-05, 00:55:49
RE: [ODP] And the next president of the United States... - by bpesta22 - 2017-Oct-09, 18:14:50
RE: [ODP] And the next president of the United States... - by bpesta22 - 2017-Oct-11, 01:59:55
RE: [ODP] And the next president of the United States... - by Emil - 2017-Nov-09, 14:43:05
RE: [ODP] And the next president of the United States... - by Michael Woodley - 2017-Nov-20, 20:27:36
RE: [ODP] And the next president of the United States... - by bpesta22 - 2017-Dec-14, 06:00:39
RE: [ODP] And the next president of the United States... - by Emil - 2017-Dec-16, 07:06:22
 
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