The Global Bell Curve (2008) Augusta, Georgia: Washington Summit Publishers.
This builds on Richard Herrnstein and Charles Murrays (1994) The Bell Curve in which they showed that in the United States intelligence (IQ) is an important determinant of educational attainment, earnings, and socioeconomic status. They showed that in this hierarchy Europeans do best, Hispanics come next and Afro-Americans do poorly. The Global Bell Curve extends this analysis worldwide and shows that similar hierarchies are present in numerous multi-racial countries. It also extends the analysis to Jews and East Asians who invariably do well, and to Native American Indians who do poorly. It concludes that IQ is a key explanatory variable for the social sciences, analogous to gravity in physics.
(Co-author Tatu Vanhanen) IQ and Global Inequality (2006). Augusta, Georgia: Washington Summit Publishers. ISBN: 13:978-1-59368-025-1 .
This is an update and elaboration of IQ & the Wealth of Nations showing that national differences in IQs contribute to per capita income, literacy, life expectancy, educational attainment and democracy.
Race Differences in Intelligence: An Evolutionary Analysis (2006).Augusta, Georgia: Washington Summit Publishers, PO Box 3514, Augusta, GA 30914) ISBN 1-59368-020-1 pp. 318., US$37.95 HB), $20.95 (PB) (plus $6 for overseas orders).
This is a compilation of some 500 studies of race differences in intelligence worldwide. It concludes that the East Asians (Chinese, Japanese and Koreans) have the highest mean IQ at 105. These are followed by the Europeans (IQ 100). Some way below these are the Inuit (Eskimos) (IQ 91), South East Asians (IQ 87), Native American Indians (IQ 87), Pacific Islanders (IQ 85), South Asians and North Africans (IQ 84). Well below these come the sub-Saharan Africans(IQ 67) followed by the Australian Aborigines (IQ 62). The least intelligent races are the Bushmen of the Kalahari desert together with the Pygmies of the Congo rain forests (IQ 54). Explains these differences as resulting from the need for greater intelligence to survive in cold environments.
(co-author Tatu Vanhanen) IQ and the Wealth of Nations (2002). Praeger, Westport, CT. Considers the problem of national differences in wealth and economic growth. Economists and other social scientists have been trying to solve the problem of why some nations are so rich and others so poor since Adam Smiths The Wealth of Nations (1776). We argue that an important but hitherto unrecognised factor is the IQs of the populations. We give measures and estimates of average IQs in the worlds 185 nations and show that national IQs are strongly related to national incomes and rates of economic growth. The principal reason for this is that nations whose populations have high IQs can produce goods and services that command high values in international markets. See below for more details of this argument and on the IQs of every nation in the world.
Eugenics: A Reassessment(2001) Praeger, Westport, CT.
This book is in four parts. Part 1 is a historical introduction giving an account of the ideas of Francis Galton and the rise and fall of eugenics in the 20th century. Part 2 discusses the objectives of eugenics and identifies these as the elimination of genetic diseases, the improvement of intelligence and moral character. Part 3 discusses how eugenic objectives can be achieved using the methods of selective reproduction. Part 4 discusses the achievement of eugenic objectives using by biotechnology and how these are likely to develop in the 21st century. Considers what measures could be taken to rectify this and discusses the genetic future of mankind.It is argued that genetic improvement is likely to evolve spontaneously through the technique of embryo selection in which women will use IVF to grow a number of embryos, have them genetically assessed and will select for implantation those with genetically desirable qualities. It is also likely that some authoritarian states will use genetic engineering to improve the genetic quality of their populations for military purposes.
The Science of Human Diversity: A History of the Pioneer Fund (2001). University of America Press, New York.
Dysgenics (1996) Westport, CT: Praeger. Shows that the eugenicists were right in their belief that modern populations have been deteriorating genetically in respect of health, intelligence and the personality trait of conscientiousness. This deterioration began in the second half of the 19th century and has continued up to the present.
Educational Achievement in Japan (1988) London: Macmillan. Documents the high educational achievement in Japan I attributes this to the high IQ, the competitive school system and the longer school year.