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A list of the most interesting academic and popular articles shared in our network.
Welcome to the Aporia Research Roundup. Every Monday, we compile the most interesting studies and articles being shared in our network.
The first three links are always free, but we put our favourites (including the less politically correct ones) behind a paywall and the email only goes out to paid supporters.
As a Hereditarian, I Strongly Support Economic Redistribution. Gregory Clark argues that although social outcomes being in large part genetically determined should affect our views about the appropriateness of certain social interventions, it should not affect our views about the appropriate level of economic redistribution.
The participant effects of private school vouchers around the globe: a meta-analytic and systematic review. Danish Shakeel and colleagues carry out a meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials on the impact of school voucher programs on student test scores around the world. Overall, they find a small positive effect which cannot be attributed to publication bias.
Why g matters: The complexity of everyday life. In a classic article from 1997, Linda Gottfredson argues that general intelligence is the ability to deal with cognitive complexity. Analysing a large US dataset, she shows that high g enables individuals to deal successfully with the demands of modern life, such as banking, using maps and interpreting news articles.