Skip to comments.Mayor Of London Says Economic Inequality Can Be Good, And Some People Are Just Too Dumb To Succeed
Posted on 11/28/2013 12:00:24 PM PST by SeekAndFind
Economic inequality has become a hot topic recently, with Pope Francis becoming just the latest high profile individual to speak out about the growing trend.
Last night, however, another big name expressed a very different viewpoint that economic inequality can be good, and some people just aren't clever enough to succeed.
Boris Johnson, the right wing Conservative party's Mayor of London, was talking at the Centre for Policy Studies in London, a neo-liberal free-market think tank. The speech was titled "What Would Maggie do Today?" but the section that caught the most attention today only dealt indirectly with Margaret Thatcher. Instead, it focused on what Johnson saw as the link between IQ and economic success.
Here's the entire passage [emphasis ours]:
Like it or not, the free market economy is the only show in town. Britain is competing in an increasingly impatient and globalised economy, in which the competition is getting ever stiffer.
No one can ignore the harshness of that competition, or the inequality that it inevitably accentuates; and I am afraid that violent economic centrifuge is operating on human beings who are already very far from equal in raw ability, if not spiritual worth.
Whatever you may think of the value of IQ tests, it is surely relevant to a conversation about equality that as many as 16 per cent of our species have an IQ below 85, while about 2 per cent have an IQ above 130. [According to the Guardian, Johnson then asked whether anyone in the audience had a low IQ. To muted laughter he asked: "Over 16% anyone? Put up your hands."] The harder you shake the pack, the easier it will be for some cornflakes to get to the top.
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Truth hurts. Some people were just meant to ask me which size my fries and drink are going to be.
Uh-oh! Boris spoke the truth. Now he’s going to be in BIG trouble with the libtards.
He is...there's already a thread on this at Democratic Underground. After only 2 posts, he's been called a "major-league arse", "very naive", "gross ignorant" and "dangerous".
You know if DUmmies are that upset with you, you're on the right track!
Right wing?!?!? That's a bloody laugh, but give credit where it's due, here.
Then Democrat and Obama policies are working like a charm!
he forgot and/or lazy....
LOL, hang him now!
Good luck mayor. Who said you could tell the truth and get away with it?
I’m sure teachers will repair the damage to the poor children’s sense of well being on Monday.
i have no problems with what the Holy Father said about inequality...most of that so-called economic inequality is located in areas that have a tight grip on liberty and freedom of the individual in some form or another....
HAHAHAHA! Best comment of the week! My almost exploded!
Hey, hey, hey. Stupid and lazy has worked out pretty well for the “lyin’ king”.
So, tell story about firing liberals.
Economic inequality works much better than government forced economic equality.
Thats because the government handicaps the most able. But do what you may, Man O War could outrun most nags with a three hundred pound jockey on top.
While this is true, he should have phrased it differently, that other people have different motivations than economic success.
Which includes dumb, but many other things as well.
Cant find any fault with that statement.
Except the blank slate theory has been thoroughly debunked for decades. There are innate, hard-wired differences in intelligence. Some people have more than others. That is upsetting to leftists who desperately want to believe the myth of the greedy Europeans who stole all the wealth from the poor and oppressed of the world. IQ correctly explains all the differences. The left simply can't accept that fact.
“IQ correctly explains all the differences. The left simply can’t accept that fact.”
Anybody who has shopped at Walmart should understand this instinctively.
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