Oh yes, this highly important point. There is so much research on what is now called, “poverty brain,” that I’m surprised these IQ studies are not just completely discredited now. My own IQ is absolutely decreased by poverty brain, which I wrote about in this piece:
“You And Ben Carson Prove That Poverty Doesn’t Affect People”
When I don’t know what jejune means at my age and education level. When I can’t subtract 32 from 175 in my head. When…
There are just volumes of research showing that poverty can lower your IQ through a variety of mechanisms even when you are quite brilliant. So that is the first place I would start arguing with Murray and his new fans, if I ever got a seat at the table to present data and policy.