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    Prompted by something assguru said, I've never found that intelligence leads to wealth.

    I've worked with lots of very intelligent permies on £35k a year and I know property developers that can barely string a sentence together, that look like this:



    That are millionaires with all the trappings.

    So my argument is, intelligence has very little to do with economic success in the UK.

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    From my dealings with directors of multinational companies - all of them incredibly wealthy -most of them were in the position due to who they knew. Of the ones who'd come up from relatively humble origins, many were just very good politically. A small minority were super smart.

    Academia is awash with clever people who don't earn much.
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    There is a well known correlation between IQ and Income, where the smarter you are, the more you earn.

    In terms of IQ versus Wealth though. it's all over the place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DimPrawn View Post
    So my argument is, intelligence has very little to do with economic success in the UK.
    The pursuit of truth has many riches, accumulating money isn't one of them.

    w.r.t. to intelligence, left leaning liberals are more aware of economics than their right leaning counterparts. Which is something the left know, which makes it doubly annoying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scooterscot View Post
    The pursuit of truth has many riches, accumulating money isn't one of them.
    I want to be one of those miserable rich people who can tell everyone money doesn't make you happy.
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    Research has shown a strong correlation between IQ and religion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DimPrawn View Post
    I want to be one of those miserable rich people who can tell everyone money doesn't make you happy.
    Happiness is a choice.
    “We've always defined ourselves by the ability to overcome the impossible. And we count these moments. These moments when we dare to aim higher, to break barriers, to reach for the stars, to make the unknown known. We count these moments as our proudest achievements. But we lost all that. Or perhaps we've just forgotten that we are still pioneers. And we've barely begun. And that our greatest accomplishments cannot be behind us, because our destiny lies above us.”

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    You can do enormous good with money and gain huge amounts of self gratification doing it (Bill Gates).

    Or you can be a selfish tulip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scooterscot View Post
    Research has shown a strong correlation between IQ and religion.

    Thickos believe in imaginary supernatural beings?
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    IQ has nothing to do with being rich.
    Being rich involves persistence, connections , take action at the right time and lots of luck.

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