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Rapidly declining IQs nationwide equate to a distinct lack of advanced skills.

Middle schoolers in U.S. counties where fewer adults have advanced cognitive skills seem less likely to develop advanced skills themselves, according to a paper presented at a Brookings Papers on Economic Activity conference on March 25.

In Advanced cognitive skill deserts in the U.S.: Their likely causes and implications, Caroline M. Hoxby of Stanford University maps county-level data from standardized tests to show which regions have higher percentages of adults and children with advanced skills and which areas have lower percentages.

Voting won’t help. Neither will money. This is demography in relentless action. The time for emergency action was 1985. Welcome to third world Amerika.