Mikko Ellilä

Mikko is a Finish man of 30 years. He is in trouble with the local thought police. They have a particularly nasty law there restricting freedom of speech. You can read about it here.
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Mikko’s Article at first glance appears to break this law big time. He claims that is not what he meant.
Part of the reason for his problem is that he has been reading articles with junk statistics like this one. 1 Sorting through statistics is a messy business. These particular statistics came from a technique called Data Mining. The authors of the study just went around selecting statistics that they found laying around that seemed to match the conclusions they wanted to have and when they didn’t have the statistics that they needed to reach a conclusion they just made them up. This is not science. It is just intellectual noise.
Mikko tried to use this data as information to support his point. We are still trying to decide whether his article is racist or just based on this junk science. It remains to be seen if he is going to rewrite his article to clarify his points or if he is going to stand fast. This article is considered Racist by many. If that is not his intent he can rewrite it and I will put it here.

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  5. More information on IQ and the wealth of nations which is the subject of the article that started the Mikko Ellila controversy can be found here. http://www.mises.org/story/2677 The seriously flawed book “The wealth of nations” caused Quite a stir and got Mikko Ellila thrown off of this network. It is still being used as source material by policy makers in Europe and around the world.
    It is being used as an excuse for massive subsidies aimed at the third world and Africa in particular. These subsidies are being given by Governments to other governments that are the responsible parties for the creation of the poverty that the subsidies are supposed to cure.
    These governments and the local people that support them have a vested interest in the status quo. These subsidies guarantee the the people in the poorest nations on earth will remain in the worst of poverty.
    To cure the poverty is these , the poorest nations on earth, the policies of freedom and capitalism must be adopted. There is no way that can happen in countries where a massive influx of unearned money is being pumped in.
    Some how the ideas behind this policy need to be fought and defeated in order to help those people.

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