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Idiocracy is based on the premise that since lower class people - who as a rule will have lower results on class biased smartness measurements - have more children then higher class people when birth rates are declining through the demographic transition, the end result will be a really dumb humanity. Versions of this idea can be found essentially from when birth rates started to decline in the upper class.

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The demographic transition might be unprecedented, but it might trigger very precedented social dynamics. In particular, growing inequality might meet surprisingly little resistance beyond a certain point.

I don't quite understand your reasoning. Beyond a certain point in the demogrpahic transition growing inequality might meet surprisingly little resistance? How do you figure that?

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by A swedish kind of death on Tue Jun 17th, 2014 at 06:25:09 PM EST
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