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Comment: Re: Of Course It Was (Score 1) 355

by TheDarkMaster (#48508415) Attached to: James Watson's Nobel Prize Goes On Auction This Week
It is because of comments like yours that the subject is taboo. I could never genuinely investigate why this group or that group are more successful without some lunatic appearing immediately and saying that I want to "justify" the supremacy of the group X or Y.. I, for myself, do not have any interest in these petty "race supremacy wars" from humans, I want to to understand the reasons of the underdevelopment to be able to fix them if I ever find the cause of it, NOT to justify someone's political agenda.

Comment: Re:Is it true... (Score 1) 355

by TheDarkMaster (#48507475) Attached to: James Watson's Nobel Prize Goes On Auction This Week
Well, this is really off-topic but is interesting to explain to you why this particular plan worked. The plan worked because he killed the inertial inflation, a very serious, cancerous problem on Brazil some time ago. Brazilian traders also were (and still are) extremely corrupt and greedy, raising prices every fucking day if they had nothing to stop them... The plan also killed this fundamental point by allowing the Brazilians like me to buy cheap overseas, forcing local merchants to sell at lower prices or having to file for bankruptcy. This killed one of the biggest motivators for the hyperinflation.

But it is a pity that the next government threw most of it away when leave Real depreciate. Because when the government did it, he has made foreign goods expensive again and it left the door open for our merchants (who still corrupt and very, very greedy) start all over again.

Comment: Re:Is it true... (Score 1) 355

by TheDarkMaster (#48506469) Attached to: James Watson's Nobel Prize Goes On Auction This Week
Brazil, my country, also also had several problems with dictators, overthrown governments and empires trying to make my country in their backyard. But despite that we are in a much better situation than Africa. Why? Notice, we also have corruption in generous quantities.

The question of the AC is valid, period. As always the devil lives in the details, and usually the texts on the subject forget that this question of intelligence (and perhaps racial differences) is only part of the problem alone does not answer the greater question.

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