Poverty can lower your IQ, Almost All Rural Whites are In Poverty

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    Poor white people with low IQ's, ie; prohibitionists.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLHouCKt7Ps"]Why Almost All Rural White's are In Poverty - YouTube
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    Money worries can lower IQ, study suggests

    Worrying about money can actually lower your IQ.
    Thom Hartman 3. September 2013

    Living in poverty effects more than a person's physical health. According to a new study by Harvard scientists, the constant strain of worrying about finances can actually lower someone's IQ by as much as 13 percent. Researchers say that's about the same mental strain as losing a night's sleep. Apparently, when people are focused on how to divvy up the little money they have, they spend very little time thinking about anything else. That lack of cognitive “free time” can lead to bad decision making, which, in turn, often leads to poor health and economic choices.

    We've known that the mental stress of being poor can lead to health issues like high blood pressure, obesity, and mental illness. Now we understand some of those connections. In an interview with the Washington Post, on the study's authors said, “Poverty is the equivalent of pulling an all-nighter. Picture yourself after an all-nighter. Being poor is like that every day.”

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    Poverty Impedes Cognitive Function.

    The poor often behave in less capable ways, which can further perpetuate poverty. We hypothesize that poverty directly impedes cognitive function and present two studies that test this hypothesis. First, we experimentally induced thoughts about finances and found that this reduces cognitive performance among poor but not in well-off participants. Second, we examined the cognitive function of farmers over the planting cycle. We found that the same farmer shows diminished cognitive performance before harvest, when poor, as compared with after harvest, when rich. This cannot be explained by differences in time available, nutrition, or work effort. Nor can it be explained with stress: Although farmers do show more stress before harvest, that does not account for diminished cognitive performance. Instead, it appears that poverty itself reduces cognitive capacity. We suggest that this is because poverty-related concerns consume mental resources, leaving less for other tasks. These data provide a previously unexamined perspective and help explain a spectrum of behaviors among the poor. We discuss some implications for poverty policy.

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