"Vested interests"? Like the "school teacher-expert-diversity consultant" complex? Does an "education deficit" impose "the equivalent of a permanent depression on the US", or our post-1965 immigration policies? This is another McKinsey farce. Bravely? Come on. Pretty startling, to whom? McKinsey could have asked me. I could have told it. I distinctly recollect McKinsey was the most IQ-obessesed of all potential Chicago MBA employers when I was there. How did McKinsey not see what I see, i.e., post-1965 US demographic changes caused in large part, the output gap? I refer to my 1 September 2008 post: http://skepticaltexascpa.blogspot.com/2008/09/dead-elephant-in-living-room.html. Properly understood, there is no achievement gap, my 18 September 2008 post: http://skepticaltexascpa.blogspot.com/2008/09/todays-sat.html. As to the output shortfall, La Griffe du Lion is years ahead of McKinsey, with his January 2005, "Cognitive Decline: The Irreducible Legacy of Open Borders", link: http://www.lagriffedulion.f2s.com/imm.htm. La Griffe writes, "Prodigy's Laws of Immigration. 1. A Western country may be approximated as a nation composed of two distinct populations, one indigenous, the other third-world, differing in mean IQ by approximately one standard deviation. ... 3. Per capita GDP, declines linearly with the third-world immigrant population fraction. 4. Each percentage point increase in the third-world immigrant population, will eventually cause the per capita GDP of a Western nation to drop by approximately 0.76 percent of its zero-immigrant value". If 1960 the US was 88.5% white. We had a few Asians, let's assume the NAM population was 10%. Now assume it's 27%, a 17% increase since 1960. Now multiply, .17 x .76 = .129. McKinsey gives us 9 to 16 per cent. Not knowing McKinsey's base year, I'll stand with this. Coincidence? We don't think so. I bet, if he's so inclined, Steve Sailer (SS), top blogger in this area, could take McKinsey's study apart in a few hours. Finland is of special interest. SS wrote about it on 1 March 2008, link: http://blog.vdare.com/archives/2008/03/01/wsj-wonders-why-is-finland-so-finlandy/
McKinsey, you should be ashamed of yourself. Again. As IQ-obsessed as you were and probably still are, what's your excuse? You want more HHS consulting contracts?
McKinsey please note James Fulford's 21 May 2009 post, http://vdare.com/fulford/090521_fulford_file.htm. In referring to a book by Richard Lynn, Fulford writes, "IQ has consequences". What is it McKinsey doesn't understand? It has consequences for "crime, ... immigration policy, education, and all kinds of other things". Even foreign policy! Yes!