Is it really true, as American political leaders and educators claim, that “diversity is our strength”? And why are some countries more prosperous, stable, orderly and happier than others? Detailed research shows that ethnic-racial “diversity” actually weakens a society. In more diverse societies, levels of trust are not only lower between groups, but even among members of the same group. Ethnically cohesive societies are more prosperous, trusting, orderly, safe and healthy than those that are diverse. Extensive, path-breaking research also shows that a nation’s level of prosperity, economic progress and social well-being is based in large measure on the average intelligence level of its people.
Why Diversity Is Not A ‘Strength,’ And Why Some Countries Are Better Off Than Others