by Tyler Cowen
on August 4, 2012 at 4:46 pm
in Uncategorized |
In public universities, female students now outnumber males 65% to 35%, leading to calls in parliament for affirmative action for men.
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It is difficult to overstate the threat to the US/Israeli zeitgeist of an Islamic state that, like Iran, understands human husbandry as well as a typical backwoods farmer — which means much better than the US/Israel understand human husbandry — which then turns that primitive understanding into an explosion of engineering graduates (100,000 in 1979 to 2,000,000 in 2006) by maintaining a 2:1 female to male ratio in its engineering schools in profound contrast to the US where prime females are crammed into the harems of New York City and Hollywood. Rewarding your best engineers with harems of high quality females is not just eugenic — it is highly effective if you are playing technological catch-up with your strategic enemies. Jews cannot give up their de facto harems of captive nubile coeds, corporate concubines and shiksas without losing control of the populations from which those females have been drawn — and just as importantly — they cannot tolerate a strategic enemy bringing them face to face with the fact of this cornerstone of their power over those populations.
If there is anything that will make Jews irrational enough to suffer both a failure of judgment and loss of control of their dogs of war — this is it. Not oil. Peak oil will merely be the esoteric story they tell themselves to rationalize their irrational judgment and consequent behavior toward Iran — with their exoteric slogans continuing with the standard sophistries about “liberal democracy”.
Hence the priority of Iran in US/Israeli hysteria.
The US/Israel want to believe Iran is the culprit behind anything remotely justifying a nuclear response. Moreover, by toying with nuclear technology, Iran is playing right into this hysteria, and this is what makes them the ideal patsy.
This is a first-class parody. (But of what?)
I look forward to reading Tyler on “Markets in Everything: De Facto Captive Nubile Coed Harems.”
So the US and Israel are scared of the prospect of a rival society which gifts its “concubines” to engineers rather than to corporate managers?
I can’t speak for Isreal, but I go to an engineering school here in the US, and we have many prime females on our campus. I’d never thought of this in terms o rewarding our best engineers with harems of nubile coeds, but maybe that’s the secret to our economic success.
I went to an engineering school too. You and I have different definitions of “prime females”.
The “prime females” he was talking about didn’t study engineering, probably more something like communications or anthropology.
The ultimate arbitrage is to attend a campus with a particularly good business, engineering, or STEM department/school, but otherwise has the standard variety of usel–I mean, diverse majors–so you’ll have your supply of “prime females.” One stop shop for a degree that’ll help you in the future, and chicks to satisfy you now.
I have experience with a meet and greet at a school where one of the incoming class announced that his parents had met at the school, and two people instantly said was “so is she still in forestry?”
Personally I slways preferred the fisheries students, a young woman who likes to cut up fish all day is rare catch. And I’ve never met a fisheries major who didn’t like to eat them.
If I remember right, the Iranian government itself was pushing birth control for a long time, so I doubt Ahmadinejad is going to have much effect pushing the other way.
Iran is a weird place. They have a low birth rate and by 2020 might face the same demographic constriction that Germany and Italy face. They are also using so much oil that they are projected to cease oil exports in a decade or so. And yet this is the country that not too long ago sentenced a woman who was raped to be executed.
I’d be curious at the distribution of degrees and employment prospects. There are a lot of places where a man with a strong back and a head can do better in a non university field such as the oil and gas fields, forestry, mining, or fisheries than he would with a college degree, while for a girl with any social status at all is completely restricted to fields such as medicine or clerical work that require a degree. As an example in the US, look at the demographics of pharmacy students in the US once you have factored out kids who are going to inherit a family business and you will see it is almost all conservative women if very restricted and foreign background. It is not an easy degree but lets even a strict muslim, ultra orthodox jew, or other woman have a job where she almost never has to come into direct physical contact with a strange man. You will even find East Asian and non muslim south asian women pharmacist often come from extremely conservative first generation families.
Employment prospects in Iran are dire for men and women (unless you have government contacts), but much more so for women.
They mainly study to be able to leave their parents’ house during the day and maybe to postpone marriage for a few years.
When I was in Iran, I met many shopkeepers who spoke fluent English because they had studied philology or literature. They were happy that they had a job at all.
So are engineering schools like restaurants? Should one avoid a campus with many young attractive women? Maybe the young attractive women avoid engineering students, so the problem doesn’t arise.
Just like with restaurants, it depends on your utility function. If you want to kill two birds with one stone and cop some food/education and girls simultaneously, go for the places with young attractive chicks. If you want purely good food or education, avoid places with hot young babes (hot and young are generally redundant…).
Maybe men are better at leaving the country?
With what the Iranian government is doing to universities – http://andreasmoser.wordpress.com/2010/10/28/education-reform-iranian-style/ – you can’t blame anyone for not wishing to study there.
Isn’t this effectively the trending paradigm at many American universities as well?
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