Why Are Jews so Successful in Science, Maths, and Business?
In the sciences, Jews have won 22 percent of all the Nobel Prizes ever awarded – 29 percent of the prizes since 1950, after the Holocaust destroyed a third of their numbers. Given their small population, Jews should have earned only one of the 502 Nobels awarded for physics, chemistry, medicine and physiology. They have won 123.
The Fields Medal, awarded to the world’s brightest mathematicians under age 40, is the honor John Nash, of the book and movie A Beautiful Mind had hoped to win. Instead, he took a Nobel Prize in economics as a consolation prize. One-fourth of the Fields Medals winners are Jews.
The Chinese Want to Know the “Secrets of the Jews”
[At larger Beijing bookstores] we found entire sections devoted to books about Jews. Most of the books focused on finance, such as 16 Reasons for Jews Getting Wealthy by Chu Ke; The Secret of Talmud: The Jewish Code of Wealth by Jiao Yiyang; and Secret of Jewish Success: Ten Commandments of Jewish Success by Li Huizhen.
… The most prominent author and editor of Chinese books about Jews is He Xiongfei, who identifies himself as a literary critic, orator, Jewish studies expert, and visiting professor at Nankai University. He is director of Xiongfei Limited in Hainan and has edited a number of book series on intellectual, literary, and cultural studies. His most popular series is titled “Revelations on the Jews Superior Intelligence,” launched in 1995. His books include Jewish Wisdom of Family Education: The Cultural Code of the Most Intelligent and Wealthy Nation in the World (2005); Secrets of Jewish Success: The Golden Rule of a Miraculous Nation (2004); and Uncovering the Enigma of Jewish Success in the World (2002). He also has edited Collection of Jewish Strategies (1995); Jewish Life of Money (2002); Jewish Magnates of Ideas (1995); Legend of World Famous Jewish Celebrities (1996): Riddle of Jews (1997); and Jewish Bigwigs’ Skills of Making Money (1996). His most recent publications are cartoon books for children about Jewish wisdom and the Talmud.
Another popular book is The 101 Business Secrets in Jews’ Notebook by Zhu Xin Yue. It suggests that the Jews’ systematic experience and knowledge are part of their secret for creating wealth. In addition, Jews are born with the ability to make money.
… In his blog post “Why are Jews so clever?” Gao Feng suggests that diet and “fetal education” are keys to Jewish success. He notes that “all Jews firmly believe when meat and fish are mixed together, it will do harm to their body.” __
China’s Communist Party leadership could certainly use some help if it wants to survive as a governing entity without starting a cataclysmic conflict over resources.
Meanwhile, Russia has been losing its geniuses and Jews for many years due to pogroms, mindless prejudice, and lack of opportunity:
More than one-third of the Russian mathematicians who moved to the West from 1993 to 2015 went to the United States, with France being a distant second.
The study — A Metric View On Russian Mathematics And Russian Mathematical Diaspora — was published in the Winter 2015 issue of Higher Education In Russia And Beyond, a journal published by HSE.
… According to a 2012 study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research, a private, nonprofit group based in Massachusetts, the arrival of “Soviet mathematicians” in the United States made the market more competitive.
With an estimated 1,000 mathematicians having left Russia for the United States, Timorin and Sterligov said “Russian mathematics has lost its best representatives.”
The emigration of many leading Russian mathematicians, they added, has “dramatically weakened both higher education and research in Russia.”
According to the paper, each of the mathematicians of Russian origin who have been awarded a Fields Medal — an honor regarded as the equivalent of the Nobel Prize for mathematics — have permanent positions in the West. And the only exception is Grigori Perelman, who no longer works for Russian institutions. __ Russia Leaks Talent
Of the Russian immigrants to Israel:
Among Russian immigrants there were almost four times the number of scientists, academics and other related professionals as in the Jewish labor force in Israel — 69.4 percent in comparison to only 26.9 percent.  __ Russian Immigration to Israel
As Russia loses its talented few, the plight of all Russians is worsening.
Inflation is making the situation worse. While consumer-price growth slowed in December, it’s still at 12.9 percent, compared with the central bank’s goal of 4 percent by the end of 2017. And there are pressures that risk pushing inflation higher again, including the ruble’s latest losses and bans on Turkish products such as fruit and vegetables after Turkey’s military shot down a Russian warplane near the Syrian border.
… fixed-capital investment shrank 8.7 percent, extending a slump that began two years ago. That’s the longest period of decline since Bloomberg began compiling the data in 1995.
__ Russian Economy Worsening
Investing in a nation that is losing its talented and creative people will often prove a losing endeavour.
As Russia’s powerful centre continues to bleed talent, emboldening the periphery to make plans to break away.
What are the Secrets of the Jews?
The importance of a nations’ “smart fraction” by La Griffe du Lion:
More clever populations will have bigger smart fractions. As we progress to smarter nations, however, constant increments in mean IQ will not produce constant increments in the smart fraction. At first, the smart fraction will increase quickly, accelerating until the IQ distribution peak passesIQ0. Thereafter, further increments in IQ will produce ever smaller smart fraction gains. Here, let me sketch it.