Is class system and low IQ the reason for India's poverty? Interesting point. Many of my friends say that Indian class system is the reason for India's poverty. Majority of Indians ignore the 400 million poor, only ones helping them are western aid organizations. How can you develop the country if you believe that a big part of the citizen are inequal by birth? In Nordic model poor families get special attention to make sure that they can give children the same opportunities than everybody else. Also IQ is one factor, smart people can reach consensus on important matters. Psychological comments: Lapps, Finns, cold winters and intelligence The average intelligence quotient (IQ) of Indians is around 80-85, with SIGNIFICANT potential to increase | Sanjeev Sabhlok's revolutionary blog Should under UK be formed "advisory boards" consisting members of smartest countries people to help other countries get better results. Finland rose in hundred years from one of the poorest countries of Europe to one of the richest. It is only natural to share this knowledge.