Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Corruption and IQ
The Corruption Perception Index (CPI) is generated by Transparency International, an organization dedicated to fighting government corruption. Here is their complete 2008 listing of countries from least corrupt to most corrupt. Listed below are the 10 least corrupt governments and the 10 most corrupt governments along with their national IQ score.
10 Least Corrupt Governments
New Zealand; 100
10 Most Corrupt Governments
Equatorial Guinea; 59
* No Easily Correlated Data
** Data averaged from surrounding countries
Conclusion: Government corruption is directly related to the intelligence of the population. Behavior rooted in reflection takes higher mental abilities than behavior rooted in sensation. This is why only high-IQ societies are capable of honest self-government.
p.s. I don't know why the links are not working. I'll try them later.
Posted by Bill at 7:29 AM