Throwing this here.
and the spread is nice and geographical — west to east/north to south: the anglos and the dutch (and are the scandinavians there? i can’t tell), my long-term outbreeders, are the least corrupt — then, working upwards on the chart (i.e. towards more corrupt) you’ve got the belgians and french and spanish — crossing the line into the more corrupt zone you start to have poland and hungary and the czech republic, places on the border of the hajnal line and the medieval outbreeding project — and then you get up to italy and the ukraine and russia.
east asia is, of course, interesting with singapore, hong kong, and japan being some of the least corrupt, and china being way up by corrupt italy. need to work on figuring out east asia one of these days! (~_^)
Nobody looks at Asia.
We know about Africa and Europe, we all know at this point. For about a century, we have known.
The interesting thing now is Asia/Europe. Are you all too scared to look?
Look at voting patterns, this is important.
so, there’s definitely a connection between intelligence and corruption, but that’s not the whole story, otherwise china and russia and italy and korea wouldn’t be very corrupt at all.
maybe their IQ scores are as real as their college transcripts?
“How an industry helps Chinese students cheat their way into and through U.S. colleges”
Muh model minority.
Cheating is illegal BTW. It’s fraud and theft from the worthy applicants who lost out (zero sum).
Teachers help too: racketeering.
one thing that the chinese, russians, and italians have in common (don’t know much about the koreans) is a longer history of inbreeding as compared to the english and the dutch (see mating patterns series below ↓ in left-hand column). the awesome epigone did find a correlation (0.44) between consanguinity and corruption, but like i said then, i’m betting that the correlation would be stronger if we could calculate something like degree+length-of-time inbreeding.
All trader nations. Merchants. Former merchant empires.
see also: Corruption: The Exception or the Rule?