Imagine the effects on our lives if our own governments punished corruption in this way.
Consider this: Based on the ratio of incomes to outcomes–a handy evaluation tool–China is the least corrupt major society on earth. The USA, by that measure, is the most corrupt. And the bulk of Americans and Chinese seem to agree, a fact generally overlooked by our media. According to a recent World Values Survey, 96 percent of Chinese expressed confidence in their government, compared to only 37 percent of Americans. Likewise, 83.5 percent of Chinese thought their country is run for all the people, rather than for a few big interest groups, whereas only 36.7 percent of Americans thought the same of their country. Many surveys conducted by Pew, Edelman, UofM, and Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government recorded similar results. Perhaps corruption in China is a waster of money, after all?