OffGuardian

by Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org

Even if it might be the case that incarceration rates don’t necessarily correlate with corruption, they do necessarily reflect the extent to which a given nation’s government is (by means of its laws and its enforcement of those laws) at war against its own population; and, so, technically speaking, incarceration rates (the percentage of the population who are in prison) are  supposed to reflect the prevalence of law-breaking within a given nation. After all: by definition, people are presumed to be in prison for law-breaking, irrespective of whether the given nation’s laws are just — and, if they’re not  just, then this fact reflects even more strongly that the nation itself is  corrupt. So: a high incarceration-rate does strongly tend to go along with a nation’s being highly corrupt, in more than merely  a technical sense — it’s almost more like being the…

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