Wednesday, September 3, 2014

I Love Maps! The "Corrupt UN Diplomats" Edition

Once again, sorry for the redundancy! Anyway, below is a map taken from a post at Carpe Diem highlighting a cool article at Forbes.  It's from a study a few years back that looked at corruption across cultures as a function of the number of NYC parking tickets UN diplomats incurred during a specific time period (as always, click to enlarge):

The Forbes article goes into detail about the academic study behind the map above and also makes comparisons with Transparency International's map of "official corruption" and shows how there is considerable overlap.  That is, corrupt countries at home are likely to send officials to the UN that will gather, and ignore, NYC parking tickets much more than relatively uncorrupt countries.