by Doug Casey, International Man:
The larger the country, the less the likelihood of getting a leader who can be trusted with the job.
On the surface of it, this would seem to be an illogical claim. Surely the size of a country has no bearing upon whether its leadership is competent or trustworthy, and yet, it’s very much the case.
This is due to a combination of conditions that can be found in every country.
First, studies have long revealed that, in any population, roughly 4%, or one in 25 people, will display significant sociopathic traits. These traits are as follows: