Skip to comments.Cheating students more likely to want government jobs, study finds
Posted on 11/19/2013 6:24:29 AM PST by Olog-hai
College students who cheated on a simple task were more likely to want government jobs, researchers from Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania found in a study of hundreds of students in Bangalore, India.
Their results, recently released as a working paper by the National Bureau of Economic Research, suggest that one of the contributing forces behind government corruption could be who gets into government work in the first place.
For instance, if people have the view that jobs in government are corrupt, people who are honest might not want to get into that system, said Rema Hanna, an associate professor at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. To combat that problem, governments may need to find new ways to screen people seeking jobs, she said.
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In government, cheating is the norm.
Lowest common denominator and all that...
Why did they go all the way to India to do the study? They could have gotten the same results with Ivy League students.
Now we know where the phrase, “Close enough for government work.” comes from.
And how much did this "research" cost the taxpayers?
They have to do their own cheating with the study, of course.
The very reason that gov’t power must be severely limited is that the people who seek positions of power WANT power - over others.
Heck, they could do a survey of one - Dork-O-Rack Obamacretin - and come to the same conclusion.
We have the dumbest, most inept, and least prepared leader in the history of the multiverse.
LOL, completely believable.
I know a woman who went from private industry to HHS as a GS back in 1990s and its life on easy street since,
She gets idiot work but little is expected of her and she has ~ 100% job security . Good pay, great benefits.
She Got paid to be off both shutdowns, 1995/6 + this years.
Cant beat that.
Makes perfect sense. The government employee crowd is replete with those who cheat/lie in many, many ways: from slacking off at work, to taking sick days when not sick, to lieing to constituents, to cranking up their overtime near retirement to up their retirement benefit, to conveniently becoming disabled, to saying they work hard, to complaining that they don’t get paid enough, to...
Lying and dishonesty has always been acceptable.
Maybe this study is close enough?
. . . until society collapses.
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I would like a gov. job....Here in southern mn the factory jobs are sporting 100 applicants per. slot im 50...people over 50 are sposed to work at mcdonalds I guess... Every interview Im ......”way overqualified” Thats what they say....”In reality its the points they lose on their group health plans for my age”...I start driving taxi tomorrow ...havent done that for 30 yrs. should be fun though.
>>The very reason that govt power must be severely limited is that the people who seek positions of power WANT power - over others.<<
Remember how many FReepers cheered on the Patriot Act?
This is surely a textbook example of this:
kakistocracy (n.) Look up kakistocracy at Dictionary.com
1829, “government by the worst element of a society,” coined on analogy of its opposite, aristocracy, from Greek kakistos “worst,” superlative of kakos “bad” (which perhaps is related to the general IE word for “defecate;” see caco-) + -cracy.