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Cheating students more likely to want government jobs, study finds
Los Angeles Times ^ | November 18, 2013, 10:47 a.m. | Emily Alpert Reyes

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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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cheating; corruption; educationsystem; governmentjobs; unions

1 posted on 11/19/2013 6:24:30 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

In government, cheating is the norm.


2 posted on 11/19/2013 6:26:43 AM PST by albie
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To: Olog-hai

Duh!


3 posted on 11/19/2013 6:27:01 AM PST by dfwgator (Fire Muschamp.)
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To: dfwgator

Lowest common denominator and all that...


4 posted on 11/19/2013 6:27:31 AM PST by refermech
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To: Olog-hai

Why did they go all the way to India to do the study? They could have gotten the same results with Ivy League students.


5 posted on 11/19/2013 6:28:04 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: refermech

Now we know where the phrase, “Close enough for government work.” comes from.


6 posted on 11/19/2013 6:28:34 AM PST by dfwgator (Fire Muschamp.)
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To: Olog-hai
The hell you say.

And how much did this "research" cost the taxpayers?

7 posted on 11/19/2013 6:29:59 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Cowboy Bob

They have to do their own cheating with the study, of course.


8 posted on 11/19/2013 6:31:07 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

The very reason that gov’t power must be severely limited is that the people who seek positions of power WANT power - over others.


9 posted on 11/19/2013 6:31:07 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Olog-hai

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.


10 posted on 11/19/2013 6:33:29 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Olog-hai

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.


11 posted on 11/19/2013 6:34:21 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: Olog-hai

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...


12 posted on 11/19/2013 6:44:12 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Olog-hai

Lying and dishonesty has always been acceptable.


13 posted on 11/19/2013 6:49:55 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Repeal ObamaScam NOW!!!)
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To: dfwgator
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.

Maybe this study is close enough?

14 posted on 11/19/2013 6:58:42 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: Olog-hai

Ya think?


15 posted on 11/19/2013 6:58:55 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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16 posted on 11/19/2013 7:00:29 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Olog-hai
"researchers from Harvard University"

When it comes to creating government workers Harvard ought to know.

Acually, when it comes to cheating, Harvard knows a lot about that too, since many recent surveys claim that cheating by current and prospective Harvard students is endemic.
17 posted on 11/19/2013 7:28:11 AM PST by indthkr
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To: FlingWingFlyer

. . . until society collapses.


18 posted on 11/19/2013 8:28:43 AM PST by Olog-hai
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19 posted on 11/19/2013 9:23:30 AM PST by Therapsid (t)
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To: MrB

>>The very reason that gov’t 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?


20 posted on 11/19/2013 9:51:14 AM PST by B4Ranch (Name the illness that you have and Google it with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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To: Olog-hai

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.


21 posted on 11/19/2013 9:59:30 AM PST by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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