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Among the following list of countries, which do you think has the largest share of its population locked up behind bars?

  • China
  • Russia
  • Cuba
  • Iran
  • Burma
  • The U.S. of A

If you guessed communist China … you would be wrong! If you guessed communist Cuba … you would still be wrong. If you guessed Theocratic/Fascist Iran … you would be wrong! If you guessed the military rule of Myanmar … you would be Oh So Wrong.

That’s right folks, right here in the cradle of liberty, the United States has the world’s highest rate of incarceration. At 738 per 100,000 of the population, we jail more than any other country on the planet.

2 Responses to “This Week’s Sign of the Economic Apocalypse”

  1. Lucy says:

    How many of those incarcerated are in the click for non violent offenses? I heard somewhere that 30% of people in jail are in there because of Pot related crimes. How do i find out the real numbers?

  2. Michael says:

    How many of the troublemakers get eliminated in each country? Iran’s famous for quicker punishments (cutting off hands,for example), too.

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