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    Quote Originally Posted by Angela View Post
    Percentage of people by country who think most people are trustworthy.

    Within Italy I'm pretty sure there's a cline.

    Personally I think the people in some countries are incredibly naive.

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    My hunch is that the degree of trust people place in others directly depends on how trustworthy they know/feel themselves to be.
    It is therefore worth while to search out the bounds between opinion and knowledge; and examine by what measures, in things whereof we have no certain knowledge, we ought to regulate our assent and moderate our persuasion. (John Locke)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jovialis View Post
    I remember back in college, when we were learning about Machiavelli, who considered most people untrustworthy. I said to myself, "Wow, my father tells me the same thing!".

    I agree, people need to earn trust.
    Even then, if the stakes are high enough, the number of people you can trust will be very few.

    People act in their own self-interest when the chips are down. Imo, anyone who believes otherwise is naive.


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    Quote Originally Posted by hrvclv View Post
    My hunch is that the degree of trust people place in others directly depends on how trustworthy they know/feel themselves to be.
    That's not how it is with me. I used to be a very trusting young woman. The passage of time, experience, but more than anything, twenty years in courthouses disabused me of that idea.

    Some reading of history is informative too. Your country lived through an occupation, as did mine. How many people collaborated for gain? How many anonymous denunciations? How many were willing to risk their own jobs, livelihoods, out of loyalty to their friends?

    Even in much less extreme conditions, like the corporate workplace, an enormous amount of back stabbing and other unsavory behavior is going on. How do a lot of families behave when the reading of the will doesn't go their way, how many things disappear before the will is even read? How many false accusations are made in divorce proceedings? Indeed, how many times are vows of undying love and fidelity broken? If companies weren't afraid of getting caught, how fairly would they operate? How safe would their products be?

    As I said, maybe you have to see it over and over again to realize the pervasiveness of it.

    Of course, there are people who aren't like that, but it's hard figuring out who they are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angela View Post
    That's not how it is with me. I used to be a very trusting young woman.
    That's what I meant.

    "Un cœur noble ne peut soupçonner en autrui
    La bassesse et la malice qu’il ne sent point en lui." (Jean Racine)

    A noble heart cannot suspect in others
    The baseness and guile it can't feel in itself.

    It takes time, and a number of betrayals, before we grow prudent. We tend to expect from others as much as we are prepared to give.

    If you look at the map again, you'll see the degree of trust is highest in those Protestant, "rigorous-minded" northern countries, where people don't run traffic-lights and stop signs, where they report dog-owners for failing to remove a turd from the sidewalk, etc... They expect a certain type of behavior, and are prepared to bank on it.

    Sticking to codes is part and parcel of their cultural package. It applies to social and interpersonal conduct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hrvclv View Post
    My hunch is that the degree of trust people place in others directly depends on how trustworthy they know/feel themselves to be.
    You are very wrong. North Europeans are statistically more likely to cheat than, for example, Italians. They are shrewder in general I would say. It's obvious if you have experience with innternational sales.

    See this comparison of Danes and Italians:

    https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/62e...de6de783c4.pdf

    Danes are more likely than Italians to evade taxes, but at the same time also more like to condemn tax evasion in others. This is no surprise to me.

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    Thanks @hrvclv for pointing out where to find the Suckers.
    But I doubt you’re right.
    I disagree with the Stereotype reasoning and generalization.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markod View Post
    You are very wrong. North Europeans are statistically more likely to cheat than, for example, Italians. They are shrewder in general I would say. It's obvious if you have experience with innternational sales.

    See this comparison of Danes and Italians:

    https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/62e...de6de783c4.pdf

    Danes are more likely than Italians to evade taxes, but at the same time also more like to condemn tax evasion in others. This is no surprise to me.
    I may be wrong. But in what you wrote, the operative words seem to me to be "statistically" and "likely to". The temptation may be there, as it is in every human being. But the hard facts speak for themselves: they are tempted to cheat... but they don't.

    I didn't go through the 52 pages of the paper you refer to, but it seems to measure temptation rather than actual cheating. It also compares Italian students (virtual taxpayers) against Danish workers (actual taxpayers), which largely discredts whatever conclusions it claims to arrive at.


    @Salento: with a "trust rate" at 27% in my country, I wouldn't even think of pointing an accusing finger at "suckers", whether Italian or Danish.

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    I think some peoples may just be better at being hypocrites than others, or maybe a lot of them are just, as Salento said, oblivious, and therefore "suckers". A very famous American businessman, P.T. Barnum, who created a huge and successful circus, said, "A ******'s born every minute, and two to fleece him."

    I had to learn the hard way that most people don't share my values or morals, and also, as I said, my work life involved seeing the "underbelly" of human relations, the part of their lives that people usually hide.

    I've lived most of my life here in America, and mostly among Americans of predominantly northern European extraction, and I don't see them at all as more "honest" than, say, Americans of Italian or Jewish ancestry. The worst fleecing I ever got was from a southern gentleman complete with charm and a lovely drawl. :)

    I don't care if my friends cross the road in the middle of the block instead of at the crossing zone. Those aren't the measures I'm looking at.

    Maybe I'm wrong, but one of the things that I've always liked about the French is that they've seemed to me clear eyed and honest about human nature.

    I suppose hypocrisy is one of the things I object to the most.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hrvclv View Post
    I may be wrong. But in what you wrote, the operative words seem to me to be "statistically" and "likely to". The temptation may be there, as it is in every human being. But the hard facts speak for themselves: they are tempted to cheat... but they don't.

    I didn't go through the 52 pages of the paper you refer to, but it seems to measure temptation rather than actual cheating. It also compares Italian students (virtual taxpayers) against Danish workers (actual taxpayers), which largely discredts whatever conclusions it claims to arrive at.


    @Salento: with a "trust rate" at 27% in my country, I wouldn't even think of pointing an accusing finger at "suckers", whether Italian or Danish.

    The Italian sample has more fully employed/self-employed subjects.

    As predicted, the answers to the postexperimental questionnaire revealed that Italians were more likely to tolerate tax evasion thanDanes. However, in the tax-compliance experiment—where subjects faced a transparent taxsystem, efficient redistributive regime and unambiguous audit rates and penalties—Italians wereless likely to be evaders than Danes and, among those classified as evaders, Italians evaded by alower amount than Danes.

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    @hrvclv You're the one who pointed the finger by praising the Nordic “Rigorous Minded” Protestant populations. Whatever that means.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salento View Post
    @hrvclv You're the one who pointed the finger by praising to the Nordic “Rigorous Minded” Protestant populations. Whatever that means.
    Who were the more likely to support Hitler and the Nazis, by the way.

    The Germans didn't even try to build a death camp on Italian soil, but they built them a plenty in northern and eastern Europe.

    In the immortal words of one German general: "We can't tell the Italians about the death camps. They'd never stomach it." Of course, the Nazis weren't breaking any laws in setting the Holocaust into motion and implementing it, or the death of the gypsies and Poles, or when they killed 10 innocent Italians during the War for every German killed. They conveniently changed the laws to allow it all before they started.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angela View Post
    I don't care if my friends cross the road in the middle of the block instead of at the crossing zone. Those aren't the measures I'm looking at.
    Of course my reference to traffic-lights was meant as illustrative of an attitude, not as anything laudable in itself - as I am sure you understood. I have never set a foot in Scandinavia, but I have spent some time in Germany. I do not cultivate stereotypes per se, but I could see for myself their devotion to order and efficiency. To be honest, as a Frenchman, lacking in discipline, I ended up finding it a bit stifling over time, which unmistakably tells you there is something beyond the stereotype.

    What I meant above was that in some countries there is a form of social pressure, and a more acute concern for one's public image, that dissuade you from acting up as freely as you would elsewhere. (I never felt any such pressure in the US, by the way, or if at all, in a much milder form).

    Quote Originally Posted by Angela View Post
    Maybe I'm wrong, but one of the things that I've always liked about the French is that they've seemed to me clear eyed and honest about human nature.
    Well... we are known to be a bit blunt (some say, rude) at times. I am not at all sure that bluntness should be mistaken for honesty. I don't have to think long to spot a few first-class hypocrites in my entourage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salento View Post
    @hrvclv You're the one who pointed the finger by praising the Nordic “Rigorous Minded” Protestant populations. Whatever that means.
    You seem to have misinterpreted my words, and intentions. I described an attitude, which I have witnessed and experienced. It was not in any way meant to praise or disparage anything or anyone. In my previous post above, I refer to the said attitude as "a bit stifling", which is not exactly a eulogy.

    This said, there are plenty of things I admire about the Germans, and their sense of organization is certainly one of them. Their achievements in economic terms are proof enough of that. They are certainly hard-working and efficient, which virtues I do praise and respect. And I can't think why I couldn't state so much without running the risk of being indicted for nordicism. The good old days of witch hunts are over. Give us a break!

    I also admire the ancient Romans, and the ancient Greeks, which probably makes me a militaristic, fascistic, would-be slave-holder. I love the English, which makes me a colonialist-empirialist dog. And so on. Do we have to beg for permission from the right-thinking authorities before we can risk a comment on this forum?

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    @hrvclv If I misunderstood is because you weren’t clear, and you initially failed to communicate your concept properly.
    You have explained better in later posts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hrvclv View Post
    Of course my reference to traffic-lights was meant as illustrative of an attitude, not as anything laudable in itself - as I am sure you understood. I have never set a foot in Scandinavia, but I have spent some time in Germany. I do not cultivate stereotypes per se, but I could see for myself their devotion to order and efficiency. To be honest, as a Frenchman, lacking in discipline, I ended up finding it a bit stifling over time, which unmistakably tells you there is something beyond the stereotype.

    What I meant above was that in some countries there is a form of social pressure, and a more acute concern for one's public image, that dissuade you from acting up as freely as you would elsewhere. (I never felt any such pressure in the US, by the way, or if at all, in a much milder form).



    Well... we are known to be a bit blunt (some say, rude) at times. I am not at all sure that bluntness should be mistaken for honesty. I don't have to think long to spot a few first-class hypocrites in my entourage.
    I would feel the same as you! As an example, there's a stop sign just down my road that I almost always speed by without stopping if I don't see any traffic condition that would make it dangerous not to stop (or a police officer). I will gladly break the "code" if nobody (including myself) ends up hurting in any way shape or form
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    Witchcraft trials as percent of population:

    I guess it makes sense to me now that I never really understood this whole "cultural" manifestation. The witch, male or female, is rather a respected figure in our folklore, and there are still a few hold outs who believe in it and go to them. I remember reading about the Salem witch trials and being appalled at these tales of sexual acitivity with the devil etc.


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    I think it's fine in general, but I would quibble with the placement of the French and the English. I don't know where they got their data. Or maybe it's because I'm think of the Irish and the Welsh, who aren't very tall.

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    Well, Mexico is obvious. How drugs ruined an entire country.

    I would bet a lot of the rest are fueled by alcohol.

    What we do to ourselves....

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    European GDP by region. That strip of prosperity down the middle of Europe from Scandinavia through Toscana has been in place for a long time. I don't pretend to understand it.

    I can tell you why La Spezia gets a red color: we've been inundated by Moroccans, as well as others, who have no marketable skills, and we're too small a city to support it.


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    Intermarriage rates in the U.S. Once again, Hollywood is not reality.

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    No of cigarettes per person per year worldwide.

    I'm convinced the numbers are as low as that for Italy because fewer women smoke there than in other countries. Italian men smoke like chimneys.





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    strange graphic. why are certain groups nationalities while others are "race"? and "white" means "caucasian" in america right?

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