Repre­sentative Ratio

Measuring democratic effectiveness

Corruption inordinately affects the poor. But in many developing countries, the wealthy are the country’s legislators. And the greater the ratio between the net worth of the legislators and the citizens, the more we expect to see a ‘culture’ of corruption. We introduce this simple democratic metric (Representative Ratio) and propose that by lowering this ratio, democratic institutions, especially in developing countries, can be vastly improved and corruption diminished.

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