Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Disproportionate Attention

Bajo Reserva (among many others) laments the fact that Mexico's corruption ranking (89th out of 180 nations/governments measured) places it among a motley band of African dictatorships. Corruption is a big issue in Mexico, and the attention and disgust are warranted, but I wonder why there was basically zero attention paid to the nation's far worse ranking (99 out of 134) on the 2009 gender gap index, which was published a week ago. As I mentioned last week, the index places Mexico roughly on a par with Kuwait and behind such luminary states as Zimbabwe.

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