Whoever keeps company with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools suffers harm.

I’m not going Christian on you. But, looking at the leading nations when it comes to executions, that verse resonated with me.

5 Responses to Whoever keeps company with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools suffers harm.

  1. Man, the US isn’t first in anything anymore!

  2. Rendall says:

    Interesting that they make that chart with gross numbers. I looked for per capita executions and, well, see for yourself. Here’s a Reddit thread from 2012. The USA is quite low, comparatively.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/dataisbeautiful/comments/26df6p/executions_by_country_and_per_capita_a_reworking/

    • Angie NK says:

      Wow, we’re just under North Korea. That’s great. Go us!

    • AlphaCentauri says:

      The original point stands: It’s not a club we ought to be a member of, whether people are being executed by leaders of totalitarian states or by warlords in a country that can’t yet manufacture its own bronze tools.

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