The world is drowning in corporate fraud, and the problems are probably greatest in rich countries – those with supposedly “good governance.” Poor-country governments probably accept more bribes and commit more offenses, but it is rich countries that host the global companies that carry out the largest offenses. … Hardly a day passes without a new story of malfeasance. Every Wall Street firm has paid significant fines during the past decade for phony accounting, insider trading, securities fraud, Ponzi schemes, or outright embezzlement by CEOs.
Evidence that we uncover and punish wrongdoing while other parts of the world do not uncover and punish wrongdoing is taken as evidence that there must be more wrongdoing which should be uncovered and punished where we are.
That we catch and punish murderers therefore shows that the murder rate in the UK is higher than that in El Salvador.
Fun logic, isn\’t it?