[ExI] Implications of Sociopath Testing

Damien Sullivan phoenix at ugcs.caltech.edu
Thu Sep 11 02:40:43 UTC 2008

On Thu, Aug 21, 2008 at 01:25:09PM -0500, Damien Broderick wrote:
> At 11:14 PM 8/21/2008 +1000, Stathis wrote:
> >intelligent sociopaths are more likely to become successful
> >businessmen and politicians, because they don't let sentimentality get
> >in the way of career-advancing decisions. So although sociopaths are
> >more likely than average to commit violent crimes, it does not follow
> >that they need to be locked up because they will definitely do so.
> No, they should be locked up before they become politicians or businessmen. 
> :)

I'd drop the smiley.  "Oh, he's not a violent criminal, he's just
running the country" isn't reassuring to me.

This all connects for me to low-trust vs. high-trust societies.  I
prefer high-trust.

-xx- Damien X-) 

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