“The Beatings Will Continue Until the Morale Improves”

Why we’re obsessed with punishments and why it’s not the answer

The United States sports the worlds largest prison population and the largest percentage of worlds total people who are incarcerated at roughly 24%. Let that sink in. About one out of every four people on this planet that are imprisoned are in the United States. Why is that? What is going on? Is it because the states have the worlds worst people? Is it because we have the highest rates of criminal activity?