An honor system for tea was only phase one: the network of stands has now yielded data ranking Wall Streeters, blondes, people wearing sunglasses, and another 75 demographic categories based on their level of honesty. The company's calling it the National Honesty Index, finally putting that silly name of theirs to good use.
It's undoubtedly not a perfect measure of civic honor -- the winners changed substantially this year -- but it's good fun anyway. For one thing, no cross-section of Americans was less than 60 percent honest. Congratulations, America, you are not a nation of thieves and opportunists. Even Wall Street was 97 percent honest.
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