Consider the following statement: "If you care about economic success
in a country, you should also care about the people's political rights in that country. In a society in which people have more political rights, the victims of corrupt business practices will work through the system to get things corrected. As a result countries in which people have more political rights will have less corruption. In countries in which there is less corruption, there will be more economic investment and more economic success." (a) [2 points] Identify at least two causal claims.
(b) [4 points] For each causal claim, identify which variable is the independent variable and which variable is the dependent variable.
(c) [2 points] Let us refer to this theory as "the theory of economic success." What is the next step to test the theory of economic success?