Gavin McCloud, famed Harvard researcher and author of the internationally acclaimed study Leaders Tie Their Shoes, has out done himself once again by proving that the difference between the world's worst dictators and those who are not dictators is the quality of socks they wear.
It took almost four years of gathering data, but his study shows that the worst dictators wear the worst quality of socks, no socks at all, mismatched socks or socks with sandals. Says McCloud, "Uncomfortable foot situations are the bane of our social structure."
The top 10 Worst Dictators list came out recently, and it further proved McCloud's theory since he was able to compare this list with the data that he's been recording. According to his research, Kim Jong-Il often wore white tube socks with sandals, Raul Castro of Cuba sports a generic pair of white socks that has red seams at the toes, and they have holes in them.
McCloud stated that when you compare the socks of dictators with the socks of leaders who were elected democratically and were not dictators, the differences were very noticeable. His research concluded that leaders who were least likely to ever become a dictator wore socks by Fox River, Euro Socks, Elder Socks, and Darn Tough Socks.