Koba Score Samples

The Koba Score measures the impact of power on individuals. Scores range from 0 to 100. Zero notes complete freedom, 100 marks the complete absence of freedom, i.e. someone else has total power over one’s life, including the ability to take it away.

Arranged marriage in urban, middle class India                                                                                                            6.25

Arranged marriage of adolescent girl to mature tribal member in rural Yemen (possible high)         37.5

Lifetime federal state and local tax bill                                                                                                                               19.5

Microsoft Windows market power impact on individual                                                                                         0.72

Seven Year US prison sentence                                                                                                                                             56.2

Replacement tail light available from dealer only, priced at $250, cost

assumed to be $125 if market was competitive.                                                                                                    0.0018

Cost of US health care                                                                                                                                                                  5.1

Taxes for US K-12 Education                                                                                                                                                     2.8

Attendance in US K-12 Education (assuming cost

of private school would put family’s retirement at risk)                                                                                             6.1

Guest of ISIS, locked in a steel cage in Raqqa                                                                                                                100

Lunch                                                                                                                                                                                                         0

For an explanation of Koba Scores, click this post The Koba Score – Measuring Power

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