Mapped: The world's most corrupt countries

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    Jan 27, 2016 10:12 AM GMT
    British officials seen as some of the most unbribeable in the world while Somalia and North Korea rated as most corrupt

    The UK ranks in the top 10 nations for officials seen as least likely to take a backhander, watchdog Transparency International has said, in its annual global review of corruption.

    Top performers share key characteristics: high levels of press freedom; access to budget information so the public knows where money comes from and how it is spent; high levels of integrity among people in power; and judiciaries that don’t differentiate between rich and poor, and that are truly independent from other parts of government.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/industry/12122323/Mapped-The-worlds-most-corrupt-countries.html

    http://www.transparency.org/

    (Cue glib one-liner from tj.)
  • tj85016

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    Jan 27, 2016 10:35 AM GMT
    it's funny how the West defines "corruption" (usually dirt bags extorting £20 to get something done)

    but disregard utterly corrupt banks in Frankfurt, London and New York rigging LIBOR and aluminum markets (affecting maybe billions of people)
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    Jan 27, 2016 11:01 AM GMT
    Well, you did manage a two-liner this time.

    Fair point, but the report is about corruption in public office or employment, not fraud in the banking sector. And we're not talking small change either. A recent BBC Panorama investigation concluded Putin has amassed a secret fortune of over $400 million from his corruption while in government.
  • tj85016

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    Jan 27, 2016 11:13 AM GMT
    ^^

    corruption is corruption

    the public sector is joined at the hip with the private sector anyway (it's a revolving door), I see zero difference in the effect on society
  • OutdoorAdvent...

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    Jan 27, 2016 5:50 PM GMT
    Denmark, Finland, Sweden, and Norway/the Netherlands (tied)...numbers 1, 2, 3, and 5, and each a socialist government.
    And are the countries with among the highest Human Development Index (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_Human_Development_Index
    Democratic socialism works.
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    Jan 28, 2016 4:55 AM GMT
    Oh, please icon_rolleyes.gif
    Some scumbags are just more adept at disguising the grift as "permits," "user fees," and "overhead expenses."
    Any time bureaucrats have the power to give themselves more power, corruption is absolute.
  • tj85016

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    Jan 28, 2016 5:10 PM GMT
    mindgarden saidOh, please icon_rolleyes.gif
    Some scumbags are just more adept at disguising the grift as "permits," "user fees," and "overhead expenses."
    Any time bureaucrats have the power to give themselves more power, corruption is absolute.


    yep, regardless if it's Canada or Uganda or Japan