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How Corrupt Is Your Nation?

Berlin-based Transparency International has come out with its Corruption Perceptions Index of 159 countries, surveying business people about corruption in their countries.

Who is corrupt? Who is honest?

The squeaky-clean scandanavians and northern Europeans dominate the standings, with Iceland, Finland, Norway, Denmark and Sweden all in the top 10 for honesty.

Who is most corrupt? Chad and Bangladesh.

The United States came in at a semi-respectable(?) no. 17 - but that made the U.S. more honest than Japan (21), Taiwan (32) and China (78).

Posted by Ken McCracken · 19 October 2005 05:19 PM

Comments

What do you suppose Rodney Dangerfield would have said about this?...

Posted by: Zsa Zsa at October 19, 2005 07:08 PM

I don't get no respect!

Posted by: Rodney Dangerfield at October 19, 2005 07:22 PM

When I think about corruption. I think of extortion and theft most usually!... But I heard something that a friend of mine from Louisiana said! She said that the FEMA people were working it to where people who were ineligable to recieve benefits get them! (wow that was a long sentence) She claimed that the FEMA workers were fudging about the incomes of people to allow them to recieve benefits! Would that be considered Corruption? Hmmmmm

Posted by: Zsa Zsa at October 19, 2005 09:52 PM

78 is really bad!

Posted by: Zsa Zsa at October 19, 2005 11:32 PM

What if... those high ranking countries are SO corrupt that they don't even give off any evidence of corruption.

Did I just blow your mind just then?

Posted by: Will Franklin at October 19, 2005 11:54 PM

You mean, scandanavians have perfected corruption to the point where it becomes undetectable?

Man, are they good or what?

Posted by: Ken McCracken at October 20, 2005 12:51 AM

OR...The Chinese are so good at corruption that they have learned to hide the evidence! Yikes! I'm scared... What about THAT MR.FUNG???

Posted by: Zsa Zsa at October 20, 2005 07:15 AM

And who is Transparency International?

Posted by: laxpat at October 20, 2005 09:13 AM

laxpat - I think they're the international subsidiary for these guys.

Posted by: Hoodlumman at October 20, 2005 11:13 AM

At least its not teflon.

Posted by: laxpat at October 20, 2005 03:46 PM