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    Where is the world's most corrupt nation?

    Where is the world's most corrupt nation? - CNN.com

    (CNN) -- Afghanistan, North Korea and Somalia are seen as the most corrupt nations in the world, according to Transparency International's latest survey, released Tuesday.
    More than two thirds of the 177 countries included in the 2013 Corruption Perceptions Index scored below 50, where 0 indicates the country's public sector is seen as highly corrupt and 100 as very clean.
    Denmark and New Zealand performed best with scores of 91. Afghanistan, North Korea and Somalia tied last with 8 points each.

    Then the link to the actual list is here:
    Corruption Perceptions Index 2013 - Results



    The Corruption Perceptions Index 2013 serves as a reminder that the abuse of power, secret dealings and bribery continue to ravage societies around the world. The Index scores 177 countries and territories on a scale from 0 (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean). No country has a perfect score, and two-thirds of countries score below 50. This indicates a serious, worldwide corruption problem. Hover on the map above to see how your country fares. -
    Hmmmm....something sorta interesting about the top of the list...

    Quite frequently those countries make "top of the list" in numerous categories.

    They also tend to inspire some very unattractive, accusatory taunts from many highly conservative types....

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    Re: Where is the world's most corrupt nation?

    In before the hacks on both sides suggest it's the US because of Obama or the Republican house.

    partisan flame war!! Woohoo

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    Re: Where is the world's most corrupt nation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Where is the world's most corrupt nation? - CNN.com




    Then the link to the actual list is here:
    Corruption Perceptions Index 2013 - Results





    Hmmmm....something sorta interesting about the top of the list...

    Quite frequently those countries make "top of the list" in numerous categories.

    They also tend to inspire some very unattractive, accusatory taunts from many highly conservative types....
    Looks like you have to go down to #18 to get to a country over 100,000,000 population. You get down to #9 before you reach a country over 20,000,000 people.

    Here is an unpleasant one. You have to go down to #18 at Japan and 19 at Uruguay to get to a country that isn't either predominantly white or a part of the former British Empire. Congratulations to Barbados for scoring so high.

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    Re: Where is the world's most corrupt nation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Where is the world's most corrupt nation? - CNN.com

    Then the link to the actual list is here:
    Corruption Perceptions Index 2013 - Results

    Hmmmm....something sorta interesting about the top of the list...
    Quite frequently those countries make "top of the list" in numerous categories.
    They also tend to inspire some very unattractive, accusatory taunts from many highly conservative types....

    Please do not misunderstand me. I think that TI is very important and does a good job. But having looked at the methodology behind the Corruption Perceptions Index a number of years ago I concluded that it can be misleading. When I looked at it, I remember asking the head of FT's office in Frankfurt about the amount of corruption in Germany. He said it was low. At the same time, he did not know that there were 1.300 cases of real estate corruption in court in the the State of Hesse alone. In other words he would have answered on his perception as a prominent information worker in the city, where the largest number of court cases were occurring. The perception among Germans was that Germany was corruption free and they continuously moralized about the corruption in far away countries they only knew as tourists like Italy. At the same time, if you asked an Italian, he would always say that Italy was corrupt. So if you asked the Frankfurt German journalist or his guest, if his country was corrupt, you would find he said no. The Italian, on the other hand, would have said his country was corrupt. Now this is real stuff, but it is not representative.
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    Re: Where is the world's most corrupt nation?

    ITS TEH U.S. BECAUSE OF OBUMMER AND OBUMMERCARE!!!!1one

    From everything I've heard, Zimbabwe under Mugabe is as corrupt as it gets.
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    Re: Where is the world's most corrupt nation?

    Bottom three: Somalia, North Korea, Afghanistan. Well, that really puts a damper on my planned vacation next year.

    "What are three corrupt countries that have never been in my kitchen?"
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    Re: Where is the world's most corrupt nation?

    I thought this was kind of interesting, but then again it is perception. Those countries doing poorly just dont have a good PR department, that and other countries do a good job with the smear campaigns.
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    Re: Where is the world's most corrupt nation?

    I always figured the old eastern bloc would take the cake. See, you do in fact learn a new thing everyday

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    Re: Where is the world's most corrupt nation?

    Haiti

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    Re: Where is the world's most corrupt nation?

    The usual suspects.

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