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The Four Least Corrupt Countries In The World
Business Insider ^ | 12/03/2013 | MICHAEL KELLEY

Posted on 12/03/2013 6:47:14 AM PST by SeekAndFind

Denmark, New Zealand, Finland, and Sweden are the four least corrupt countries in the world, according to Transparency International's 2013 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI). The U.S. is listed as the 19th least corrupt country.

Somalia, North Korea, and Afghanistan are the most corrupt.

The CPI ranks countries and territories based on how corrupt their administrative and political institutions are perceived to be on a scale from 0 (highly corrupt) and a 100 (very clean).

Denmark and New Zealand both scored a 91 while Finland and Sweden both scored 89.

Over the last 20 years, New Zealand has developed into a free market economy in which welfare is provided mostly on the basis of need.

The other three countries follow the general Nordic welfare model, which supports a "universalist" welfare state aimed at enhancing individual autonomy and promoting social mobility by maximizing labor force participation, promoting gender equality, providing extensive benefits, and redistributing wealth.

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TOPICS: Society
KEYWORDS: corruption

1 posted on 12/03/2013 6:47:14 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Sweden, where child pornographers just got the green light for adoption?


2 posted on 12/03/2013 6:49:19 AM PST by Viennacon
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To: SeekAndFind

I would have thought Mexico was No. 1 or No. 2; peoper there pay bribes to obtain basic services from “underpaid” officials. Spain also


3 posted on 12/03/2013 6:50:00 AM PST by Theodore R. (The grand pooh-bahs are flirting with Christie, but it's Jebbie's turn!" to LOSE!)
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To: SeekAndFind

The Corruptocrats are rating themselves?


4 posted on 12/03/2013 6:52:43 AM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Viennacon

RE: Sweden, where child pornographers just got the green light for adoption?

Actually, it’s worse than that... they allowed a KNOWN PEDOPHILE to adopt:

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/pedophile-adopt-child-sweden-article-1.1532833


5 posted on 12/03/2013 6:53:22 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Wasn’t that whole girl with the dragon tattoo thing about how corrupt Sweden is?


6 posted on 12/03/2013 6:55:00 AM PST by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: SeekAndFind

If I ever have need to bug out of this country, New Zealand or Australia seem like attractive alternatives. Are there any Freepers in those countries that can vouch for them?


7 posted on 12/03/2013 6:55:40 AM PST by SamAdams76
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To: SamAdams76

You could email Carol Moseley-Braun, another of the IL “jewel” politicians, and she could tell you about NZ.


8 posted on 12/03/2013 6:57:48 AM PST by Theodore R. (The grand pooh-bahs are flirting with Christie, but it's Jebbie's turn!" to LOSE!)
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To: who_would_fardels_bear
Wasn’t that whole girl with the dragon tattoo thing about how corrupt Sweden is?

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (original title in Swedish: Män som hatar kvinnor – literally, men who hate women) is a crime novel by the late Swedish author and journalist Stieg Larsson.

9 posted on 12/03/2013 7:00:02 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Viennacon

Where they IGNORE the criminal MUSLIM immigrant problem where it is a near certainty that a Nordic girl will get raped by a Muslim. BTW. Isn’t Denmark the country where they (parents) are begging for the right to euthanize children?

Nope, no corruption here. Apparently morality and political correctness weren’t parts of the assessment.


10 posted on 12/03/2013 7:00:15 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer; Viennacon; SeekAndFind
Apparently morality and political correctness weren’t parts of the assessment.

Bingo. On the other hand, if you are suspected of leaving the country for India, where you can homeschool your kids in peace, you can be dragged off of the plane before takeoff.
11 posted on 12/03/2013 7:09:50 AM PST by Dr. Sivana (There's no salvation in politics.)
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To: Theodore R.

Mexico is in the 30s on the 0-100 scale, so the are pretty darn corrupt. Which is about as shocking as finding gambling at Rick’s Cafe.


12 posted on 12/03/2013 7:10:07 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Everyone get online for Obamacare on 10/1. Overload the system and crash it hard!)
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To: Gaffer

Under modern standards child euthanasia and Muslim rape are not considered signs of corruption.


13 posted on 12/03/2013 7:14:17 AM PST by 353FMG
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To: 353FMG

For some time, I’ve held the firm belief that this is most certainly the country in which I grew up - even the World for that matter.

Yesterday while waiting on my truck to get a TPMS tire fixed, you know those nagging frigging tire pressure sensors that have batteries that go bad - the ones that the government mandates be installed now?, I was speaking to another gentleman of my age who voiced the exact same thought. I at least feel I am not alone in this any more. Small comfort. If I had my way, I’d have every Muslim thrown out of this country along with all the illegals.


14 posted on 12/03/2013 7:19:36 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer

NOT the country in which I grew up.


15 posted on 12/03/2013 7:20:00 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: SamAdams76

Australia and NZ are great, just make sure your background is spotless and you have more than enough verifiable income/cash to support yourself, neither country is easy to immigrate to, unless its for reasons of asylum


16 posted on 12/03/2013 7:21:34 AM PST by AnAmericanInEngland
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To: SamAdams76
If I ever have need to bug out of this country, New Zealand or Australia seem like attractive alternatives.

Provided you want to give up the right to keep and bear arms, And in the case of Australia, you like lots of deadly venomous critters from paralysis ticks to kraits to funnel web spiders to box jellies, etc.

17 posted on 12/03/2013 7:24:19 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: Servant of the Cross
I know. I read it. It was written by a communist who believed that Swedish industry and government were in cahoots in corrupt ways.

The fictional novel was supposed to be taking place against this supposedly real corrupt background.

Yes, he was a commie, but I thought it was generally accepted that there was some level of corruption in Sweden.

Or maybe he was just completely delusional.

18 posted on 12/03/2013 7:35:22 AM PST by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: from occupied ga
Provided you want to give up the right to keep and bear arms,

Except for the cold, a better choice would be Switzerland. Far from perfect on gun rights but a great deal better than NZ or Australia. Ranked #7 on the corruption list. Plus they don't cave to the Muzzies (yet).

Gun Politics in Switzerland

19 posted on 12/03/2013 7:36:54 AM PST by Jed Eckert (Wolverines!!)
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VERY high taxes in Switzerland. There is in addition to all the other taxes, a 10% church tax on income also. Was just there recently and also in France. Several of the people I talked to worked in Switzerland but lived in France because France had lower taxes (hard to believe but that’s what they said)


20 posted on 12/03/2013 8:06:33 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: AnAmericanInEngland

For years now I’ve considered the possibility of relocating to Vanuatu, an archipelago in the South Pacific near Australia and NZ. Could be a great place to retire or escape to if/when the SHTF.


21 posted on 12/03/2013 8:29:03 AM PST by Two Kids' Dad (((( ))))
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To: SamAdams76

Interesting that New Zealand made this list. Most Australians you talk to seem to feel that their country is one of the most corrupt that ever existed. Is NZ that much different?


22 posted on 12/03/2013 8:41:18 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SeekAndFind

Man, who do we have to pay off to get our country on that list?


23 posted on 12/03/2013 8:43:15 AM PST by Billthedrill
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FR should buy a small island somewhere.


24 posted on 12/03/2013 8:50:49 AM PST by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: from occupied ga

Wow. I wasn’t aware of the tax situation in Switzerland. Thanks for the info.


25 posted on 12/03/2013 10:00:17 AM PST by Jed Eckert (Wolverines!!)
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prices are high there too. A “California Burger” at McDonalds in Bern costs about $15.
Also read http://godfatherpolitics.com/12823/switzerland-pushes-2800-monthly-minimum-wage/


26 posted on 12/03/2013 3:00:51 PM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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