Skip to comments.7 Most Corrupt Countries in the World
Posted on 01/06/2014 9:35:29 AM PST by Eleutheria5
Corruption is often cited as one of the biggest problems in governments across the world. Though many would like to dismiss it as a third-world problem or as an issue associated with the mobsters and gangsters of yesteryear, corruption is alive and kicking in more countries than you might think.
Transparency Internationals study of corruption found that two-thirds of the worlds nations scored below 50 on their corruption index, with the worst possible score being a 0 and the best, 100. While many developed countries posted fine scores Denmark and New Zealand led the way, tied at 91 a number of nations in Eastern Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas lagged behind.
Oftentimes, the countries that experience the most corruption are those wracked by political and military strife. When conflicts occur, it becomes easier for government functions to break down, as everyone tries to get their hands on a bigger share of the pie at any cost. Lets take a closer look at the seven most corrupt countries in the world.
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Doesn’t that suggest that maybe there’s something wrong with Islam or Communism? Or maybe both?
It takes a lot of doing to make Dingy Harry and Nancy Pelosi look like angles of light.
Where is Chicagostan? Probably off the charts!
“Doesnt that suggest that maybe theres something wrong with Islam or Communism? Or maybe both?”
US tied as the 19th least corrupt country. 19/177
They always have an angle.
57 minus 50 equals 7!
Which ones are they?
Israel is 36, tied with Taiwan.
Palestine is lucky it’s not a country, so it’s not on the list.
They must be measuring petty local corruption as opposed to massive institutional corruption...
Yeah. Why isn’t the U.S. on the list? Hell we’re manipulating all of the countries in one form or fashion that’s on that list
> US tied as the 19th least corrupt country. 19/177
We’re so good at corruption we have the rest of the world fooled. Heck we even have a president who can’t prove who he is. Damn we’re good..../s
Yes, but I can’t help wishing they’d get bent.
“When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators.” P. J. O’Rourke
Right up there with District of Columbistan.
I had no idea that North Korea was a Muslim country, but since all of the other winners are, they must be as well.
A top 10 list would have to include THE US and Nigeria?
5. South Sudan
2. North Korea
As mentioned up thread, if Chicago and/or Illinois were countries they’d lead the list, LOL.
They understate the problem. The corruption in the United States is so systemic and pervasive, it is difficult to identify the quid pro quo.
Because our system is more sophisticated than the simple-minded crooks on the list, doesn’t make our crony-capitalism any less heinous.
True, it's because the evaluators are biased, and the evaluation is worthless.
As an example this: Pedophile Made a Fortune Filing Disability Lawsuits in California ....Is absolute corruption with cooperation of law enforcement and the courts, but it is scored as non corrupt governmental activities (by leftist evaluators).
As far as I am concerned, this country is number one when it comes to urban government throughout its 50 states, and second only to Mideast Muslim countries as an overall whole when considering the Federal Government.
Rank Country Score 9 Canada 81 19 United States 73
We'll switch places -- if the price is right.
They must not have factored in the government to have ranked the US so high.
Communist. Almost the same.
Between them and Louisiana/New Orleans lies the reason why the US is behind Japan and Hong Kong.
OK. District of Columbistan, Chicagostan, New Orlistan and Houstan brought the US down four pegs on the list.
Czech Republic, 57/177.
Woo Hoo!! Oh, wait.....
The joke among Czechs is that the Czech Republic is indeed the most corrupt country in the world, but the government bribes reporters to make the country look better.
With nearly $1T a year in deficit spending, mostly going to corrupt insiders with connections, the only reason we didn't come close has to be that our insiders paid the raters to score us dishonestly.