US drops out of top 20 performers in global corruption index

US drops out of top 20 performers in global corruption index

The US slid four points lower on a global corruption index in 2018, dropping out of the top 20 countries for the first time since 2011. Watchdog Transparency International noted the same in its latest report, linking the global erosion of democracy and a rise in autocratic governments to an uptick in graft. Denmark & New Zealand topped the list, while Somalia, South Sudan and Syria ranked lowest.

KCooper
KCooper
SN 1054
SN 1054 1 year

"The Corruption Perceptions Index, which ranks 180 countries by their PERCEIVED levels of public sector corruption" - Time (caps is mine) Because #orangemanbad We need more than a grain of salt for this. He isn't any worse than Obama, Bush, or Clinton. We lost far more liberties under Bush and Obama than any other Presidents in recent history.

tacticangel
tacticangel 1 year

Denmark and New Zealand are the two most corrupt governments on planet Earth... and we're supposed to take this metric seriously.

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