The world is considered a more corrupt place now than it was three years ago, a poll suggests.
09-Dec-2010 (5 comments)

People around the world believe they are living in more corrupt societies than three years ago, a poll by Transparency International suggests.

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Good Counter Arguments Rea Jaan

by Darius Kadivar on

That Said the Result does contradict the idea which was rampant throughout the 19th and 20th Century that Revolutions are the Only Solution to a Nation's ills ...

An idea often copied as an absolute truth which alas led to disastrous results particularly in the Third World in their attempt to foolishly Copy & Pasting Revolutionary Models à La Française without the slightest idea of what they hoped to achieve.  



I doubt it has something to do with monarchy vs republic

by Rea on

IMHO, it's about two things closely related.

1. Poverty. As illustrated by the fact that the most corrupt countries are also the poorest ones.

Mind you, poverty is relative. It depends on what countries you compare your own to. 

2. "Tribal mentality". The poorer you are, the more you stick to your tribe. May it be your village or your political tribe.

For e.g., Balkan countries are terribly corrupted. It's part of our mentality. It doesn't mean we're dishonest, it's just the way we do things. Bakshish is part of it, from a local policeman to your local GP. I believe the same applies to Iran.

PS. as to why there is no mention of Iran, I agree, one needs to have free access to information.

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FYI/Global Corruption Barometer 2010

by Darius Kadivar on

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Strange that Iran is not mentioned in this Corruption Poll ?

by Darius Kadivar on

Strange that IRan does not come up in the list ? Or is it because They could not be consulted in this poll !

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‎Monarchy Beats Republic in 5 Least Corrupt Nations in the World

by Darius Kadivar on

‎3 out of 5 Least Corrupt Nations in the World happen to be Monarchies:

Denmark ( Monarchy)
New Zealand ( Monarchy via commonwealth)
Singapore (Republic)
Finland ( Republic)
Sweden (Monarchy)

according to a new BBC poll, surveying more than 13,000 people across 26 countries.