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Tuesday, May 17, 2022

The US is only the 27th least corrupt country in the world

The answer: nothing good.

Consider a new study from Transparency International, an independent nonprofit group that, according to its website, “work[s] to expose the systems and networks that enable corruption to thrive, demanding greater transparency and integrity in all areas of public life.”

On Tuesday, the group released its annual Corruption Perception Index, a score-based system that “ranks 180 countries and territories around the world by their perceived levels of public sector corruption. The results are given on a scale of 0 (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean).”

The United States comes in a tie for 27th place — with Chile. Both have a Corruption Perception Index score of 67.

By way of comparison, the least corrupt countries — Denmark, Finland and New Zealand — all have a score of 88. Among the countries with healthier scores are many of the major democracies of Western…

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