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#114924 - 11/02/03 12:49 PM Oh, to live in Denmark! (non-word post)
Jackie Offline

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Thought people might be interested in this rating of corruption in the world:
http://www.nationmaster.com/graph-T/gov_cor


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#114925 - 11/02/03 01:15 PM Re: Oh, to live in Denmark! (non-word post)
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Curious, Aotearoa/NZ isn't even listed, yet when a similar survey was released last month, it placed 3rd (3rd least corrupt, that is).

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#114926 - 11/02/03 01:18 PM Re: Oh, to live in Denmark! (non-word post)
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Oddly, clicking on "restrict to bottom 10" in that link, Jackie, brings up this:
http://www.nationmaster.com/red/graph-B/gov_cor&int=10

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#114927 - 11/02/03 03:00 PM Re: Oh, to live in Denmark! (non-word post)
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if you change it this http://www.nationmaster.com/graph-T/gov_cor&int=-1
nz pops up at 101


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#114928 - 11/02/03 05:59 PM Re: Oh, to live in Denmark! (non-word post)
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Apparently Nigeria was top of the list originally, but bribed Bangladesh to front the queue...


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#114929 - 11/03/03 08:23 PM Re: Oh, to live in Denmark! (non-word post)
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I wonder how they came up with this?

And in this type of situation, I wonder if it isn't because some people just hide corruption better.


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#114930 - 11/04/03 06:57 PM Re: Oh, to live in Denmark! (non-word post)
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They just tried to bribe people to admit to corruption. If they accepted they were on the list. The more money it took the lowere down the list you go. [cynical smirk-e]


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#114931 - 11/04/03 10:56 PM Re: Oh, to live in Denmark! (non-word post)
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In reply to:

I wonder how they came up with this?

And in this type of situation, I wonder if it isn't because some people just hide corruption better.



The site appears to connected to an outfit called transaprency.org and I think that that is what is being measured most, the assumption being that more open and transparent business, politic, policing etc. are, the less conducive they are to the growth of corruption.


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