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For the purpose of the CPI, how is corruption defined?
The TI CPI focuses on corruption in the public sector and defines corruption as the
abuse of public office for private gain. The surveys used in compiling the CPI ask
questions that relate to the misuse of public power for private benefit, for example
bribery of public officials, kickbacks in public procurement, embezzlement of public
funds or questions that probe the strength of anti-corruption policies, thereby
encompassing both administrative and political corruption.
rank Country Score No. Surveys
17 Japan 7.5 7.1 - 8.0 8
Ireland 7.5 7.3 - 7.7 6
19 France 7.3 6.9 - 7.8 6
20 USA 7.2 6.5 - 7.6 8
21 Belgium 7.1 7.1 - 7.1 6
22 Chile 7.0 6.5 - 7.4 7
Like the USA fits in there. Let the patriotism commense, has the fog of war clouded the American Perception beyond repair.
The top scores of wealthy countries and territories, largely in Europe, East Asia and North
America, reflect their relatively clean public sectors, enabled by political stability, well-
established conflict of interest and freedom of information regulations and a civil society free
to exercise oversight.
The development was also welcomed, not surprisingly, by the energy industry. Richard Ellis, director of the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association, hailed it as exciting news for the oil and gas industry. "A larger continental shelf means a larger canvas upon which we can paint our resource and energy future,"
Mr Ferguson said resource-hungry nations want security over supply by Australia.
"As you can appreciate, when you sit down and talk to countries such as Japan, Korea, India and China, the big issue they want from us is security of supply and that goes to the energy security debate," he said.
Originally posted by HuntaXX
I would say rome is more corrupt and if you trace back the groups corrupting america you will see that many of them have origins tracing back to rome