October 24, 2005

FROM WHAT THE LEFT TELLS US, WE THOUGHT VENEZUELA WOULD BEAT THE U.S.:

Transparency International
Corruption Perceptions Index 2005
(Tranparency International, 18 October 2005)

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 24, 2005 3:53 PM
Comments

Cuba is 59, it must be America's fault! But they still have universal health care!

Posted by: pchuck at October 24, 2005 4:32 PM

Where do Lousiana or New Jersey come in on this list?

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at October 24, 2005 5:05 PM

Well, we beat out France at least.

Posted by: tefta at October 24, 2005 6:14 PM

We barely beat France. We should be in the Top 10 at the very least. While not a pressing problem, we should do better.

Posted by: Chris Durnell at October 24, 2005 6:48 PM

Considering the subjectivity of such lists, and the temptations by the compilers to confirm their prejudices, I'm surprised the US placed in the top half.

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at October 24, 2005 9:19 PM

Raoul is spot on. Who can believe this list, so obviously skewed in favor of Old Europe and Scandanavia? France only slightly less bent than America? I was robbed in 1994 at Charles de Gaulle International Airport Paris of every dollar on my person. The robbers? The airport police. Two of them. They stuck me on my plane after taking all my money and dared me to do something about it. They were laughing. Mexico at 65? Don't make me laugh. This list is BULL****.

Posted by: Geo at October 24, 2005 11:55 PM
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