British officials seen as some of the most unbribeable in the world while Somalia
and North Korea rated as most corrupt
Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.telegraph.co.uk
This may not present a lot of surprises, but you know I like a good map and this one lets you, pan, zoom and click on a country and see where it ranks on the corruption level.
I was delighted to see that my home country of New Zealand and the country of my birth The Netherlands, both being in the top 5 of least corrupt countries in the world.
What is really interesting is the way that countries cluster on this index . The biggest concern though is how many countries still rate very poorly. When we are hoping for levels of peace, equality, freedom from hunger and oppression, freedom for equal levels of education and opportunity, a united front against pollution, climate change, poverty, and generally an environment where peaceful law abiding citizens can make a good life for themselves, the map shows that we have a long way to go.
The cynic in me says that the Animal Farm will continue to prosper and that humanity represents a type of animal, not a philosophy. What do you think? Are all people essentially good? Are oppressive societies humane?