US Corruption Hits Highest Since 2012 Amid Fraudulent Election & Democracy Doubts

Transparency International has released its 2020 Corruption Perceptions Index which gauges levels of perceived public sector corruption in 180 countries and territories around the world. The index scores them on a scale of zero (highly corrupt) to 100 (clean) with the average score just 43 out of 100. As Statista’s Niall McCarthy notes, two thirds of countries scored less than 50. The research found that corruption was rampant across the world in 2020 and that it undermined the response to Covid-19, threatened the global recovery and contributed to democratic backsliding. 

Transparency International states that 2020 has shown that Covid-19 is not just a health and economic crisis but also a corruption crisis. When it comes to healthcare in particular, corruption takes many forms such as bribery, embezzlement, overpricing and favoritism. Reports of corruption have grown since the pandemic broke out and countless lives were lost due to the issue undermining a fair and equitable global response.

Countries with high investment in healthcare tended to perform better in the index with corruption diverting money away from essential services. Governments that saw higher corruption levels, regardless of economic development, tended to invest less in their health systems. 

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eternal
11 days ago

The RNC and the DNC are both run by unelected oligarchs. The two national parties chose candidates for the House, Senate and Presidency who will do whatever the owners tell them.  Trump wasn’t in the club so both parties spent his entire campaign, and his entire Presidency getting rid of him. They finally just coordinated to fix the 2020 election.

escharotic
11 days ago

Illegitimate administration following a Coup d’etat.

Adolfo Lyons
Adolfo Lyons
11 days ago

We should be #1! This thing is rigged.

Terrible Fed
11 days ago

Rigged elections. Rigged markets. Rigged media spouting state propaganda 24/7. Censorship of any opposing views. Wealth ‘redistribution’ policies forced down taxpayers throats. Taxation essentially without representation. US Treasury running multi-trillion dollar annual deficits. Debt being monetized by Federal Reserve.
What do you expect??

oneguy
12 days ago

Corruption Perceptions Index, 2005 to 2020…

2005: US ranked 17th
2006: US ranked 20th
2007: US ranked 20th
2008: US ranked 18th
2009: US ranked 19th
2010: US ranked 22nd
2011: US ranked 24th
2012: US ranked 19th
2013: US ranked 19th
2014: US ranked 17th
2015: US ranked 16th
2016: US ranked 18th
2017: US ranked 16th
2018: US ranked 22nd
2019: US ranked 23d
2020: US ranked 25th  <==== You are here

partial
12 days ago

USSA is absolutely the most corrupt country in the world, beating every African and Asian monarchy.

They grab trillions. Nobody else can grab trillions.

Barton
12 days ago

Time for the Russians to liberate the Americans and end Communist Oppression.

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