Increase in American Corruption May Have Been Understated

Earlier, I wrote about how America had slipped to a historic low on the Global Corruption Index, becoming more corrupt.  In retrospect, I think the decline in America’s ratings may even be understated. For example, Obama’s firing of an inspector general who uncovered fraud by an Obama crony wasn’t mentioned in coverage of the corruption rankings, which were just released by Transparency International. The politicized bailouts over the last couple years were barely mentioned.

In the Index, America ranked well below countries like Denmark and New Zealand, which came in first place; Canada, which came in 6th; and Barbados, which came in 17th.  All of those countries were rated less corrupt than the U.S.  Somalia came in last, rated as the most corrupt nation on Earth.