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Posted 8/20/08 , edited 9/1/08
What do you think of when in comes to graft and corruption ? Is graft and corruption good for the country and why? Is it better to live in a least corrupt country and why? Moreover, this is a general thread on "graft and corruption" so anything on it can be discussed here. ..




http://uk.reuters.com/article/homepageCrisis/idUKL25435498._CH_.242020070926

http://www.globalpolicy.org/nations/launder/general/2003/0710wbank.htm

http://www.socialfunds.com/news/article.cgi/1563.html


http://www.google.com/search?gbv=2&hl=en&q=countries+and+graft+and+corruption&start=0&sa=N

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/3567745.stm

Graft Top Ten
Suharto: $15-35bn
(Indonesia, 1967-98)
Ferdinand Marcos: $5-10bn
(Philippines, 1972-86)
Mobutu Sese Seko: $5bn
(Zaire, 1965-97)
Sani Abacha: $2-5bn
(Nigeria, 1993-98)
Slobodan Milosevic: $1bn
(Yugoslavia, 1989-2000)
J-C Duvalier: $300-800m
(Haiti, 1971-86)
Alberto Fujimori: $600m
(Peru, 1990-2000)
Pavlo Lazarenko: $114-200m
(Ukraine, 1996-7)
Arnoldo Aleman: $100m
(Nicaragua, 1997-2002)
Joseph Estrada: $78-80m
(Philippines, 1998-2001)
Source: Transparency International.
All sums are estimates of alleged embezzlement





The 2006 Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index

http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0781359.html

According to the annual survey by the Berlin-based organization Transparency International, Finland, Denmark, and New Zealand are perceived to be the world's least corrupt countries, and Somalia and Myanmar are perceived to be the most corrupt. The index defines corruption as the abuse of public office for private gain and measures the degree to which corruption is perceived to exist among a country's public officials and politicians. It is a composite index, drawing on 14 polls and surveys from 12 independent institutions, which gathered the opinions of businesspeople and country analysts. Only 180 of the world's 193 countries are included in the survey, due to an absence of reliable data from the remaining countries. The scores range from ten (squeaky clean) to zero (highly corrupt). A score of 5.0 is the number Transparency International considers the borderline figure distinguishing countries that do and do not have a serious corruption problem.

Countries that have significantly improved their rating since the 2006 index were Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Dominica, Italy, Macedonia, Namibia, Romania, Seychelles, South Africa, Suriname and Swaziland. Some of the countries that have a significantly worse rating since 2006 include Austria, Bahrain, Belize, Bhutan, Jordan, Laos, Macao, Malta, Mauritius, Oman, Papua New Guinea, and Thailand.







http://www.transparency.org/news_room/in_focus/2006/cpi_2006__1
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Posted 8/20/08
I dont think about graft and corruption.
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I believe that graft and corruption can never be abrogated because they're profitable.
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When is corruption ever good?
(And I never think about these things..)
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Well thats a broad question indeed. What truely defines corruption to deviate from self-jurisdiction or government jurisdiction. Corruption's supposed influence depends on government to government system. For example Capitalism is composed of the idealism for industrialism , istead of opting for social insurals. Capitalism is based on the forms of a small percentage leading an unequivocally stated large percentage. After the leaders or instigators of this system have the ability to manuever without any sort of defilement , due to the enaction of policy. Basically they are able to launder and to purge any form of wealth or security , because of their absolute control of the system. With this in mind their is no fundament for social policies to be upholded or to really have any legible sense in this system.
Posted 8/20/08
LMAO i see my country on that list.. and its listed twice

i wonder if anyone will ever post anything positive about graft and corruption >.<
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Posted 8/20/08 , edited 8/20/08

chinky_sonny wrote:

What do you think of when in comes to graft and corruption ? Is graft and corruption good for the country and why? Moreover, this is a general thread on "graft and corruption" so anything on it can be discussed here.




http://uk.reuters.com/article/homepageCrisis/idUKL25435498._CH_.242020070926

http://www.globalpolicy.org/nations/launder/general/2003/0710wbank.htm

http://www.socialfunds.com/news/article.cgi/1563.html


http://www.google.com/search?gbv=2&hl=en&q=countries+and+graft+and+corruption&start=0&sa=N

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/3567745.stm

Graft Top Ten
Suharto: $15-35bn
(Indonesia, 1967-98)
Ferdinand Marcos: $5-10bn
(Philippines, 1972-86)
Mobutu Sese Seko: $5bn
(Zaire, 1965-97)
Sani Abacha: $2-5bn
(Nigeria, 1993-98)
Slobodan Milosevic: $1bn
(Yugoslavia, 1989-2000)
J-C Duvalier: $300-800m
(Haiti, 1971-86)
Alberto Fujimori: $600m
(Peru, 1990-2000)
Pavlo Lazarenko: $114-200m
(Ukraine, 1996-7)
Arnoldo Aleman: $100m
(Nicaragua, 1997-2002)
Joseph Estrada: $78-80m
(Philippines, 1998-2001)
Source: Transparency International.
All sums are estimates of alleged embezzlement





The 2006 Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index

http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0781359.html

According to the annual survey by the Berlin-based organization Transparency International, Finland, Denmark, and New Zealand are perceived to be the world's least corrupt countries, and Somalia and Myanmar are perceived to be the most corrupt. The index defines corruption as the abuse of public office for private gain and measures the degree to which corruption is perceived to exist among a country's public officials and politicians. It is a composite index, drawing on 14 polls and surveys from 12 independent institutions, which gathered the opinions of businesspeople and country analysts. Only 180 of the world's 193 countries are included in the survey, due to an absence of reliable data from the remaining countries. The scores range from ten (squeaky clean) to zero (highly corrupt). A score of 5.0 is the number Transparency International considers the borderline figure distinguishing countries that do and do not have a serious corruption problem.

Countries that have significantly improved their rating since the 2006 index were Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Dominica, Italy, Macedonia, Namibia, Romania, Seychelles, South Africa, Suriname and Swaziland. Some of the countries that have a significantly worse rating since 2006 include Austria, Bahrain, Belize, Bhutan, Jordan, Laos, Macao, Malta, Mauritius, Oman, Papua New Guinea, and Thailand.


Solobda Milosevic is definitely the most notable slanderous fish in that list. I wasn't asking for a full definitionary on corruption I know the meaning but its based on preference otherwise their wouldn't be absolve corruption. What about the indexes of corruption for the following G8 nations exempting Italy..
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Posted 8/20/08
graft and corruption undermines your judicial system, especially when it is so ingrained and rampant that it becomes a way of life, the poor suffers and the rich wins.
the main motivation is of course monetary profits, and it is especially so in the civil service sector because of the low minimum wage. when your meager salary is not keeping up with inflation, how can you expect people to support their families? hence, in order to survive, corruption becomes a necessity.
once you get a taste of having money however, it becomes an addiction, something that afflicts every 'nouveau riche'. A vicious cycle basically.
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Posted 8/20/08
most popular here in the philippines,it sucks
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Posted 8/21/08
Thats why poor countries never improve becos of too much curruption. all the money into pockets no money left for infrastructure, roads, welfare...rich people get richer, poor people dnt get newhere.
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Posted 8/21/08
lol i live around corruption. bribery's a commonplace activity here.
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Posted 8/27/08
the entire world is corrupt because people tend to imitate their leaders, and humans when in possession of power tend to allow themselves to be corrupted by it.
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Posted 8/27/08
You can't really point at someone and say, "You're grafting! Stop it!" because that person can easily pursuade others that what he does isn't grafting. What I'm refering to is when people buy potentially good land and sell it when people want it at a high price. Like real estate in a way. Some going for Garymandering, it's corrupt too but the other person can say it wasn't purposeful. Corruption in general takes a lot of effort to prove while the other is opposing your evidence. That's politics for you.
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CORRUPTION IS MY COUNTRY DEASEASE!!!!i wish really to its end & maximal punichment for those who practice it!!!
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chinky_sonny wrote:


The 2006 Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index

http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0781359.html

According to the annual survey by the Berlin-based organization Transparency International, Finland, Denmark, and New Zealand are perceived to be the world's least corrupt countries,

Countries that have significantly improved their rating since the 2006 index were Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Dominica, Italy, Macedonia, Namibia, Romania, Seychelles, South Africa, Suriname and Swaziland.







http://www.transparency.org/news_room/in_focus/2006/cpi_2006__1

lucky countries,i wish for my country the same but we need to have a strong determination,not give corruption to any one,reprt the corruptors & punish them!!!!!
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