8.20 Defining and minimising corruption

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On June 27, 2001 Transparency International produced the results of their Corruption perception Index (CPI), a list of perceived levels of corruption among public officials and politicians in all tribal Sovereign states.

It does not include corporate bribery, money laundering by corrupt banks or illegal payments to fund political campaigns. It is a corruption index involving public officials measured by 3 autonomous surveys. Refer [above] for further information.

I highly commend the following top 12 Sovereign tribes for being perceived as the least corrupt on the planet.

Series "A" Super League

Rank Sovereign Tribe 2001 CPI Score
1 Finland 9.9
2 Denmark 9.5
3 New Zealand 9.4
=4 Iceland 9.2
=4 Singapore 9.2
6 Sweden 9.0
7 Canada 8.9
8 Netherlands 8.8
9 Luxembourg 8.7
10 Norway 8.6
11 Australia 8.5
12 Switzerland 8.4

Here is a list of situations that happens all the time in the World. Which of these is corruption, unethical behaviour or acceptable?

  • Paying a police officer the cost of a restaurant meal to avoid getting a speeding ticket.
  • Giving a police officer a mint after the event as a thank you for not being booked for illegal parking.
  • Paying someone for a business introduction.
  • Paying a radio station to plug a record as being brilliant when it's not.
  • Paying a multinational corporation a percentage of money in return for an endorsement.
  • Paying a doctor money to jump a waiting list by 6 months.
  • Paying a sports celebrity to endorse a product.
  • Accepting money to recommend a particular product line if the person is being paid by the potential buyer as an impartial consultant.
  • Accepting money to recommend a particular product line if the person is not being paid by the potential buyer as an impartial consultant.
  • A political party accepting a small donation secretly.
  • A political party publicly accepting a huge million dollar donation.
  • A civil servant accepting lunch from a supplier.

War Bond corporations will have very strict guidelines on do's and don'ts in this area. I direct all Sovereign tribes should publicly publish theirs because what is considered normal practice in some tribes is considered unacceptable in others.

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