Here’s a map which ranks the various countries of the world from light to dark, from least corrupt to, well, Somalia.
Pop quiz: Of the lighter-colored (i.e. least corrupt) countries, find the common thread. (Hint: it’s in the title of this post.)
For those who are surprised at the relatively-low ranking of the United States among the civilized nations, I would suggest that we would rocket upwards with the conviction of Bill and Hillary Clinton, the dissolution of the Clinton Foundation and the imprisonment of all its officers. To reach the top of the charts, we’d have to convict all members of Congress (active and/or retired) who became millionaires whilst earning only a Congressional salary.
And by “conviction”, of course, I mean this: