Fraud and Bribery

My last week’s post was about corruption. I talked about Transparency International and posted an interview with Jack Abramoff, talking about his participation in the field of corruption in the United States. The entire topic is still stuck in my head and therefore I decided to write a second blogpost about corruption. This time about corruption in Germany.



Does Placing First Mean Winning?

Everyone who has ever been an athlete knows that achieving a 15th place is nothing to be happy about. It is about being the winner. Placing first. The winner takes it all. But this post is not about sports.
It is about corruption.
Germany ranks 15th out of 178 countries in the Corruption Perception Index  for 2010 by Transparency International. At first I thought this was a decent result, taking into account that the situation in 163 countries all over the world was worse.