The corrupt state of the US

Well this is interesting (from here, via here):

In 2001, Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index ranked the United States as the 16th least-corrupt country. By last year, the nation had fallen to 24th place. The World Bank also reports a weakening of corruption controls in the United States since the late 1990s, so that it is falling behind most other developed nations.

Those free markets work real well don’t they? Who needs regulation?

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