Corruption is hardly a victimless crime. A major contributor to the massive death toll from the Haiti earthquake was shoddily constructed buildings that couldn’t have been erected under the oversight of professional and honest inspectors.
Haiti ranked as the 10th most corrupt country in Transparency International’s most recent corruption perception index. Globally, amid economic troubles, corruption seems to be one of the few things that has grown. Transparency International’s latest corruption index shows that 75 of 180 countries surveyed scored below 3 on a 10-point scale of governmental honesty, an increase from 72 countries in 2008.
Full story and slide show: The World’s Most Corrupt Countries – Forbes.com