Transparency International has released their annual report on state corruption. Click on the above map for an interactive sort that reports the corruption index for each country moused over.
The bottom end of this scale are the usual suspects of late, Somalia, Myanmar, Sudan and Iraq. The upper echelon include New Zealand, Denmark, Singapore and Sweden. The US scored a rather lack luster 19th placing out of 180 countries measured, with a 7.5 out of 10 (ten being the best.) No doubt various comedies being played out in Chicago and South Carolina lent their weight accordingly.