Transparency .org serves the role of assuaging the image of the corrupt establishment we live in as is, a good PR tool for the status quo, and it is financed by the Ford Foundation.
Corruption, sadly, fulfills two very "important" functions, it facilitates processes in countries that are broken down effectively, as in countries that lack institutional infrastructure, capital and so forth, so corruption serves as a facilitator, it's the oil that oils the machine so to speak, and without corruption many of these countries' people would simply die, they would not have food, hospitals, schools, etc, this way corruption is sort of a parallel "government", a parallel informal flow of the decision making on one hand, and information from the public to decision makers on the other, therefore corruption in some respects, in certain locations, places is not necessarily all together a bad thing. This is an unfortunate and sad reality within the monetary system. I'm not advocating corruption here, just presenting it as the way it functions in broken down societies. And, the levels and visibility of corruption are directly proportional to the degree these societies are broken down. The more sophisticated the society the less visible the corruption, even legalized by the powers that be, like the US for example, but still extremely corrupt to the core nonetheless.
Another thing, the West, led by the Anglo-American system, collaborates and incites the global corruption, multinationals are the main drivers of corruption
, banks in Switzerland, in Austria, the US, all over are the main hoarders of the fruits of this global corruption. Corrupt dictators deposit their money in Swiss banks for example, and make good use of it, making profits over it and manage elitist private wealth and so forth, pretty much everyone is implicated, the only difference is that the West has this facade of not having corruption because vicariously enjoys the fruits of all this corruption, just like they did in the third world with minerals per se, during the colonial period and so on.
Transaprency.org's index is a complete dishonest and corrupt fallacy. Who are they kidding?Do as I say, not as I do
America has long been the self appointed global leader on human rights pointing out the shortcomings of others. But now the tables have turned. According to the United Nations Human Rights Council, incidents of injustice are taking place on US soil.
The point was made in Geneva, Switzerland as Human Rights council in its first comprehensive review of Washington's record. The council released a Universal Periodic Review Tuesday, listing 228 recommendations on how the US can do better in practicing what it preaches.