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The Wordís Most Corrupt Nation

Well the developed world’s most corrupt nation is France, according to a new monograph by London’s Institute of Economic Affairs:

The study of corruption in the developed world by economist Ian Senior awards Olympic-style medals for corruption at different levels of government and society, so that corruption by Presidents and Prime Ministers results in a gold medal and corruption by lesser politicians and officials leads to the award of silver or bronze medals. According to this method, at the head of the medal table France receives four gold medals, Japan three gold medals and Italy two. The UK lies in fourteenth place, with no gold or silver medals, but three bronze.

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Ted Balaker is an award-winning filmmaker, journalist, and founding partner of Korchula Productions, a film and new media production company devoted to making important ideas entertaining.