Is corruption correlated with the development of a country?
The general belief is that developing countries are more corrupt than developed countries? Is this true? How is corruption measured and ranked?
I'm not sure how corruption is measured, but it's a fact that it hinders a country's development.
I seem to recall seeing some years ago a reference to a site that ranked countries -- but unfortunately I don't recall it. It may probably take a lot of search engine searching.
I would look at sites like von Mises Institute and other "Austrian Economics", libertarian, and hard money (gold money) sites for possible leads.
Yes, developing countries are more corrupt. But the developed ones are hard at work to close the gap (a race to the bottom).
BTW, ask why developing countries are forever developing. After all, most are (or were) rich in resources. It is their cultures and religions that have held them back.
Consider the western hemisphere (the Americas). Both the United States and Argentina were similarly wealthy in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Argentina was Catholic. The U.S. was Protestant. And, in addition, the U.S. culture was Calvinistic.
Suffice to say that greed is a characteristic of the human race in general, thus, as a country develops and discovers more of its national resources, there are certainly those who will work to get into high places and skim off a portion of the proceeds. In an authoritarian state such as Iraq under Hussein, that might be relatively easy to do. In a more democratic transparent process, hopefully there are checks and balances that keep the system reasonably honest. WB
by The Real Tomato 7 years ago
What causes poverty in developing countries?
by ramkkasturi 8 years ago
Is corruption correlated with development of a country?Are developing countries more corrupt than developing countries? The general belief seems to be so. When corruption statistics and ranking is done do they take scams into account? If so why are the countries that are mothers of scams...
by Rajan Singh Jolly 6 years ago
How long will it take for the developing countries to become developed countries?
by Astralrose 5 years ago
What makes a developed country better to live in?India is a developing country and I have many personal complaints when it comes to many things -politics, environmental, social issues among others so I am wondering why not migrate to other countries because it seems like they're better than here....
by threekeys 2 years ago
Should we subcontract our jobs to developing countries?Can we afford to do it either financially? Socially? Do we need to put our own people first and make sure they are looked after first? Or?
by Xenonlit 6 years ago
Should America take oil and gas subsidies and apply them to alternative power and fuel resources?Why American stubbornly continues to support a fossil fuel industry that is swimming in money from inflated fuel prices is a confounding issue.
|HubPages Device ID|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Google Analytics|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel|
|Google Hosted Libraries|
|Google AdSense Host API|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels|
|Author Google Analytics|
|Amazon Tracking Pixel|