International Survey Reveals 85% Of The World Lives Under Political Corruption

By Isaac Davis

There is nowhere run from and nowhere to hide from corrupt government. Planet earth is infested with those who abuse the power of government.

A recently released report by Transparency International (TI) measured people’s perceptions of government corruption in 176 nations, confirming what most of us seem to already know: the vast majority of people around the world live with government corruption as a normal feature of everyday life.

Corruption, as defined by TI, is:

Generally speaking as “the abuse of entrusted power for private gain”. Corruption can be classified as grand, petty and political, depending on the amounts of money lost and the sector where it occurs.

Grand corruption consists of acts committed at a high level of government that distort policies or the central functioning of the state, enabling leaders to benefit at the expense of the public good. Petty corruption refers to everyday abuse of entrusted power by low- and mid-level public officials in their interactions with ordinary citizens, who often are trying to access basic goods or services in places like hospitals, schools, police departments and other agencies.

Political corruption is a manipulation of policies, institutions and rules of procedure in the allocation of resources and financing by political decision makers, who abuse their position to sustain their power, status and wealth. [Source]

This kind of official abuse is quite prevalent in our world, and some 85% of the world now suffers from what is perceived as high levels of government corruption.

Despite the illusion of elected government in half the world’s countries, democracy is losing. [Source]

The survey is completed each year in order to shed light on the condition of life around the world, and how actions by government seriously impact the lives of individuals. Especially in those nations where masses of people are kept in poverty while those in government live extraordinary lives of material excess.

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In too many countries, people are deprived of their most basic needs and go to bed hungry every night because of corruption, while the powerful and corrupt enjoy lavish lifestyles with impunity. ~ José Ugaz, Chair of Transparency International

The 2016 survey also reveals that the world is trending towards becoming more corrupt, and the list of the highest ranking countries moving towards greater corruption include Canada, France, and other modern democracies.

Noting the effect of government corruption, TI point out that as corruption becomes more rampant, people lose trust in public institutions, leading to populist movements and great instability.

Final Thoughts

The burden of corrupt politicians and government officials is a parasitic invasion of the human race, and is the major factor in our lives that prevents us from reaching our vast human potential and true greatness. Government is force, and many of those who strive to work in and for government know that with the force of law behind them, crime pays.

These numbers span all types of governments, demonstrating that no matter what form government takes, it attracts the most parasitical members of society and nearly always becomes corrupt. Abuse of power is a built-in feature of government itself.

Read more articles by Isaac Davis.

Isaac Davis is a staff writer for and Survival Tips blog. He is an outspoken advocate of liberty and of a voluntary society. He is an avid reader of history and passionate about becoming self-sufficient to break free of the control matrix. Follow him on Facebook, here.

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12 Comments on "International Survey Reveals 85% Of The World Lives Under Political Corruption"

  1. “….Abuse of power is a built-in feature of government itself.”

    Very true !

    The abolishment of government is the only way to a better world.

  2. The U.S. is ‘very clean’…that’s a laugh.
    The U.S. has been corupt since 12/21/1913 and is among the most corrupt.
    Perpetual war should be an indicator.
    GMO is another.
    Chemtrails, another.
    Common Core.
    The amount of hoaxes and false flags the past 8 years is mind boggling.
    Paid provocateurs and actor witnesses.
    Vaccines that destroy the human auto immune system.
    Synthetic drugs that attack other organs.
    Flouride, another poison.
    TV’s that send all communications and visualls back to the NSA.
    Alexa records every conversation and sends back to the NSA.
    Direct out of you paycheck unconstitutional taxes.
    Manipulations of usury fees to bring recessions (dump) and inflations (pump) every 7 years.
    Taking bribes and making the apearance of doing good, the Clinton foundation and the Iran billion boondoggle, the Palestinian boondoggle. NAFTA and other booddoggles.
    How much more corupt could the USof A get.
    Government breeds contempt and disdain…they are after all, welfare recpients.

    • You’re right, though systemic corruption (i.e. societal graft, need to slip a C note to the clerk to get your driver’s license processed, etc.) is assessed differently from top of the pyramid cap Iron Law corruption. They both suck.

  3. Heather from Toronto | January 31, 2017 at 11:33 am | Reply

    I would say that the measurement would actually be closer to 95% if that 10% or so could find it within themselves to exit their comfortable, wishful-thinking bubbles long enough to learn about what is actually happening around them.

  4. How come the US isn’t in any of the charts? It is just as corrupt, but it is better at hiding it from the general public and will curtail rights and freedom of the press to keep it hidden as much as possible. Our politicians have enriched themselves at the expense of the tax paying citizen, whom they ignore as being irrelevant and stupid. None of our federal agencies are transparent and their press releases are fluff, just smoke and mirrors. The fact that the US has “secret law” (secret in that the general public doesn’t get to know what these laws are or how they affect them) in and of itself should be a clear picture to any thinking person. The non-consensual use of innocent human beings in neuroscience weapons development is systemic among all federal agencies with congress approval and the common rule maintains loopholes making it perfectly legal. All US citizens are now just cattle to be used in the pursuit of profit and special interests. Nothing has changed since the 1974 Committee on the Judiciary investigation on “Individual Rights and the Federal Role in Behavior Modification,” it just got more circuitious funding and went underground (black SAP’s) with the CIA, NSA, DoD. The US has to (for the time being) maintain the appearance of a democracy, but it is far from it. With the development and fielding of the current technology, you can bet a major clamp down is on the way, just after they finish splitting the irrelevant and stupid public into 2 separate Waring factions and civil unrest ensues. It’s time to get real!

  5. capt jim mcintyre | January 31, 2017 at 1:54 pm | Reply

    I was wondering abut Cuba, She seems like one of the most honest nations to me, could that stem from socialistic behavior during the ’60s, whatever it’s wonderful to watch the children sharing and caring about one another–one of the Island’s biggest draws–the beautiful children; inside and out!

  6. What country is missing, maybe this guy was living on a Moon base for the last 50 years?

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