Essay Political Corruption in the United States

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“Corruption, improper and usually unlawful conduct intended to secure a benefit for oneself or another its forms include bribery, extortion, and the misuse of inside information. It exists where there is community indifference or a lack of enforcement policies.”(Encyclopedia Britannica). Today political Corruption in all forms exists in every country in the world. In some countries it is more prominent then in others, but no matter where you go it still occurs. Recently in mid 2013 some political corruption was brought to light in New York. “Since 2007, state senators have been more likely to be arrested then to lose their seats in a general election,” (New York Public Interest Research group). In April of 2013 New York State …show more content…
The companies then purchased about thirty-five million acres of land which they then sold to the public and other land companies, and made tons of profit from this. This fraud eventually reached the public eye, and by 1796 most of the involved legislators had deserted Georgia. Today there is one company that aims to increase the awareness of political and all other types of corruption in the world, its name is Transparency International. Transparency International has visited almost every country in the world(exceptions include North Korea and Somalia) and done extensive research into the corruption of that country. They take surveys and polls about corruption in order to figure out which countries are least corrupt and which are most corrupt. They have ranked every country in the world based on their research and polls. Through this research they have learned what countries do that only increase the corruption, and what measures other countries have taken to try and prevent corruption. There are three countries that tied for least corrupt overall by their measurements and those countries are Denmark, Finland and New Zealand. There was also a three way tie between Somalia, North Korea, and Afghanistan for most corrupt all around. On this list, that was recently updated in 2013, the United