DJ: DID YOU KNOW
Did you know there is an index that measures a country’s corruption? It’s called the Corruption Perception Index or CPI. The index scores 180 countries and territories around the world based on perceptions of public sector corruption, using data from 13 external sources.
The results are given on a scale of 0 to 100, where 0 is highly corrupt and 100 is very clean.
The U.S. currently stands at a CPI of 67 (a twelve year low) and is ranked 24th out 180 countries and territories.
To give you a global picture, Denmark’s CPI is 90 ranking number 1 out of 180. Finland and New Zealand’s CPI number is 87 ranked number 2. Norway CPI is 84 ranked number 3, followed by Sweden and Switzerland. On the low end is South Sudan (CPI 13), Venezuela CPI is 14 ranked 177 out 180.
Now take a look at the countries whose currencies are in the mainstream conversation of the GCR. Zimbabwe (zim) and Iraq’s ( dinar) CPI is 23, a tied ranking of 157 out 180. Indonesia (rupiah) CPI is 34, ranked 110 out 180. Vietnam (dong) CPI is 42 ranked 77 out 180.
This index is a weighted factor used by banking and financial institutions in determining if a given country will honor their liabilities and adhere to globally accepted banking standards ( Basel Accords). Or will these country’s corrupt leaders just steal the funds and not apply them to economic growth , which is the whole goal of a GCR/RV?
This is another of the vast variables determining the implementation of the GCR that is not considered or spoken of in the gambit of Intel narratives. There is a direct correlation between a country’s CPI and their currency’s value. When a country can manipulate another country’s currency value through their foreign currency reserves, political and financial strategies have to be in place to control and oversight these manipulations from outside a corrupt country’s borders. Look at what financial damage just a few bad players can cause . Hugo Chavez and Maduro in Venezuela or Robert Mugunbi in Zimbabwe.
Major corporations will not invest into a country whose CPI is low, thereby inhibiting the economic growth of that country. The result of being excluded from foreign investment, forces that excluded nations to seek other means of enticing investment into their economies.
By doing so they attract other investors that are less than scrupulous through deregulation, bribery, specific treaties and a host of other nefarious measures, furthering the degradation of that country’s CPI. The term “thick as thieves” comes to mind.
Other than controlling how a beneficiary of a corrupt country spends their funds, generated from GCR related activity, by means of oversight mechanisms from outside their borders, I see no plausible way that every country will be a beneficiary of the GCR.
What’s sad is that the countries that need the most humanitarian aid, are the countries that are the most corrupt. I have no logical answer how this obstacle can be overcome. Power doesn’t corrupt, fear corrupts. Maybe the fear of “loss of power” will control them.
“look at the orators in our publics; as long as they are poor, both state and people can only praise their uprightness; but once fattened on the public funds, they conceive a hatred for justice, plan intrigues against the people and attack democracy” Plutus Aristophanes