Government is force. Force is always lusted after by a certain type of person. The power hungry (at all levels) are particularly subject to “compromised principals.” As such the above statistic shouldn’t be a surprise. Frankly I’ll bet the real number is higher.
(From New Atlas)
“Corruption” is defined by Transparency International (TI) as “the abuse of entrusted power for private gain.” Each year since 1995, TI has published a Corruption Perceptions Index that scores the world’s nations out of 100 for their public sector honesty and the just-released 2016 report paints the same bleak picture we’ve been seeing now for two decades … except it’s getting worse.