To be honest, I do find it difficult to rely on/determine these ratings. I just wonder if you look at statistics about the top countries, what exactly is the seperating factor between Sweden and Norway? http://www.statista.com/statistics/235841/least-corrupt-countries/
And two thirds of countries on the list have a serious public sector corruption problem? It sounds more like a human or circumstantial problem than anything to do with a given country.
The US ranked 19th? Are you kidding, Obama and his green scam machine of 100 billion dollar solar companies that brought him from a two bit community organizer in Chicago to one of the richest men on the planet in 4 years, that alone should rank in the top 5. So with Obama's corruption, the US should be number 1, unless we're counting Obama's residency as Kenya.
@PatDurkin are you telling me that Alcoa is no longer a brand name? It's funny, it used to be. What else used to be is that liberals would never come out like this, in broad day light, as they used to just cower in bacteria laden public restrooms like pedophiles awaiting their victims, well, in this case, their conservative adversaries. What hasn't changed is they still use animal icons or cartoon characters to represent that cowering side of them ....