the Economist with another of its omniscient and sweeping judgements,
this time about corruption. this time quoting the NGO transparency
it is hard to believe that the US is so high up in the list of
uncorrupt nations. there is a history of large-scale corruption there.
similarly it is hard to believe china is so much more 'pure' than india.
NGOs have their dogmas and vested interests. it would be a good thing
for us to create some NGOs with impressive titles like 'human rights
international' and so forth and then sit in judgement on the west.
(this idea came from arvind kumar, and i wholeheartedly endorse it).