Jan Machaček’s columns in the Prague Business Journal are always worth reading, but this week’s, part of a package about the Czech Republic’s continuing decline in Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index, is especially good. He manages to provide an overview into both the CPI and the Czechs’ declining index, which isn’t an easy task.
Interesting food for thought. Not that anyone’s planning to put the brakes on economic reform. Quite the opposite. Machaček argues that a wide-ranging, non-partisan set of tools to fight corruption is what’s necessary.
Also, for the record, I haven’t had too many brushes with corruption in this country. Nobody has ever asked me for a bribe, ever. Am I lucky, or is this the norm?