I had the blinkers on when I wrote "Everybody Knows"! I left out three really good examples of big-time looting!
1) Congressional insider trading! These guys (and their staffs too I imagine) can buy & sell stocks that will be affected by the laws they write and money they appropriate! Now how corrupt is that?! We do that, we go to jail. Hypocrisy all the way up the food chain!
2) China, the mother of all corrupt countries (well maybe Nigeria)! China is SO BIG and SO CORRUPT that how could I not mention it?
3) Russia, notorious for corruption, government seizing of assets, corrupt to the core as well. If you are an enemy of Putin, he'll just take away your company and throw you in jail!
I would like to take a moment to list some non-corrupt countries. Check out the below list: