Yes its corruption enabled by free market libertarianism.
If you want to get rid of corruption in politics you need increased state control
It always seemed obvious to me that if you have capitalism, you will have to deal with the corruption, as certainly as if you have guns, you have to deal with people shooting people.
It should be possible to have a body responsible for looking out for and penalising corruption in government. It becomes "who polices the police" but If there were enough transparency it should at least reduce
There would be a case for including the country's wealthiest individuals and companies. There are only a couple of hundred billionaires in the country. They'd be a start. The richest
"The richest person on the list is Sir Len Blavatnik, a Ukrainian-born businessman who made his money from energy and aluminium groups in the former Soviet Union."
Well Ukraine has been the most corrupt country in Europe for some time... after Russia,, natch
We'd be about 10th least corrupt from that list, and for our GDP,
the least corrupt.
Is there a "model" government of a comparably sized country you can cite?