The U.S. has dropped from 16th to 22nd place in the Corruption Perceptions Index due to eroding norms and trust in its institutions, placing it ahead of the UAE and behind France. What do you think?

“I’d have to agree. We have not been putting in the same effort at cover-ups.”

Melissa Garrison • Cold Cut Slicer

“I certainly don’t trust our institutions if we can’t even intimidate our way to a better ranking.”

Griff Hughes • Sand Castle Expert

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“I wonder if this is because of all the corruption.”

Gabriel Friedman • Unemployed