In this era of “post-truth” – and even much earlier – it has become more evident than ever that one thing is to preach transparency, rights, fairness, the rule of law, etc., and quite a different thing is to apply these principles to oneself. See what’s on. A new study by Tax Justice Network has revealed that Switzerland is the world’s most-corrupt country, with a high secrecy score of 76. The US ranks second, while several European countries hold high positions in the list, ahead of many poor, developing nations. Switzerland is the grandfather of the world’s tax havens, one of the world’s largest offshore financial centres, and one of the world’s biggest secrecy jurisdictions or tax havens, on 30 January 2018 said the Tax Justice Network’s report Financial Secrecy Index – 2018 Results. The Tax Justice Network is an independent international advocacy group launched in 2003 (see their history here).