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Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
Senior Editor

Bill Steinman
Senior Editor

Richard L. Cassin
Editor at Large

Elizabeth K. Spahn
Editor Emeritus

Cody Worthington
Contributing Editor

Julie DiMauro
Contributing Editor

Thomas Fox
Contributing Editor

Marc Alain Bohn
Contributing Editor

Bill Waite
Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets
Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong
Contributing Editor

Eric Carlson
Contributing Editor

Are we full of beans with this CPI stuff?

First we looked at the corruption perceptions index ranking of the top 25 oil producing countries.

Then we looked at gold producers.

Now we’re looking at the top ten coffee producers, with their CPI rank in parentheses:

1) Brazil (69)

2) Vietnam (123)

3) Colombia (94)

4) Indonesia (118)

5) India (94)

6) Ethiopia (113)

7) Honduras (133)

8) Peru (83)

9) Guatemala (113)

10) Mexico (105)

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Their average rank on the CPI is 105, much worse than the gold producers at 88, and the oil producers at 90.… Continue Reading