Analysis Public sector and local authority UK US & The Americas UK, USA seen as more corrupt, world study says By The Lawyer 24 September 2008 10:52 13 December 2015 22:21 Sign in or register to continue reading. It's FREE Sign in Email Password Keep me logged in Forgot your password? Not registered? It's FREE! Register now Register with The Lawyer Mark Karls 25 September 2008 at 11:30 The wealth divide This isn’t a prelude to a call for socialism, but as the gap between the richest and the poorest in both the UK and USA widens, those at the wrong end of the spectrum feel hard done by, and corruption is more likely to arise as they feel they are simply righting an imbalance. (Though that’s not to say they’re right to feel so). If the credit crunch hits the poorer in those societies harder than the rich, expect more to follow. Reply Link Anon. 30 September 2008 at 17:15 Re: the wealth divide Mark, do you mean such as if tax-payers’ money was spent on propping up giant banks that are responsible for the crisis while main st businesses are allowed to go under? Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.