Craig Shields, editor of and author of the report, notes: When I first looked at this data, I laughed and said to myself, "Well, the good news is that it won't take much time to write this report. The bad news is that the government must take a role here, but it can't be trusted to do this fairly, honestly, or effectively. We're screwed. But the more I looked into the data, the more I realized that perhaps my first impression was an oversimplification. There is truly rich material here."

How many people trust government to act rightly? Isn't this why investors are active in Europe, Asia, Africa, South America, but not in the U.S? - Craig Shields