Refugees, Failed Nations and Corruption

Refugees and Corruption
Refugees and Corruption

The weekly death toll and ongoing human tragedy of the refugee crisis internationally is stunning for several reasons.  First, despite all of the talk (and talk and talk) about humanitarian principles and human rights, the international community has not moved beyond shutting borders, denying visas, and tent cities to deal with the several refugee crises occurring around the world.

These crises are, of course, a direct result of the decay of nations – corruption.   Continue reading “Refugees, Failed Nations and Corruption”

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FCPA, Nepotism and JP Morgan

Nepotism
You aren’t what we are looking for.

Nepotism and J.P. Morgan is still a hot topic on the Internet.

In a great article in Bloomberg, entitled “What’s the Difference Between U.S., Chinese Corruption?”, writer Jonathan Weil brings up many of the contradictions in the idea of criminalizing nepotism that I mention in “FCPA, JP Morgan vs. The Privileges of Government.” Continue reading “FCPA, Nepotism and JP Morgan”

11,000 readers: The Most Popular Anticorruption Articles

Nepotism
You aren’t what we are looking for.

I am celebrating achieving over 10,000 readers this month with a recap of the best and (ahem) least popular of the blog pieces posted on this site.

Well, actually, its 11, 371 today, and a hearty thank you.

The most popular article I have written was on Fighting Nepotism with 700 individual readers (and discounting those who merely looked at the first paragraph). Continue reading “11,000 readers: The Most Popular Anticorruption Articles”

What is Anti-Corruption?

Working on USAID Anticorruption projects I have often found that anticorruption institutions need access to very simple materials that help explain what corruption is.  Something odd happens when people enter government around the world and they seem to shift from the idea Continue reading “What is Anti-Corruption?”