Refugees are, by definition, desperate, and bring with them ALL of the survival skills necessary for desparate families and communities when coming to unwelcoming lands. Many of those survival skills are criminal in nature – but necessary for survival when confronted with unwilling and unfriendly “first world” countries.
In the USA, two states voted to legalize marijuana. There’s no serious argument that marijuana improves peoples’ intelligence, or makes them more physically competent, or improves their abilities to perform professional tasks. Although the impact is physiologically different, like alcohol, people wanted to do it, and they voted to make it legal. It is a […]
We have all heard it – the fish rots from the head down. And true enough the remedy for corruption requires attention on building a leadership class that provides role models for integrity and character. But it’s important to know that we aren’t starting at “zero” with this effort.
The FIRST step in preventing corruption is developing capable organizations and people. Where people are uncertain of their roles and purposes in any organization, corruption is inevitable. International development runs into challenges where diplomatic relations trump concerns about corruption.
Governments and Nations Fail from Corruption. Even the strongest and least corrupt of nations struggles with the downward pull of destructive forces arising from. No matter if the corruption comes from internal and external causes – it’s always there, under the surface. (What the U.S. Government Shutdown Teaches Us About Organizational Corruption.) When governments fall, […]
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 […]
This week we reached 10,000 readers of our blog – Thank You! As part of our celebration for hitting this magical number, we’ll be posting anticorruption articles from other experts around the world. The following post is provided by my good friend, Mahamad Boakai, from Monrovia, Liberia.