Articles Tagged with Corruption

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A country’s financial health, among other measures, depends a lot on views of how corrupt its political and financial leaders and systems are rated. (E.g. would you invest in a country where corruption is high, where you can’t record officially and protect in the country’s courts your financial and real estate investments, where corporate and government employees are “on the take,” etc?)

Here are some Corruption Ranking sources of information:

Transparency International (or select an individual country) and read their “What is (and Costs of) corruption” pages. And the Wikipedia page.

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The Prime Minister of Iceland is most likely only the first “casualty” in the Panama Papers whistleblowing (or leak) and investigative reporting saga.

Read The Guardian article: “Why the Panama Papers should be a US election issue,” by Trevor Timm, 4/5/16.

Tracking “Panama-Gate“: Whether it’s Ponzi, Watergate, S&L Crisis, Iran-Contra, Madoff, the Big Short (see whole Michael Lewis oeuvre), and other 1% scandals too numerous to mention (including our recent Bank of Oswegao scandal), we now have The Panama Papers, brought to us this time by Mossack Fonseca, one of the thousands of law firms and companies that provide similar services.

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See the Portland premiere of “Kids for Cash,” the documentary about a judge who received millions of dollars from privately-owned juvenile detention centers by ordering the incarceration of 3,000 children.

Link to the following event information from the Youth, Rights, Justice (an independent nonprofit) website:

Tickets for the June 22nd Portland Premiere