Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Meet global corruption's hidden players

Charmian Gooch of Global Witness, talking at TED Global about corruption and about some other issues dear to our hearts.
"What makes corruption on a global scale possible isn't just greed or the misuse of power or that nebulous phrase 'weak governance.' Yes, it's all of those. But corruption is made possible by the actions of global facilitators."
And that means banks, accountants, offshore lawyers, and the jurisdictions themselves.
"It isn't about corruption 'somewhere over there,' is it? Corruption is a truly globalised business."
With some colourful examples. Read more about all of this here and here.


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