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Interest of• Attempted Coup of the Libertarian Party of New Hampshire
• Daphne Caruana Galizia
• Michael Gillard
• Charmian Gooch
• Susan Hawley
• Integrity Initiatives International
• International Centre for Parliamentary Studies
• Robert Klitgaard
• Viktoria Marinova
• Rob McCusker
• Andrei Nekrasov
• Pieter Omtzigt
• Project Veritas
• Transparency International
• WeAreChange
• WhoWhatWhy
• World in Action
• Eric Zuesse

Not to be confused with "anti-corruption".[1]

Gerald James noted that "secrecy is the road to corruption and the two are never far apart."[2]

 

Examples

Page nameDescription
Attempted Coup of the Libertarian Party of New HampshireAn event in June 2021.
Bilderberg/EffectA sudden career advancement, such as might happen to a deep state functionary who attends a Bilderberg meeting
Bofors AffairA collective name for two deals in which the Swedish arms manufacturer Bofors was involved in, including smuggling and bribes.
Conflict of interestWhere does loyalty lie? Corruption thrives when there is a conflict of interest.
Elite devianceCriminality done by the rich and powerful.
FBI/Corruption
Pay to play
PhilanthropyNow used regularly by PR agencies to white/green wash unsavoury activity and improve the profile of wealthy donors
Public-Private PartnershipAn economic concept invented to loot public assets.
US/2020 Presidential election/Iowa DNC CaucusesMore proof that voting is a rigged joke. If elections were effective they'd make them illegal.
US/Congress/Corruption
White-collar crimeCrimes by well educated people, often with high social status.

 

Related Quotations

PageQuoteAuthorDate
Accountability“Accountability remains something that is assumed in the United States as well as the nations of the European Union. In Japan it is not. Accountability, everyone will agree, is good and necessary for democratic transparency and related platitudes. But there is a less immediately obvious but an actual primary reason why you want structures enforcing it in a political system. Its less visible function is that it protects powerholders against madness. When officials and politicians are held to account they are not only kept on their toes, but they themselves are forcefully reminded of what precisely it is that they are doing. If they do not accustom themselves to making a convincing case for their policies to outsiders, they tend to lose the habit of explaining it all to themselves.”Karel van Wolferen4 April 2017
Marcia Angell“No one knows the total amount provided by drug companies to physicians, but I estimate from the annual reports of the top 9 U.S.-based drug companies that it comes to tens of billions of dollars a year in North America alone.By such means, the pharmaceutical industry has gained enormous control over how doctors evaluate and use its own products. Its extensive ties to physicians, particularly senior faculty at prestigious medical schools, affect the results of research, the way medicine is practiced, and even the definition of what constitutes a disease.”Marcia Angell2009
John le CarréBig Pharma is also engaged in the deliberate seduction of the medical profession, country by country, worldwide. It is spending a fortune on influencing, hiring and purchasing academic judgement to a point where, in a few years' time, if Big Pharma continues unchecked on its present happy path, unbought medical opinion will be hard to find.”John le Carré
European Parliament“A fourth Euro MP caught up in a "cash-for-laws" scandal has denied wrongdoing as the European Parliament investigates corruption allegations. Spanish MEP Pablo Zalba said he had been "deceived" by the Sunday Times undercover reporters and had not accepted their offer of cash.
But he said he did amend draft legislation at the request of the reporters posing as lobbyists.

Two other MEPs have resigned in the affair and a third has left his party. Mr Zalba, of Spain's centre-right Popular Party (PP), said he was the victim of a "trap", in which the pretend lobbyists had requested two amendments to draft legislation on consumer protection.

He said he rejected the first amendment but agreed to put forward the second because he thought it would help protect small investors, Spain's El Pais news website reported. According to the UK's Sunday Times newspaper, the undercover team made it clear to Mr Zalba that he would be paid for his services”
BBC
Laurence Peters
2010
Peter GøtzscheBribery is routine and involves large amounts of money. Almost every type of person who can affect the interests of the industry has been bribed: doctors, hospital administrators, cabinet ministers, health inspectors, customs officers, tax assessors, drug registration officials, factory inspectors, pricing officials and political parties. In Latin America, posts as ministers of health are avidly sought, as these ministers are almost invariably rich with wealth coming from the drug industry. In the beginning of this chapter, I asked the question whether we are seeing a lone bad apple now and then, or whether pretty much the whole basket is rotten. What we are seeing is organised crime in an industry that is completely rotten.”Peter Gøtzsche2013
John Hnatio“Do not believe for one minute the FBI’s pretty little webpage declaring what a good job they are doing in fighting government corruption. In my job, I have been reporting U.S. government criminal conduct against small businesses to the FBI for many years. In every case, the FBI has simply turned a blind eye to the corruption whenever it involves another federal agency. The harsh political reality of the matter is that investigating corruption in the government has fallen to last place on the list of the FBI’s priorities.”John Hnatio2016
Law“Laws are like cobwebs, which may catch small flies, but let wasps and hornets break through.”Jonathan Swift1709

 

Related Documents

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:Censorship and Freedom of Speechblog post1 October 2008Craig Murray
Document:Shell Game, A Whistleblowing Report to the United States CongressreportScott BennettA report to congress
Document:Stench of Corruptionarticle5 August 2014William EngdahlBrief introduction to a story of deep in-your-face corruption involving the US Vice President Joe Biden, his son Hunter Biden, oligarch Ihor Kolomoisky and the shale gas deposits of Eastern Ukraine
File:WikiLeaks-Australian-suppression-order.pdflegal document19 June 2014Australia Supreme CourtAustralian Supreme Court secret super-injunction preventing the publication of information about a corruption case involving 17 named individuals including senior Malaysian, Indonesian, Vietnamese politicians and Reserve Bank of Australia directors


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