Corruption

Goldman Sachs and Venezuelan Blood Money
Goldman Sachs and Venezuelan Blood Money

Last month Goldman Sachs confirmed it handed a blood-soaked economic lifeline to the authoritarian socialist government of President Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela.

Carbon Credits: A Good Idea for Environmentalists, Not Such a Good Idea for Amazon Tribal Population
Carbon Credits: A Good Idea for Environmentalists, Not Such a Good Idea for Amazon Tribal Population

For big industries and environmental NGOs, purchasing UN-sanctioned carbon credits in indigenous reservations seemed to be a good idea. However, the morality of the whole thing is gray.

A Quick Primer on the Role of the U.S. in Foreign Kleptocracy and Corruption
A Quick Primer on the Role of the U.S. in Foreign Kleptocracy and Corruption

The problem is that the U.S. is the world’s home for corruption. The corrupt inside our borders use the same system as the corrupt outside our borders.

Twenty-seven Years after the Velvet Revolution: The Enduring Problem of a Contaminated Moral Environment
Twenty-seven Years after the Velvet Revolution

It is now clear that four decades of totalitarian oppression has impacted post-communist European countries even more adversely than originally thought.

How Ideology-Ridden Politics Transformed Brazil into a Bribe-ocracy
How Ideology-Ridden Politics Transformed Brazil into a Bribe-ocracy

“Bribe-ocracy” is the new term that had to be created exclusively for the scandal that the Brazilian justice system has been uncovering.

Zuma Nkandla Homestead
Chopping Ugly Heads off Stiffened Necks

“Constitutionalism, accountability, and the rule of law constitute the sharp and mighty sword that stands ready to chop the ugly head of impunity off its stiffened neck.” Thus the Constitutional Court of South Africa wrote in what is known as The Nkandla Case.