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Practicing What You Preach: A Lesson for Walmart's Bosses

12 Comments | Posted April 26, 2012 | 10:48 AM

Allegations that Walmart paid millions of dollars in bribes to build up its empire in Mexico should act as a warning sign to corporations everywhere. A culture of bribery in a subsidiary is unacceptable, but failing to deal with it would be even worse.

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A Year After Corruption Ignited the Arab Spring, Do Citizens Have a Greater Voice?

66 Comments | Posted December 29, 2011 | 7:46 AM

A year ago, Tunisians were in the process of bringing down a corrupt leader. It all started on 17 December 2010 when Tunisian fruit-seller Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire outside the building of the local officials who had abused him. With that extraordinary act of protest, the Arab Spring...

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