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Sepp Blatter: 'I Did Not Resign'

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 06.26.2015 | Sports

Oh man.

Good Governance: Well-Meaning Slogan Or Desirable Development Goal?

Bjørn Lomborg | Posted 06.25.2015 | World
Bjørn Lomborg

Corruption last year cost the world more than one trillion dollars. That is a trillion dollars we can't use to get better healthcare, education, food and environment.

Why Do Prosecutors Fight to Maintain Wrongful Convictions?

Lorenzo Johnson | Posted 06.24.2015 | Crime
Lorenzo Johnson

When it comes to our criminal justice system, prosecutor and police misconduct remains the elephant in the courtroom. Sometimes it is spoken about, but rarely is any action taken.

No Whistleblowing for David, Only Goliath

Sue Veres Royal | Posted 06.24.2015 | Impact
Sue Veres Royal

We know that nonprofits make enormous contributions to society. To protect the integrity of the sector, a revision to this law is needed. In the meantime, nonetheless, I hope you will step forward if you find yourself in a situation in which unethical practices are taking place.

'The Cartel' A Conversation With Don Winslow

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 06.22.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Don Winslow is known to thriller lovers everywhere, especially after his extraordinary novel, Savages, which was made into a riveting film directed by Oliver Stone.

Germany's Leadership Role in Advancing Economic Freedom: Opportunity for All, Favoritism for None

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 06.19.2015 | World
Natasha Srdoc

The topics of strengthening the transatlantic partnership and advancing economic freedom were brought to the forefront, when we gathered in Brussels at a dinner event of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in December 2014.

Spain's Indicted Princess Lodges $2.7 Million To Help Cover Bail

AP | Posted 06.18.2015 | World

MADRID (AP) — Spain's Princess Cristina and her husband have lodged 2.4 million euros ($2.7 million) in a court account to cover some of the bail se...

Departure of AFC General Secretary: Business as Usual in a Swamp of Corruption Allegations

James Dorsey | Posted 06.17.2015 | Sports
James Dorsey

Transparency appears nowhere on the radar of Asian soccer governors as global soccer reels from the worst crisis in the sport's history. That was evident in a terse statement issued by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) announcing the resignation of its suspended general secretary, Dato Alex Soosay.

How the Media Helps (and Hurts) Wrongfully Convicted Prisoners

Lorenzo Johnson | Posted 06.12.2015 | Crime
Lorenzo Johnson

The media cannot continue to be selective in choosing which cases -- which innocent lives, that is -- to bring to the public's attention. We are talking about human beings, here, after all. Why do we have to spend 10, 15, 20, 25, or more years in prison before the mainstream media will break stories of our innocence?

Spain's King Strips Sister Of Duchess Title

Reuters | Posted 06.12.2015 | World

MADRID, June 12 (Reuters) - Spain's King Felipe VI has stripped the title of duchess from his sister, the palace said, heaping pressure on Cristina ...

Reforming Soccer Governance: Tackling Political Corruption Alongside Financial Wrongdoing

James Dorsey | Posted 06.08.2015 | Sports
James Dorsey

The mushrooming governance scandal in world soccer body FIFA increasingly spotlights political in addition to financial corruption in global soccer.

Corrupt Execs, Corporate Accountability and Human Rights: Untangling the Net Around Corporate Criminal Prosecutions

Katie Shay | Posted 06.04.2015 | Crime
Katie Shay

The potential that Nike may not face charges connected with the recent FIFA scandal would be all too consistent with the trend of corporations getting away with criminal activity, with hugely detrimental effects for the protection of human rights.

Hillary Clinton's Bought-And-Paid-For Favors for Keystone XL Deal

Eric Zuesse | Posted 06.04.2015 | Politics
Eric Zuesse

This isn't to say that she's any worse than other Republicans; it's merely to note that, like with Obama, her calling herself a 'Democrat' doesn't make any difference, other than to fool a different group of suckers.

Three Ways to Restore Human Value in Corporate Cultures

Kare Anderson | Posted 06.02.2015 | Business
Kare Anderson

In most companies today, the focus of attitudes, language and behavior is on task excellence and achieving results. This is necessary, but insufficient.

Super Egos Without Superegos: Continuing Corruption in Corporate Compensation

Neil S. Greenspan | Posted 06.02.2015 | Business
Neil S. Greenspan

Those executives who claim that their rewards are conferred by the logic of the market are either lacking in economic understanding or are being disingenuous. There is no honest market for corporate leadership.

FIFA and the Politics of Corruption

Robert Wilson | Posted 06.01.2015 | Sports
Robert Wilson

There have long been rumors circulating that corruption was behind the award of both bids. And without question, given the magnitude of what the FIFA World Cup has become, billions of dollars are at stake.

Blatter's Pyrrhic Victory is FIFA's Defeat

Marco Vicenzino | Posted 06.01.2015 | Sports
Marco Vicenzino

The shameful indictments of 14 top organization officials for alleged activities under Blatter's watch has inflicted a devastating blow to FIFA's legitimacy and Blatter's continuously eroding credibility.

Blatter Enables AFC to Keep Its Skeletons Under Lock and Key

James Dorsey | Posted 06.01.2015 | Sports
James Dorsey

Embattled FIFA president Sepp Blatter has spun the world soccer body's crisis as a public relations and reputation management issue and a problem caused by individuals rather than a crisis resulting from financial and political corruption embedded in FIFA's culture.

Soccer's FIFA Is Morally Bankrupt -- Corporations Should Suspend Sponsorships Until Blatter Resigns

Bill George | Posted 06.01.2015 | Sports
Bill George

The FIFA situation raises a difficult issue: How can corrupt global organizations be transformed when those governing them re-elect themselves? In this situation, they also have too much money and limited financial controls.

Where's the Ref? FIFA -- A Sports Body Playing Without Rules

Sharan Burrow | Posted 05.28.2015 | Sports
Sharan Burrow

Football, or soccer as it is known, is a game of two halves. It's a game with rules and a referee. FIFA, the governing body for football, follows neither the rule of law or has the oversight of a referee.

Qatar's Unintended Sporting Legacy: A FIFA Clean-Up, Exposure of Political Corruption, and Corporate Sponsor Rethink

James Dorsey | Posted 05.28.2015 | Sports
James Dorsey

Qatar's 2022 World Cup is promising to be a rare example of a mega sporting event that leaves a legacy of social, political and economic change - but not in the way the Gulf state's ruling family had imagined.

The Brazenly Illegal Behavior of Big Banks

Frank Vogl | Posted 05.27.2015 | Business
Frank Vogl

Three strikes and you are out in baseball. Three strikes -- irrespective of the crime -- and you're in prison long-term in the United States. Now, the bankers need to be subjected to the "Three Strikes and You're Out" rule.

The U.S. Just Charged A Bunch Of World Soccer Officials With Corruption. John Oliver Knew All Along.

Daniel Marans | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics

On Wednesday, the U.S. extradited 14 top international soccer officials on federal corruption charges. But HBO's John Oliver had them dead to rights l...

Spin Fail as Clinton Foundation Keeps Books Firmly Shut

Till Bruckner | Posted 05.21.2015 | Media
Till Bruckner

Earlier this month, I was in Marrakech to cover the Clinton Global Initiative schmoozefest and make up my mind about whether the Clinton Foundation is as sinister as its critics make it out to be.

Earthquake in Nepal: Much Left to Be Done

Akshan deAlwis | Posted 05.21.2015 | Impact
Akshan deAlwis

There has been a tremendous amount of support from the international community, with USAID working to bring close to 50 tons of supplies, and Chinese and Indian disaster response teams mobilizing only a day after the quake.