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Current Politics and the "McCrory"

Harold Lloyd | Posted 04.11.2016 | Politics
Harold Lloyd

North Carolina's governor Pat McCrory has repeatedly used a form of political dishonesty that lacks a well-recognized label. Lacking such a label, this tactic often goes unnoticed and unaddressed. To remedy this, I suggest a precise and well-earned label: a "McCrory."

Stupid Is As Stupid Votes: Mossack Fonseca and the Tax Inversion Perversion

Sam Corey | Posted 04.08.2016 | Politics
Sam Corey

Co-authored by Cyrus Jabbari, USC student and researcher When 11.5 million files from the database of Mossack Fonseca were revealed to the public, it...

What You Need to Know About Shell Companies and Corruption in the Wake of the Panama Papers

Hera Hussain | Posted 04.08.2016 | Home
Hera Hussain

On Sunday, the Internet experienced a meltdown of a different kind. With an unprecedented 2.6 terabytes of data, or 11.5 million confidential documents leaked from a popular Panamanian corporate service provider,  there is now an impressive amount of investigation going on.

With Catholic Votes In Play, Sanders Plans Vatican Visit

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 04.08.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON, April 8 (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will speak at an event in the Vatican next week, likely broadeni...

Why state capture is a regressive step for any society

The Conversation Africa | Posted 04.08.2016 | Home
The Conversation Africa

Ongama Mtimka, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University The state is a very important institution, determining "who gets what, when, and how", in Harol...

What Happens When Corruption Is Systemic

Joe Brewer | Posted 04.08.2016 | Politics
Joe Brewer

As the media is quite likely to frame the Panama Papers as a few bad apples using legal financial instruments, I would like to offer an alternative that keeps our mental eye on the ball. Here's what really matters.

Africa Declining or Rising?

Paul Mashegoane | Posted 04.06.2016 | Business
Paul Mashegoane

There is a narrative that Africa is rich underground, not above ground with the notion of the resource curse. The Economist in 2000, published a magaz...

Keep a Close Watch on the Panama Papers, the Biggest, Most Damning Data Leak in the History of Journalism

Auditi Guha | Posted 04.14.2016 | Home
Auditi Guha

There is no doubt that this is going to be an enormous, gigantic, gargantuan deal in months to come as the documents reveal how one firm helped the one percent launder money, dodge sanctions and evade tax with help from accountants, lawyers, banks and trusts.

From Panama Papers to Brazilian Bribes: Why Corruption Is So Costly

The Conversation US | Posted 04.06.2016 | Business
The Conversation US

Corruption is highlighted by the media because the amounts being exchanged are often huge. The real reason corruption should be headline news is that it steals a bit of economic prosperity from every person each time it occurs.

The Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How of the Shocking #PanamaPapers

Kicker | Posted 04.05.2016 | Home

]Panama, long famous for its beautiful beaches, is now known for the instantly infamous #PanamaPapers. (Charlie Leu/Flickr) Ahh... the beach. Who kne...

The Problem Of Money In Politics Goes Way Beyond Citizens United

Nick Penniman | Posted 04.07.2016 | Politics
Nick Penniman

Even if we abolished super PACs tomorrow we would do nothing to incentivize our elected leaders to talk to anyone other than the very wealthy. They'll still need donors who can "max out," and that probably doesn't include me, or you or anyone you know.

Zuma court ruling: South Africans witness a massive day for democracy

The Conversation Africa | Posted 04.01.2016 | Home
The Conversation Africa

The accountability of public governance in South Africa has come a long way since 1994. When the transitional constitution was hammered out in negotiations in 1993, the primary consideration was to establish an unshakeable commitment to government under law in terms of a binding constitution.

McCrory and House Bill 2

Harold Lloyd | Posted 04.02.2016 | Politics
Harold Lloyd

After Gov. McCrory hastily signed it, North Carolina's House Bill 2 has received considerable news coverage because of the message it sends to the LGBT community and to those who care about them. Surprisingly, however, there seems much less talk about the way the legislation targets the rest of the state as well.

FBI And Justice Department Probing Unaoil Bribery Scandal

Fairfax Media and The Huffington Post | Nick Baumann | Posted 03.31.2016 | Politics

The FBI, U.S. Department of Justice and anti-corruption police in Britain and Australia have launched a joint investigation into revelations of a mass...

Unaoil's Huge New Corporate Bribery Scandal, Explained

The Huffington Post | Nick Baumann | Posted 04.11.2016 | Politics

On Wednesday, The Huffington Post and our Australian partner Fairfax Media published the results of a months-long investigation into Unaoil, a mysteri...

AFC rehires former executive accused of seeking to destroy corruption-related documents

James Dorsey | Posted 03.30.2016 | Sports
James Dorsey

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC), despite multiple legal inquiries into global soccer governance and a massive corruption scandal, has rehired a...

U.S. Oil Industry Giant Paid Millions To Company At Center Of Huge Corruption Scandal

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 03.30.2016 | Politics

The American engineering and construction firm KBR hired Unaoil -- an obscure Monaco-based company now involved in a massive international bribery sca...

Inside The Battle Against Global Corruption

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.19.2016 | Politics

Brazil's current and previous presidents face immense street protests over corruption allegations. Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta last year resi...

There's A Huge New Corporate Corruption Scandal. Here's Why Everyone Should Care.

The Huffington Post | Nick Baumann | Posted 04.11.2016 | Politics

Most people remember that the Arab Spring started with a guy who lit himself on fire. What they don’t remember is that he did it as a protest agains...

Brazil's Biggest Party Leaves Rousseff Isolated After Quitting Coalition

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 03.30.2016 | Home

BRASILIA, March 29 (Reuters) - Brazil's largest party announced on Tuesday it was leaving President Dilma Rousseff's governing coalition and pulling i...

What's Behind the Brain Drain in the Former Soviet Union

Armine Sahakyan | Posted 03.26.2017 | Home
Armine Sahakyan

One of the tragedies of living in a country that is both a dictatorship and a hotbed of corruption is that many people never get a chance to realize their potential, even with top educations and skills.

Brazil Has Had A Crazy Month In Politics. Here's What's Going On.

HuffPost Brazil | Sara Elkamel | Posted 03.31.2016 | Home

On Sunday, March 13, approximately 3 million Brazilians hit the streets to protest against President Dilma Rousseff as accusations of corruption built...

US Attorney Becomes Rock Star In Turkey For Arresting Erdogan's Partner

Mahir Zeynalov | Posted 03.25.2017 | Home
Mahir Zeynalov

Shortly after he was released from the jail, Reza Zarrab, at the heart of Turkey's colossal bribery scandal, said in a live TV interview that he is prepared to stand a trial before an impartial court.

Jury Rigging of Competitions Is So Rife That It's Funny in the Former Soviet Union

Armine Sahakyan | Posted 03.23.2017 | Home
Armine Sahakyan

Corruption in the region doesn't always involve a money payoff. The reward can also be a prize in an academic, music, sport or other kind of competition -- or even a beauty-pageant crown.

European Political Party Think Tanks: Channels for Illegal Campaign Finance?

Till Bruckner | Posted 03.22.2017 | Home
Till Bruckner

A study released last week by the Observatorio de Think Tanks reports that think tanks tied to political parties in Spain lack financial transparency,...