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Not to be confused with "anti-corruption".
Gerald James noted that "secrecy is the road to corruption and the two are never far apart."
|Attempted Coup of the Libertarian Party of New Hampshire||An event in June 2021.|
|Bilderberg/Effect||A sudden career advancement, such as might happen to a deep state functionary who attends a Bilderberg meeting|
|Bofors Affair||A collective name for two deals in which the Swedish arms manufacturer Bofors was involved in, including smuggling and bribes.|
|Conflict of interest||Where does loyalty lie? Corruption thrives when there is a conflict of interest.|
|Elite deviance||Criminality done by the rich and powerful.|
|Pay to play|
|Philanthropy||Now used regularly by PR agencies to white/green wash unsavoury activity and improve the profile of wealthy donors|
|Public-Private Partnership||An economic concept invented to loot public assets.|
|US/2020 Presidential election/Iowa DNC Caucuses||More proof that voting is a rigged joke. If elections were effective they'd make them illegal.|
|White-collar crime||Crimes by well educated people, often with high social status.|
|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 Wolferen||4 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 Angell||2009|
|John le Carré||“Big 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|
|Rodrigo Duterte||“I'm not claiming to be clean. I also stole a lot, but it's all used up. So, it's gone. ...corruption is really out during my term.”||Rodrigo Duterte|
|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”
|Peter Gøtzsche||“Bribery 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 Gøtzsche||2013|
|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 Hnatio||2016|
|Law||“Laws are like cobwebs, which may catch small flies, but let wasps and hornets break through.”||Jonathan Swift||1709|
|Document:Censorship and Freedom of Speech||blog post||1 October 2008||Craig Murray|
|Document:Shell Game, A Whistleblowing Report to the United States Congress||report||Scott Bennett||A report to congress|
|Document:Stench of Corruption||article||5 August 2014||William Engdahl||Brief 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.pdf||legal document||19 June 2014||Australia Supreme Court||Australian 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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