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Serbian political parties "hornet's nest of corruption"
www.b92.net

"In Europe, political parties are regarded as unpopular institutions, but people realize they are necessary. Each party's leadership faces the question of how it could gain credibility, and the question that determines the fate of elections they are …

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Self-interest powers political corruption
www.centralwesterndaily.com.au

Politicians involved in corruption is no new thing. One of the central themes of Animal Farm is that power corrupts. So it is not surprising to see the recent reports of serving parliamentarians being arrested for fraud and the sensational evidence …

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Trail Dust: Albert B. Fall's name forever linked with political corruption
www.santafenewmexican.com

Controversy surrounded the life of New Mexico's Albert B. Fall. In spite of the prominent part he played in local politics, his name will forever remain under a cloud because of his role in the infamous Teapot Dome oil scandal of the 1920s. Forced to …

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High Debt Is a Real Drag
www.heritage.org

Three teams of economists have separately shown that high government debt has a negative effect on long-term economic growth. When government debt grows, private investment shrinks, lowering future growth and future wages. Estimates across …

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Is there a tipping point for government debt? And is the United States about …
www.washingtonpost.com

That is, that 80 percent public debt to GDP ratio is the point at which a nation becomes vulnerable to tipping points on debt. The idea is that once a nation has debt above that level, it becomes vulnerable to the kind of self-reinforcing vicious …

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Lloyds makes £3bn from UK government debt sales
www.telegraph.co.uk

The bank is likely to have bought the UK government bonds about four years as banks came under pressure to increase the amount of liquid securities they held on their balance sheet to provide emergency funding in the event of a new financial crisis.

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Alaskans who fight against government waste like Port Mac deserve thanks
www.alaskadispatch.com

Current construction costs for the 32-mile rail spur to Port Mac are estimated around $300 million, but like all big government projects, that number will certainly rise. And project proponents estimate annual operations and maintenance costs at …

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