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Maybe Italy's Politicians Aren't Crazier Than Ours
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The Northern League disappointed many of its supporters' hopes and expectations for destroying the partyocracy by allying itself with Berlusconi, comfortably replacing their political rivals in Rome and engaging in corrupt practices that matched those …

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Emanuel fires red-light camera company over Chicago-style political corruption
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In conjunction with this move by Emanuel, it is being reported that the chairman of Redlex's Australian parent company stepped down and traded in stock this week due to the growing investigation into the Chicago corruption related to the company.

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'Pay-to-Play' Corruption: Chevron, Campaign Contributions and Government …
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Federal law reads unequivocally that contractors shall not make "any such contribution to any political party, committee or candidate for public office or to any person for any political purpose or use." These laws have been upheld by the courts over …

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Auditor: Kentucky has tolerated `political culture of low expectations and …
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“The second is that we have too often tolerated a political culture of low expectations and corruption.” To overcome those obstacles, he said, Kentucky residents have to be able to afford to make the investment in people and allow children to grow up …

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Corruption destroys political legitimacy
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Everywhere you look you can sense "something is wrong".No doubt, over the last 23 years since the release of Nelson Mandela in February 1990, we have produced bright and charismatic leaders. Many have risen to international stature and are significant …

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Sequesters To Trim Government Debt; Malls Raise Consumer Debt for The …
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Durban, South Africa: Back in 2002, South Africa hosted a UN environmental Summit on sustainability. It drew a rag tag army of green activists from all over the world, many excited to visit the now free South Africa that they fought for through the …

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Never Pay The National Debt
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John Cochrane thinks the federal government should take advantage of today's low interest rates by refinancing as much of the national debt as possible into long-dated securities. Dylan Matthews speaks to some Treasury officials who explain why they …

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