Spreading Stain of Corruption

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The trend of spreading corruption means political and economic institutions and practices will become increasing corrupt, increasingly serving the short-term interests of elites and criminal kingpins over the long-term interests of humanity.

Money Laundering

  • "G20 governments including the US and China have failed to deliver on their promise to fight corruption by adopting laws to end the secrecy that makes it easy for the corrupt to hide their identity and shift money across international borders." [1]


Undue Influence


  1. Transparency International Report, "Transparency International report shows G20 countries fail to keep their promises on fighting crime," 12 November 2015

External Links

  • Transparency International - thought leader in the issue of corruption; maintains the "Corruption Perception Index"
  • Campaign Legal Center - "a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that defends and protects our democracy in the areas of campaign finance, voting rights, political communication and government ethics."
  • Democracy 21 - works "to eliminate the undue influence of big money in American politics, prevent government corruption, empower citizens in the political process and ensure the integrity and fairness of government decisions and elections."
  • Center for Responsive Politics - a non-profit, nonpartisan research group based in Washington, D.C. that tracks the effects of money and lobbying on elections and public policy.
  • Worldwide Governance Indicators (WGI) - The World Bank's analyses of each nation's quality of governance, with the following six factors:
    • Voice and Accountability
    • Political Stability and Absence of Violence
    • Government Effectiveness
    • Regulatory Quality
    • Rule of Law
    • Control of Corruption