Dealing with the Consequences: Repairing the Social Damage caused by corruption

What do you steal when you bribe a government official? Do you cause any harm when you negotiate a kickback? Is it any different if “everybody does it”? When does your conflict of interest turn into an improper… Read More

Shopping for Governance

I used to like Gerard Depardieu’s performances until he said he would become Russian -just to avoid paying taxes in France, and went on to praise Russia’s democratic character[1]. He could at least have saved the last bit. … Read More

Of fraud, corruption and self-pity: What are corruption sanctions for?

The logic of Judge Rakoff is clean, whether one likes the consequence or not, so does his math. In rendering his decision on the Consent Judgment in S.E.C v Bank of America he considered the proposed agreement unfair,… Read More