When SYMPTOMS are considered, rather than CAUSES, illnesses can’t be eradicated. But the National Debt and the Governments’ ‘borrowing spending requirements’, the creation of money and its nature are about what’s so dishonest about our money system.
The ‘kleptocracy tour’ is certainly a sick-making symptom – at the other end of the money spectrum with homelessness and joblessness.
Ken Loach was so shocked by a ‘decision-maker’ deciding over someone’s ability to work – who cares whether ‘austerity measures’ can provide for jobs at all – that he directed the film I, Daniel Blake which was welcomed with tears in Cannes.
Transparency International produces excellent research into the most glaring corrupt activities at home in the UK, as spelled out in this briefing:
- political funding,
- peer appointments,
- police corruption,
- procurement and local government.
However, Transparency International also demand
- Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies, which host hundreds of thousands of secret companies and legal entities, to publish time-bound plans of action for publishing registries that show the names of the real people – beneficial owners – of the companies and legal entities incorporated there.
Nation states as vehicles of abuse to ‘speak in your name’.
Corporations as method of deception to hide real people.
- exposing corruption;
- preventing corruption;
- punishing the facilitators of corruption: lawyers, bankers, property dealers;
- driving out corruption;
- and protecting civil society and journalists.
Mind the gap: between what they say and what they do… The UK is in position 10, together with Germany and Luxembourg. But the map shows clearly: the origin of capitalism in the ‘clean’ Western countries ‘export’ corruption into public institutions worldwide…
Will we shine our light sufficiently to stop Criminals ruling the World???
Transparency International answer “What is Corruption?” with:
The abuse of entrusted power for private gain.