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Do Business Schools Incubate Criminals?

Do Business Schools Incubate Criminals? | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
The recent scandals at Barclays Plc, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and other banks might give the impression that the financial sector has some serious morality problems.
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Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating?
If everyone in the Business, Economic and Political world would play by the rules and be ethical - what kind of world would we have?
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3 key steps to end corruption

3 key steps to end corruption | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
As an increasingly integrated global community, we now stand at a crossroads. The United Nations Millennium Development Goals are reaching their conclusion in 2015, and discussions are advancing on the targets that will shape the UN Post-2015 Development Agenda. The outcome of these discussions will be the identification of the core areas that require global attention to ensure the achievement of sustainable development. I am firmly convinced that for sustainable development to take hold, renewed attention and focus must be given to curbing all forms and manifestations of corruption worldwide.
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'Fake research' comes under scrutiny - BBC News

'Fake research' comes under scrutiny - BBC News | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
The scale of "fake research" in the UK appears to have been underestimated, a BBC investigation suggests.
Official data points to about 30 allegations of research misconduct between 2012 and 2015.
However, figures obtained by the BBC under Freedom of Information rules identified hundreds of allegations over a similar time period at 23 universities alone.
There are growing concerns around the world over research integrity.
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4 Tactics Used by Monsanto to Undermine Potential Link Between Glyphosate and Cancer

4 Tactics Used by Monsanto to Undermine Potential Link Between Glyphosate and Cancer | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
Emails unsealed in a California lawsuit last week reveal that agribusiness giant Monsanto engaged in activities aimed at undermining efforts to evaluate a potential link between glyphosate—the active ingredient of the company's popular herbicide Roundup—and cancer. The documents reveal the company's plans to seed the scientific literature with a ghostwritten study and its efforts to delay and prevent U.S. government assessments of the product's safety.
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New cars much less fuel efficient than manufacturers claim, research finds

New cars much less fuel efficient than manufacturers claim, research finds | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
Australian Automobile Association finds fuel use on average 25% higher than claimed on consumption label displayed on new cars
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7mn people face starvation as Yemen heads towards man-made famine – Oxfam

7mn people face starvation as Yemen heads towards man-made famine – Oxfam | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
The situation in war-ravaged Yemen is starting to resemble a man-made famine, with almost seven million people “knowingly” pushed towards starvation, the latest report from the international humanitarian organization Oxfam says.
The ongoing “complex and bloody [civil] war” between the Houthi rebels and forces loyal to ousted President Mansur Hadi has led to the deaths of thousands, as the conflict peaked in 2015, the paper says. Attempts by the Saudi-led coalition to drive back the Houthis have only added to the plight of the people.

Over the past year, “airstrikes and fighting” have led to the deaths of around 7,600 people, with an average of 70 deaths a day, Oxfam said, calling on the world to not ignore the misery in the region.

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Uber Canada urges government to retain tax advantage

Uber Canada urges government to retain tax advantage | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
Uber Canada on Thursday urged the Canadian government to retain a tax advantage available to ride-services companies, a day after the country's Liberal administration proposed removing the measure.

The new national budget unveiled on Wednesday said the government planned to amend Canada's Excise Tax Act to redefine ride-sharing firms as taxi companies.

This would force the government to collect the goods and services tax (GST) on every ride provided, just as traditional taxi operators are required to do.
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37 maps that explain how America is a nation of immigrants

37 maps that explain how America is a nation of immigrants | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
It's impossible to understand the country without knowing who's been kept out, who's been let in, and how they've been treated once they arrive.

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Brazil meat-packing giants 'exported rotten beef' - BBC News

Brazil meat-packing giants 'exported rotten beef' - BBC News | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
The authorities in Brazil suspended 33 government officials amid allegations that some of the country's biggest meat processors have been selling rotten beef and poultry for years.
Three meat processing plants have also been closed and another 21 are under scrutiny.
Much of the meat produced by the companies accused is exported to Europe and other parts of the world.
Brazil is the world's largest red meat exporter.
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FOI Shows BC Businesses Fought Hard against CPP Improvements | The Tyee

"The B.C. government was flooded with business submissions opposing improvements to the Canada Pension Plan changes and even threatening layoffs if the province accepted the federal proposal for change.

The provincial government missed the initial deadline for ratifying the improvements last July 15, saying it needed more time to hear from British Columbians and asking for comments. The province backed the changes in October.

The submissions were released to The Tyee after a freedom of information request. The names of commentators were redacted."

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Shell CEO warns of “disappearing” public patience on carbon emissions

Shell CEO warns of “disappearing” public patience on carbon emissions | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
Well, that got dark. Royal Dutch Shell CEO Ben van Beurden offered a fretful and grim assessment Thursday of a dangerous disconnect between his industry and the public. "I do think trust has been eroded to the point where it starts to become a serious issue for our long term future," he said at the CERAWeek energy conference in Houston.
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S Africa poised to permit domestic trade in rhino horn | Africa

S Africa poised to permit domestic trade in rhino horn | Africa | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
Friday is the last day on which South Africans can register their approval, or disapproval, of a draft law permitting trade in rhinoceros horn. Private rhino owners welcome the bill, conservationists are worried.
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Hounded and ridiculed for complaining of rape - BBC News

Hounded and ridiculed for complaining of rape - BBC News | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
When soldiers went searching for militants in Myanmar's Rakhine state last October, the result for members of the Rohingya minority was disastrous. Villages were burned, men were killed, women were sexually abused. And when one woman complained of rape, she was accused of lying by the office of the country's leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, and hounded by vengeful soldiers.
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To Stop an Endless Cycle of Corruption, History Says Fix the System, Not the Politician

To Stop an Endless Cycle of Corruption, History Says Fix the System, Not the Politician | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it

"It was too easy, the muckraker Lincoln Steffens began to argue, to believe that bad politicians were just immoral people. Instead he asked his massive readership to look at the structure rather than the individual, to think about the warped systems that enabled political corruption, and to consider the ways angry voters inadvertently encouraged behavior they condemned."

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Fighting land corruption in Sub-Saharan Africa: Widows tell their story

Fighting land corruption in Sub-Saharan Africa: Widows tell their story | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
Transparency International is the global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption.
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Reports expose widespread use of child labor in the Congo

In late February, Sky News aired an investigative report centered on the utilization of child labor in cobalt mines in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The investigation shed light on a vastly complex apparatus of the most brutal forms of exploitation utilized to extract the Congo’s vast mineral wealth.

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EcoVadis's curator insight, March 27, 11:52 AM

Yet another report showing child labour is still prevalent in Congo - How are you ensuring there in no child labour in your supply chain?

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90 years later, the broadcast public interest standard remains ill-defined | Brookings Institution

90 years later, the broadcast public interest standard remains ill-defined | Brookings Institution | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it

"The public interest standard has governed broadcast radio and television since Congress passed the Radio Act of 1927. However, decades of successive court cases and updated telecommunications laws have done little to clarify what falls into the public interest. The Radio Act gave local broadcasters monopolies over specific channels of electromagnetic spectrum to reduce interference on public airwaves. In exchange for control over a limited resource, the text of the law instructs broadcasters to operate in the “public interest, convenience, and necessity”. A recently released paper by Center for Technology Innovation Nonresident Senior Fellow Stuart N. Brotman outlines the legislative, judicial, and regulatory history of this public interest standard and offers some recommendations for how it might be reformed."

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The Staggering Wealth Of Mexico City

The Staggering Wealth Of Mexico City | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
Walk on the streets and you´ll be exposed to its informal economy: people who do what they can to eke out a living including washing windshields, selling food, or even singing, dancing, and performing acrobatics for a tip.

What Americans may not know is that Mexico City is home to the wealthiest people, the poshest neighborhoods, the most exclusive shops, entertainment venues, and cultural centers on the planet.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, December 1, 2016 12:57 PM

Mexico City has been the economic center of Mexico for a long time and is a true primate city. "Wealth accumulation in Mexico City has historically been concentrated in the hands of a few. In colonial times, the elite was mostly composed of Spanish-born immigrants who held high-ranking offices or worked as business owners or export-oriented merchants. Later, the wealthy were those who owned large estates known as haciendas…It is estimated that around 40 percent of Mexico’s income is owned by just 10 percent of its population, while 52.3 percent of Mexican citizens live in poverty."

 

Tags: urban, megacitieseconomic, labor, Mexico.

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Contrasts found in large cities 

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, March 22, 11:08 AM
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Apple 'paid no tax' in New Zealand for at least a decade - BBC News

Apple 'paid no tax' in New Zealand for at least a decade - BBC News | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
Apple is facing scrutiny in New Zealand following reports it paid no tax for at least a decade, despite having logged billions in sales.
An investigation by the New Zealand Herald newspaper found Apple's local unit paid about NZ$37m ($26m; £21m) in taxes since 2007 in Australia instead.
Apple New Zealand's parent company is registered in Australia and the two countries have a treaty where tax is only paid in one jurisdiction.
Apple said the arrangement was legal.
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malek's comment, March 24, 8:20 AM
looks completely legal, and we know that it takes and idiot 20 years to catch a genius
pdeppisch's comment, March 24, 10:24 AM
Lots of things are legal! But is it justice and does it, above all, pay for our civilization? Assholes - politicians who hand out sweetheart deals. Make that f* assholes.
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Special Report: Police union contracts offer shield of protection

Special Report: Police union contracts offer shield of protection | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
Reuters examined police union contracts across the country and found a pattern of protections afforded officers: Many contracts erase disciplinary records or allow police to forfeit sick leave for suspensions. Meantime, residents face hurdles in pursuing complaints.
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pdeppisch's comment, March 24, 10:04 AM
In essence "the Mafia" for want of a better word has been selling protection - whether needed or not to the ordinary citizen since humans started farming and we have chiefs and medicine men. Maybe even before that. Feudal lords sold protection. And today the "nation state" sells protection. The police and army is there to protect who? It is there to protect the elite and the aristocracy and the oligarchy. Tinanmen Square. All those police actions against union strikers back in the 30's and going back into the 1900's. When the Black Death wiped out 50%? of the population and the Lords passed laws that people had to work for the old wages and if they were serfs they were not allowed to run away, etc. Slavery is alive and well. The earth needs less humans and more natural animals. But if you get total birth control them maybe there won't be any cheap labour and/or slaves. It is all about the money as money gets you power and power corrupts. Because money and power buys illegal things. It allows bribes. Yeah - I think Hobbes was right and I think Nietzsche also pointed out the criminality of humans. And Machiavelli apparently told it like it was and is and will be. Apparently, there was the equivalent of Machiavelli in India.. I am reading the book "The Idea of Justice". And basically if the institutions don't work you don't have justice. But then the guys from why Nations Fail already said that. ANd that is why Hobbes wanted a KING no matter what. Bad tyrannical government is better than no government. You need order. And since lif is not fair who cares. Except the top of the house games the system. A modern state whould be like Las Vegas - only take 10% ??? of the money. http://www.lasvegas4newbies.com/chap10-2.html
pdeppisch's comment, March 24, 10:08 AM
The Idea of Justice https://www.theguardian.com/books/2009/nov/07/amartya-sen-justice-book-review
pdeppisch's comment, March 24, 10:41 AM
Black Death and Labour shortage and laws - not justice - laws! http://www.economist.com/blogs/freeexchange/2013/10/economic-history-1
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Legal battle over wolves heats up in California

Legal battle over wolves heats up in California | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
Wildlife conservation advocates are helping fend off a nuisance lawsuit by a right wing group that seeks to end state endangered species protection for wolves in California.  The lawsuit, brought against the California Fish and Wildlife Commission by the Pacific Legal Foundation, falsely claims that wolves are ineligible for state protection. Like many other legal actions filed by the group, this one is aimed mainly at harassing government agencies and others working in the public interest.
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Tyee Poll: What Should Be Done Next to End Sexism in BC’s Restaurant Industry? | The Tyee

Last month, The Tyee published a series by Rachel Sanders on sexism in the restaurant industry. The series detailed servers’ stories of harassment, forced dress codes, and comments about “the way my butt looks, the way my boobs look… the way my outfit looks on me.”
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Shepard Smith Is Fed Up: 'It's Too Much Lying, Too Much Russia, Too Much Smoke'

Shepard Smith Is Fed Up: 'It's Too Much Lying, Too Much Russia, Too Much Smoke' | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
The Fox News host rails against latest Michael Flynn bombshell.
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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, March 10, 7:19 AM
Trump and nearly his whole team is dangerous to the nation and to world stability. Listen to Shepherd and also read the news running under him. Trump's hate encourages those known to be more reactive even on a good day to negatively react and sadly with just cause. Trump and team are spoilt people that get think everyone will do what they want because they have money and/or power to make them. Good and Great Leaders lead people to be their best self and unit people to work collaboratively. Bad or evil leaders are usually charismatic bullies that give a few the right to assist them in bullying everyone they can.
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Iran: paralyzed by environmental neglect | DW Environment

Iran: paralyzed by environmental neglect | DW Environment | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
Iranian politicians like to refer to their country as an "island of stability" in the Middle East. But the country has severe environmental problems, and nobody feels responsible - with wide-reaching consequences.
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Six years after Fukushima - women and children still suffer most | DW Environment

Six years after Fukushima - women and children still suffer most | DW Environment | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
The Japanese government is trying to get back to normality after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, but the crisis is far from over for women and children, says Greenpeace. Thousands of mothers have sued the authorities.
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Texas Lawmakers Drew District Lines To Weaken Influence Of Hispanic Voters, Court Finds

Texas Lawmakers Drew District Lines To Weaken Influence Of Hispanic Voters, Court Finds | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - Texas lawmakers drew up three U.S. congressional districts to undermine the influence of Hispanic voters, a divided panel of three federal judges ruled, in the latest development in a years-long battle over gerrymandering.

In the decision announced late on Friday, U.S. District Judges Xavier Rodriguez and Orlando Garcia in San Antonio found that the districts’ shapes diluted minority voters’ power, either by splitting communities into different districts or concentrating minorities in a single area to limit their sway.
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