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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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More plastic than fish in the sea by 2050, says Ellen MacArthur

More plastic than fish in the sea by 2050, says Ellen MacArthur | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
One refuse truck-worth of plastic is dumped into the sea every minute, and the situation is getting worse

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Tennis match fixing: Evidence of suspected match fixing revealed

Tennis match fixing: Evidence of suspected match fixing revealed | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
Secret files exposing evidence of widespread suspected match fixing at the top level of world tennis, including at Wimbledon, can be revealed by the BBC and BuzzFeed News.

Over the last decade 16 players who have ranked in the top 50 have been repeatedly flagged to the tennis integrity unit over suspicions they have thrown matches.

All of the players, including winners of Grand Slam titles, were allowed to continue competing.

The Tennis Integrity Unit - set up to police the sport - said it had a zero-tolerance approach to betting-related corruption.

The cache of documents passed to the BBC and Buzzfeed News include the findings of an investigation set up in 2007 by the organising body, the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).
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Emergency for Democracy: Unelected Manager Who Caused Flint Water Crisis Now Runs Detroit Schools

Emergency for Democracy: Unelected Manager Who Caused Flint Water Crisis Now Runs Detroit Schools | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
Flint’s water contamination crisis began in April 2014 after Darnell Earley, an unelected emergency manager appointed by Snyder, switched Flint’s water source to the long-polluted and corrosive Flint River in a bid to save money. Earley is now the emergency manager of Detroit Public Schools. This week, Detroit’s teachers have staged a series of "sickouts" to protest the vast underfunding of the public schools, which have black mold, rat infestations, crumbling buildings and inadequate staffing. We are joined by Curt Guyette, an investigative reporter for the ACLU of Michigan whose work focuses on emergency management and open government. Michigan has the most sweeping emergency management laws in the country, which allow the governor to appoint a single person to run financially troubled cities.

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South Carolina Family has Children Medically Kidnapped Based on Wrong Diagnosis from Child Abuse Specialist

South Carolina Family has Children Medically Kidnapped Based on Wrong Diagnosis from Child Abuse Specialist | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
When Tai Simmons-Roper and her husband Shawn took their 4 week old baby Braxton to Greenville Memorial Hospital in South Carolina for excessive spitting up, the

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Most medical studies misreport animal testing | Sci-Tech | DW.COM | 04.01.2016

Most medical studies misreport animal testing | Sci-Tech | DW.COM | 04.01.2016 | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
Roughly 70 percent of medical studies do not adequately report the number of animals used in experiments, according to a PLOS Biology report. The finding raises large questions about the validity of those experiments.
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What Europe Needs To Know About The Dutch Tax Haven

What Europe Needs To Know About The Dutch Tax Haven | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
s of this January 1, the Netherlands holds the Presidency of the European Union. This is a good occasion to put the spotlight on a well-kept Dutch secret: The Netherlands is one of the largest tax havens in Europe, indeed the world.

While minister of finance Jeroen Dijsselbloem – better known as head of the Euro Group – routinely denounces Greece’s “unwillingness” to reform its tax system, the Canadian mining company Gold Eldorado avoids paying taxes in Greece via his own country. While the Netherlands lambasted Cypriot banks in 2013 for laundering (Russian) money, oligarchs were invited in 2013 and 2014 to the Dutch embassy in Ukraine for a seminar by private Dutch law firms on how to avoid taxes via the Netherlands. Recently the European Commission decided that special Dutch tax breaks for Starbucks are illegal under European state aid rules.
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Switzerland signs deal to end banking secrecy | International Banker

Switzerland signs deal to end banking secrecy | International Banker | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it

Switzerland, in an effort to combat tax evasion and money laundering activities, has agreed to a deal with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) agreeing to exchange data with 60 other countries that will effectively end...


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Public sector revolving door is damaging the State - Independent.ie

Public sector revolving door is damaging the State - Independent.ie | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
This time, it's the turn of former secretary-general of the Department of Finance, John Moran, who has been snapped up as a consultant to car-hailing giant Uber and Japanese banking giant Nomura.

The former Finance chief quit his top civil service post last May after just two years in the role, during which time he was on secondment from the Central Bank.

Now, after a suitable post-public-sector 'cooling-off period', Moran is back with a bang.

A lawyer by training and a former investment banker by profession, the Limerick-born deal-maker is celebrating this week's news that Uber is creating an extra 300 jobs and investing €4m in a new customer-support hub in his native city.

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Britain still sends £1BILLION in aid to world's most corrupt nations

Britain still sends £1BILLION in aid to world's most corrupt nations | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
The scenes of misery across Yorkshire and Lancashire triggered outrage last night over Britain sqaundering cash on foreign aid.

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pdeppisch's comment, December 28, 2015 12:56 PM
The fact that 99.9% (probably exaggerated but not by much) winds up in Swiss Bank accounts has been my pet peeve for as long as I can remember - let's say some 50 years.
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Swiss Legislature Considers Ending Tax Deduction for Bribery

Swiss Legislature Considers Ending Tax Deduction for Bribery | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
Switzerland is mulling legislation to ban companies from deducting bribes paid to individuals from their taxes, another move to tighten what have been

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Cantor Fitzgerald Ordered to Pay $7.3 Million on Microcap Stocks - Investors Europe Asia

Cantor Fitzgerald Ordered to Pay $7.3 Million on Microcap Stocks - Investors Europe Asia | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
Cantor Fitzgerald LP, the trading firm run by Howard Lutnick, was fined $6 million over regulatory claims it sold unregistered microcap stocks and lacked an adequate anti-money-laundering program to detect the transactions.

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Chinese nationals get 20 years in jail for smuggling rhino horns - Africa Geographic

Chinese nationals get 20 years in jail for smuggling rhino horns - Africa Geographic | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
The 4 Chinese men that were arrested in Tanzania after they were found with 11 rhino horns hidden in their vehicle, have each been given a 20-year jail sentence.

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The Salvation Army - Combating Human Trafficking

The Salvation Army - Combating Human Trafficking | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
The Salvation Army is committed to the modern-day fight against human trafficking.

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Disgraceful 'Honour' for failing to protect people from poisons

Disgraceful 'Honour' for failing to protect people from poisons | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
Easy to miss in the New Year Honours list: a little-known civil servant for 'services to pesticides regulation'. But none the less shocking for that, writes Georgina Downs. Paul Hamey MBE is the very man who has been responsible for ensuring that rural residents receive no proper protection from repeated exposure to toxic mixtures of pesticides on nearby farms. Go figure.

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US visa system routinely gamed by human traffickers, says ex-federal official | Fox News

US visa system routinely gamed by human traffickers, says ex-federal official | Fox News | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
Human traffickers are exploiting the U.S. visa system by forcing young women to pose as fiancées or family members of American gang members, who force them into a life of misery once here, according to a former top federal immigration official.

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The man who studies the spread of ignorance

The man who studies the spread of ignorance | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
How do people or companies with vested interests spread ignorance and obfuscate knowledge? Georgina Kenyon finds there is a term which defines this phenomenon.

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Coal billionaire reaching into taxpayer pockets with refund request for defunct mine

Coal billionaire reaching into taxpayer pockets with refund request for defunct mine | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
Feds propose multimillion dollar fossil fuel rebate
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Against a backdrop of falling coal prices and the recent bankruptcy declaration of Arch Coal, the federal government is proposing to refund as much as $14 million dollars to Bill Koch. The billionaire claims he is entitled to the money because of “adverse geologic and engineering conditions” at the now-closed Oxbow Mine, near Somerset, along the Gunnison River in western Colorado.
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The Lawyer Who Became DuPont’s Worst Nightmare

The Lawyer Who Became DuPont’s Worst Nightmare | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
Rob Bilott was a corporate defense attorney for eight years. Then he took on an environmental suit that would upend his entire career — and expose a brazen, decades-long history of chemical pollution.

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When will banks learn that dodgy tax practices actually cost them dear? | Will Hutton

When will banks learn that dodgy tax practices actually cost them dear? | Will Hutton | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
Investment banking, the world of high-velocity trading in trillions of pounds of financial assets and mega-deals, wins few prizes in the integrity stakes

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Graham Watson's curator insight, January 3, 12:42 PM

Will Hutton with a combative piece on the practices of the world's leading investment banks: I don't want to be a bank basher but I think that there are some ethical issues here. If I didn't pay tax, I'd feel guilty: I wonder if some of these investment banks feel the same way.

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Privilege, Pathology and Power

Privilege, Pathology and Power | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
Wealth can be bad for your soul. That’s not just a hoary piece of folk wisdom; it’s a conclusion from serious social science, confirmed by statistical analysis and experiment. The affluent are, on average, less likely to exhibit empathy, less likely to respect norms and even laws, more likely to cheat, than those occupying lower rungs on the economic ladder.

And it’s obvious, even if we don’t have statistical confirmation, that extreme wealth can do extreme spiritual damage. Take someone whose personality might have been merely disagreeable under normal circumstances, and give him the kind of wealth that lets him surround himself with sycophants and usually get whatever he wants. It’s not hard to see how he could become almost pathologically self-regarding and unconcerned with others.
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16 Numbers That Explain Why Police Reform Became An Even Bigger Story In 2015

16 Numbers That Explain Why Police Reform Became An Even Bigger Story In 2015 | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
If 2014 was the year many people began asking hard questions about problems with policing, 2015 was the year we started getting answers that showed just how big these problems are.
Motivated by a series of high-profile killings of black males over the last half of 2014 -- and particularly young victims like 18-year-old Michael Brown and 12-year-old Tamir Rice -- the media spent much of 2015 focusing intently on the sorts of complaints that many poorer communities and communities of color had raised.
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17 of the Worst Corporate Crimes of 2015

17 of the Worst Corporate Crimes of 2015 | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
The ongoing corporate crime wave showed no signs of abating in 2015. BP paid a record $20 billion to settle the remaining civil charges relating to the Deepwater Horizon disaster (on top of the $4 billion in previous criminal penalties), and Volkswagen is facing perhaps even greater liability in connection with its scheme to evade emission standards.

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Latin Americans Stand Up To Corruption

Latin Americans are denouncing corruption as never before. In decades past, residents of the region seemed resigned to the problem, treating it as an ordinary, if lamentable, part of everyday life. In 1973, for example, Argentines elected Juan Perón to a third term as president despite his infamous criminality; as a popular saying put it, “Mujeriego y ladrón, pero queremos a Perón” (Philanderer and thief, we still want Perón).

Such tolerance is now a thing of the past. According to the same Latinobarómetro poll, the region’s inhabitants identify corruption as their third most important problem, behind crime and unemployment but above inflation and poverty. Latin Americans have also started judging their politicians based on their perceived trustworthiness. Of the five most unpopular chief executives in Latin America today—Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff, Mexico’s Enrique Peña Nieto, Paraguay’s Horacio Cartes, Peru’s Ollanta Humala, and Venezuela’s Nicolás Maduro—three come from the countries with the worst ratings for government transparency (Brazil, Mexico, and Peru).

Several factors explain this change in attitude. First, the economic growth of the last 15 years has created a large middle class (now estimated at almost a third of the region’s population, according to the World Bank, up from around 20 percent a decade ago, although higher in Brazil, Chile, Mexico, and Uruguay) with high expectations. Second, the region has grown more democratic. As the recent economic downturn has highlighted the damage corruption causes, this newly enlarged middle class has used its new freedoms to vent its frustration with those in charge.

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Jim Wesberry's curator insight, December 21, 2015 12:12 PM

Hope this is so, I based on my own experience it is overly optimistic. Corruption is immortal. it always returns.

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JPMorgan Admits It Didn't Tell Clients About Conflicts - Investors Europe Asia

JPMorgan Admits It Didn't Tell Clients About Conflicts - Investors Europe Asia | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
JPMorgan Chase & Co. will pay more than $300 million to settle U.S. allegations that it didn’t properly inform clients about what the Securities and Exchange Commission called numerous conflicts of interest in how it managed customers’ money over a half decade.

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2015 Victories: Child Brides Rescued from Evil in Kenya | American Center for Law and Justice

2015 Victories: Child Brides Rescued from Evil in Kenya | American Center for Law and Justice | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
This is the latest installment in a year-end series looking back at a few of the many victories by the ACLJ in 2015 . It’s unthinkable, but young girls –

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