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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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Tories caught lying over £1.3bn of squandered taxpayers' money | The Canary

Tories caught lying over £1.3bn of squandered taxpayers' money | The Canary | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
What a waste!

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Game theory’s cure for corruption? Make us all cops – Suzanne Sadedin

Seen through game theory, cancer and police corruption are pretty much the same thing. And for one of them, there’s a cure

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UK introduces Criminal Finances Bill to tackle money laundering, corruption | News | DW.COM | 13.10.2016

UK introduces Criminal Finances Bill to tackle money laundering, corruption | News | DW.COM | 13.10.2016 | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
A new anti-corruption bill would force suspected criminals to prove their source of wealth or risk having assets seized. The UK is keen to dispel accusations that London is a prime location for stashing illicit funds.
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pdeppisch's comment, October 14, 2016 11:11 PM
Politicians look after the oligarchy first and last - always.
malek's comment, October 15, 2016 2:59 PM
Exactly, everyman for himself, "Après moi, le déluge" you know
pdeppisch's comment, October 15, 2016 9:02 PM
YUP! :(
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Environmental groups slam airline carbon-offset program

Environmental groups slam airline carbon-offset program | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
Climate activists and conservation groups say a voluntary international airline carbon-trading scheme doesn’t go nearly far enough to curb greenhouse gas pollution.

Growth in the aviation sector puts the industry on track to triple emissions by 2050, but the new carbon-offset program won’t even take effect until 2021 and is slated to remain voluntary through 2027. According to the climate-action advocates, the deal, adopted by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), only covers about a quarter of total emissions and shifts the industry’s growing carbon debt on to third parties using what could be questionable carbon-offset credits.
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The Tories have been breaking the law for years, but nobody noticed... until now [VIDEO] | The Canary

The Tories have been breaking the law for years, but nobody noticed... until now [VIDEO] | The Canary | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
Yet another Tory fail

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Tech Giants Look the Other Way on Rights Abuses Stemming From Cobalt Mining in Congo

Tech Giants Look the Other Way on Rights Abuses Stemming From Cobalt Mining in Congo | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
The Democratic Republic of Congo is paying the price for being the world’s largest producer of raw cobalt, a vital ingredient in lithium-ion batteries for electric cars, smartphones, laptops and other rechargeable devices. As Congolese search for the valuable mineral—cobalt is the most expensive part of lithium-ion batteries—they are suffering a surge in child labor, poverty, pollution and rare birth defects.

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EcoVadis's curator insight, October 7, 2016 2:49 AM

Companies may want to get away from the problem existing in their supply chain but the problem is still there. Do you have your eyes wide open on the subject and are you reacting to that in your business? 

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Stunting: The Silent Global Disaster | The Tyee

For centuries, it’s been a quiet, continuing public health disaster. It doesn’t attract attention by making its victims bleed, or by spreading sexually or by destroying babies’ brains.
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From the article, an excerpt and paraphrased quote from Jared Diamond's Book: "Guns, Germs and Steel".
#How did we get into such an endless disaster? Jared Diamond, the author of Guns, Germs, and Steel, famously called agriculture “the worst mistake in the history of the human race.” As small bands of hunter-gatherers, we lived well and ate well, for relatively little work. A lot of kids might die, but the survivors grew tall and smart, and people rarely fell ill. They were already immune to whatever germs their band carried, and they rarely got close to other bands. As a way of life it lasted for hundreds of thousands of years. Eventually, though, we got too good at it. Hunting and gathering couldn’t sustain the sheer numbers of successful bands. Encouraging the growth of food plants had probably been a sideline for a long time, but now it became a matter of life or death — a mistake, perhaps, but a necessary one. Farms, gardens, and domesticated animals could feed more people, but less well. Farming communities had to crowd together in one place, work like hell, catch their animals’ diseases, and feed themselves and their kids on a diet they hadn’t evolved for. The strong and violent took more of that diet and left less to the weak. Stunting has likely been a part of the human condition since the first failed harvest. Communities also had to grow enough to support non-farming priests to tell them when to sow and when to reap, and warriors to defend them from their hungry neighbours. Economies of scale turned villages into cities and then into empires."
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How Big Food Hijacked America's Dietary Policy and Got Millions Addicted to Sugar | Michael Joseph | AlterNet.org

How Big Food Hijacked America's Dietary Policy and Got Millions Addicted to Sugar | Michael Joseph | AlterNet.org | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it

Public awareness regarding the dangers of sugar is increasing daily. But why is this anti-sugar movement only gaining enough strength and support to make a real difference now? The truth is, we haven't had access to the full set of data until recently. Additionally, we have been lied to and deceived by the food industry. This deception is especially the case regarding the sugar industry and select scientists who have covered up sugar's ill effects. In essence, these people sold out our health for corporate and personal profit.

Unfortunately, the American public and people worldwide are experiencing the consequences. As we replaced natural sources of fat for sugar (and excess carbohydrate in general), soaring rates of obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and other conditions of the metabolic syndrome soon followed.

If we take a look at the charts, based on datasets by the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, a federal program of studies that assess Americans' health and nutritional status conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it is evident that, as we increased sugar consumption and cut back on animal fats, obesity skyrocketed.


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Australia cracks down on interest rate-rigging - BBC News

Australia cracks down on interest rate-rigging - BBC News | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it

Under the new rules, manipulation of the rates used when banks lend money to each other will be a criminal offence.
The plans were announced as the top four bank chiefs face tough questions from a parliamentary inquiry.
The probe comes as the ongoing crisis at Deutsche Bank has put a fresh spotlight on the global banking sector.
Australia's treasurer, Scott Morrison, said the tough new rules were to "ensure that past egregious conduct by the banks in manipulating benchmarks is prevented in the future".
The interbank lending rate is set each day by banks quoting the interest rates they were paying and receiving.
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Big Banks Won’t Say If They Use The Same Scheme That Led To Wells Fargo’s Fraud

Big Banks Won’t Say If They Use The Same Scheme That Led To Wells Fargo’s Fraud | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
The four biggest banks in the U.S. won’t say whether they offer workers the same kind of sales incentives that drove Wells Fargo employees to open millions of accounts for customers without their knowledge.

That scam led to a record-setting fine, congressional hearings and a rare case in which a bank CEO was forced to give up a few million dollars in compensation, with legislators calling for his ouster. California recently announced it would no longer do business with the bank, and Illinois is expected to follow with its own announcement on Monday.
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Congress: Flint Residents Can Wait for Clean Water

Congress: Flint Residents Can Wait for Clean Water | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
Lawmakers have come up with a compromise to avoid a potential government shutdown and provide long-awaited aid for Flint, Michigan—though the band-aid measure will still keep that community, which has been grappling with a lead-contamination crisis for more than two years, waiting for funds at least until November.
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Why the fight against money laundering never stops | Blog | Thomson Reuters Financial & Risk

Why the fight against money laundering never stops | Blog | Thomson Reuters Financial & Risk | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
With money launderers constantly changing their methods, firms must ensure their transaction monitoring systems are kept up to date. The consequences of not doing so can be catastrophic.  Money laundering has the potential to threaten national security, national prosperity and international reputation. That was the stark warning from the UK’s

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Something's Rotten in the Pet Food Industry - Modern Farmer

Something's Rotten in the Pet Food Industry - Modern Farmer | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
Shocking slaughterhouse by-products. Massive recalls. Mislabeled ingredients. Read this before buying Fido another bag of “natural” kibble.

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ALEC’s Influence over Lawmaking in State Legislatures | Brookings Institution

ALEC’s Influence over Lawmaking in State Legislatures | Brookings Institution | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it

Molly Jackman finds where bills based on American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) model legislation are introduced in the statehouses during the 2011-2012 session and tracks their progress in the legislative process using text analysis.


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Do companies really value your call? - BBC News

Do companies really value your call? - BBC News | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
Being told that your call is valued is the most annoying feature for those waiting on the phone to a company, a new survey suggests.
Consumer group Which? said nearly half of its members surveyed said such reassurance was most likely to make them see red while hanging on the line.
Next on the frustration list was being directed to the company's website, and apologies for all operators being busy.
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FIFA face legal action over alleged mistreatment of migrant workers in Qatar | Sports | DW.COM | 10.10.2016

FIFA face legal action over alleged mistreatment of migrant workers in Qatar | Sports | DW.COM | 10.10.2016 | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
FIFA could be sued over its alleged complicity in the mistreatment of migrant workers hired for the 2022 World Cup. Newspaper reports say the beleaguered organization is facing legal action in the Swiss courts.
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Citizens Need Protection From SLAPP Suits, Says BCCLA | The Tyee

Companies, government using costly lawsuits to silence critics, say legal experts.
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KCRW Investigates — Troubled Waters: How a private justice system exploits workers on the high seas

KCRW Investigates — Troubled Waters: How a private justice system exploits workers on the high seas | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
"For many of the sea workers who come ashore at the Port of Long Beach, it’s the first time they’ve touched ground in weeks. They are some of the millions of workers helping move 90 percent of the globe’s trade. Maritime trade has always been a grueling and dangerous profession, but it is now seeing some of its long time protections stripped. Imagine losing a limb, going blind or almost dying on the job. And then imagine not being able to hold those responsible accountable. Welcome to the largely secret world of arbitration. It’s routinely used by shipping and cruise companies worldwide to keep injured workers out of courts and out of the public eye"
 

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Is China tougher on foreign firms? - BBC News

Is China tougher on foreign firms? - BBC News | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
China is notoriously tough for foreign firms to crack, but is it making it deliberately difficult?

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Graham Watson's curator insight, October 6, 2016 2:55 AM
This BBC clip looks at whether dealing with China is 'unfair' with foreign firms being forced into joint ventures, so-called 'forced technology transfer'.

But is this a fair perspective? There's a suggestion that regulators are over zealous, and counterfeiting and the loss of IPRS is still a major problem. As the presenter signs off - there's a difference between trading with, and trading in China.
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Salon: How Charters Bust Unions

Salon: How Charters Bust Unions | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
http://www.slate.com/articles/business/the_grind/2016/09/the_lengths_that_charter_schools_go_to_when_their_teachers_try_to_form_unions.html Ninety-three percent of charters are non-union. This is part of their business plan. Teachers work long hours and turn over frequently. This keeps costs low. Sometimes charter teachers try to form a union. The management fights them, as big business did decades ago. This article in Salon shows how charters fight to keep unions…

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Corporations are taking advantage of our underfunded public schools

Corporations are taking advantage of our underfunded public schools | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
McDonald’s is getting free labor, improving its image, and gaining new customers all at once.

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Spain opens 'biggest corruption trial' - BBC News

Spain opens 'biggest corruption trial' - BBC News | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
Thirty-seven people, including leading members of Spain's ruling Popular Party, have gone on trial in Madrid accused of involvement in a massive corruption network.
Three former PP treasurers are among the defendants in Spain's biggest corruption trial for years.
Businessman Francisco Correa is alleged to have been the ringleader who handed out bribes in exchange for contracts.
The suspects were heckled as they arrived at the national court.
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Why We Should All be Worried About Facebook Censorship

Why We Should All be Worried About Facebook Censorship | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
Now that Facebook is big media, we should all be concerned when they begin censoring content via algorithms and flawed reasoning.

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Wells Fargo chief forfeits $41m amid corruption probe - BBC News

Wells Fargo chief forfeits $41m amid corruption probe - BBC News | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
Wells Fargo chief executive John Stumpf will forfeit $41m (£31.5m) in bonuses as the bank tries to stem a scandal over its sales practices.
The bank has launched an investigation how more than two million deposit and credit card accounts were opened without customers' permission.
The bank said Mr Stumpf would not receive a salary during the inquiry.
The former head of retail operations, Carrie Tolstedt, will forfeit $19m of bonuses and left without a payoff.
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Why the Wells scandal matters so much | Brookings Institution

Why the Wells scandal matters so much | Brookings Institution | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it

"Scandals in banking, finance, and housing rocked the world, causing a global financial meltdown and the Great Recession. While the economy and the financial sector eventually recovered, the fallout from the financial crisis kept the papers full of misdeeds and improper actions within finance. A certain numbness must have come over large sections of the public who could hardly muster shock anymore when this latest new scandal was uncovered at Wells Fargo."

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