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Crime and Corruption

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Author: Sam Vaknin
Published: 2002
Language: English
Wordcount: 24,453 / 85 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 34.5
LoC Category: B
Downloads: 3,178
mnybks.net#: 7115
License: ©

(c) 2002 Copyright Lidija Rangelovska

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the poisonous effect of this practice: "With a few notable exceptions, the practice of directing funds through politicians to district projects has been disastrous. It has created an atmosphere in which corruption is thought to have flourished. It has reduced the responsibility of public servants, without reducing their numbers or costs. It has been used to confuse people into believing public funds are the "property" of individual members rather than the property of the people, honestly and fairly administered by the servants of the people. The concept of 'slush-funds' has resulted in well-documented inefficiencies and failures. There were even accusations made that funds were withheld from certain members as a way of forcing them into submission. It seems that the era of the 'slush funds' has been a shameful period." But even is the most orderly and lawful administration, funds are liable to be mislaid. "The Economist" reported recently about a $10 billion class-action suit filed by nat

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