Friday, October 2, 2020

How Corruption is Becoming America’s Operating System — Lynn Parramore interviews Sarah Chayes


Author Sarah Chayes, known for her analysis of corruption, has spent decades studying the ways of corrupt networks in countries around the world. In 2016, she caught a radio program about the Supreme Court overturning a conviction of Virginia’s former governor Bob McDonnell, found guilty of corruption by lower courts. The sort of thing Chayes had long observed in places like Afghanistan and Nigeria was now showing up in the United States. Her latest book, On Corruption in America And What Is At Stake, is a sobering look at the deep roots of corruption and why we can’t afford to let it flourish....
Parasitism. "Move along. Nothing to see here."

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How Corruption is Becoming America’s Operating System
Lynn Parramore interviews Sarah Chayes

8 comments:

Peter Pan said...

Even the judiciary in Nigeria is said to be less corrupt than what is on offer in the US.

Matt Franko said...

“ SC: “Myth,” these days, is a word of contempt — meaning something patently untrue. But real myths are profoundly true. ”

Oh this is too good... I’ll just let this sit there...

Peter Pan said...

Myth busters... discovering the truth that's right in our faces.

Andrew Anderson said...

Corruption has been the US's operating system since the institution of implicit and explicit government privileges for a private-credit-for-usury-cartel, aka "the banks."

T'would be nice if the insights of MMT were used to abolish those privileges but, so far, that not the plan, is it Neil?

Matt Franko said...

“ SC: I had been looking at countries with systemic corruption ”

She STARTS with the thesis that they are corrupt before any investigation...

She is WELL TRAINED in the liberal art methodology...

Matt Franko said...

In future years they will use this article as an example of the failed methodology...

Peter Pan said...

So you don't believe corruption is a problem in America?

S400 said...


Matt STARTS with the thesis that she don’t know anything and then look for a snip to try to back that up.

Matt is WELL TRAINED in a Trump methodology...