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The Unintended Consequences of Transparency Before I get started I want to thank everyone for all the comments on last week’s post, Reconsidering Gift Economies. I will return to that topic next week with some revised thinking. This week I want to shift topics, inspired by an interview with election expert David Brady, via Russ Roberts of EconTalk, which suggests some curious conclusions regarding the benefits of transparency. The part that captured my attention was a discussion of what Brady calls ‘the personal vote‘. As evidence Brady offers comparative analyses of the voting trends across branches, within the same election: Prior to 1964, say, the first time we know we can measure this accurately, 60% swing to one party brings that party the President, the House, and the Senate. If its not clear from the quote, Brady is pointing out that the landslide presidential victories failed to carry over into the congressional elections. Exogenous Variables Roberts: This era is very different, (the) post-1960s era. Thoughts?

Global Infrastructure Anti-Corruption Centre GIACC provides the following free of charge anti-corruption training resources: on-line anti-corruption training module anti-corruption training manual. See below for details. GIACC On-line Anti-Corruption Training Module GIACC has published a free on-line anti-corruption training module. This is available in seven languages. For further information on the module, and to commence the module, go to the relevant language link below: GIACC/Tl(UK): Anti-Corruption Training Manual GIACC and Transparency International (UK) have published a free Anti-Corruption Training Manual. Anti-Corruption Training Manual - (International Version) Anti-Corruption Training Manual - (England & Wales Version) English The need for anti-corruption training As explained in What is corruption, GIACC uses the term "corruption" in the wider sense to include bribery, extortion, fraud, deception, collusion, cartels, abuse of power, embezzlement, trading in influence and money laundering. Other Resources Site Credits Disclaimer

Tax Justice Network publie sa liste des paradis fiscaux La Suisse occupe la première place, avant même les îles Cayman et le Luxembourg. Tel est le « palmarès » du « Financial Secrecy Index », établi par Tax Justice Network (Réseau international pour la Justice Fiscale) pour la seconde fois, la première publication datant de 2009. Les Etats-Unis sont également en « bonne position » (5ème rang, juste après Hong Kong), suivis par Singapour. "Un outil contre le déni"De fait, l'Indice se présente comme un outil qui vise à lutter contre le secret mais aussi contre le déni dont font preuve un grand nombre d'Etats. Le secret bancaire, un moyen parmi d'autres Par ailleurs, TJN cherche à démonter plusieurs idées reçues en matière de secret bancaire. Certes, au sein du Forum mondial de l'OCDE, des initiatives ont été prises pour engager les Etats à échanger des renseignements fiscaux et à se soumettre à un mécanisme d'évaluation par les pairs sur le respect de ces engagements.

New Economy Working Group | Equitable economies for a living earth. Responsible thinking web sites Critical Thinking sites: These sites discuss critical thinking and common errors in reasoning. The Critical Thinking Community While perhaps the most widely referenced site on critical thinking, the style of the above site is far too dry and academic for my taste. Wikipedia entries for logical fallacies and cognitive biases: Fallacies Biases This is a site that addresses the importance of critical thinking for improving society, a very important but rarely stated motivation for critical thinking. Mindvendor Skepticism Sites: Skeptical writers are usually concerned with making arguments against supernatural and sensational claims, while in this site I try to avoid taking sides on controversial issues such as these. Skeptical Information Information about Urban Legends This is a great site that checks into all kinds of stories, rumors, hoaxes and scams. Avoiding Misleading Political Arguments (Spin) FactCheck.org This site has information about candidates and elected officials

Le Monde « oublie » un document WikiLeaks sur… les médias français Coïncidence ? Le lendemain de la publication de l’article qui suit, le Monde mettait en ligne un article intitulé « WikiLeaks : la presse française vue par l’ambassade des Etats-Unis », également disponible dans la version papier du quotidien. (Acrimed, le 15 décembre, 17h). Depuis le 28 novembre, le journal Le Monde publie chaque jour un ou plusieurs articles traitant des « révélations » du site fondé par Julian Assange. La tempête politico-médiatique déclenchée par la publication des documents WikiLeaks semble donner raison, a posteriori, au Monde, notamment contre tous ceux qui ont tenté d’affirmer, malgré les évidences, que les télégrammes révélés par WikiLeaks « ne nous apprenaient rien ». Il s’avère néanmoins que Le Monde a « oublié » un câble adressé au secrétariat d’État états-unien par l’ambassade des États-Unis à Paris. « 17. Julien Salingue PS : le 12 décembre, Paul Moreira évoque sur son blog le document WikiLeaks en question. 17. 18. 19.

project_anti_corruption_system_home Why is a project anti-corruption system necessary? Corruption on construction projects is a complex problem: It may occur in the form of bribery, extortion, fraud, deception, cartels, collusion, abuse of power, embezzlement, trading in influence, money laundering and equivalent criminal offences. It can take place during any phase of a project, including project identification, planning, financing, design, tender, execution, operation and maintenance. See How Corruption Occurs and Corruption Examples for examples of corruption in each project phase. There is no single or simple method by which to prevent such corruption. During the last 30 years, material improvements have been made to the safety of personnel in factories and on construction sites. What is PACS? The Project Anti-Corruption System (PACS) is an integrated and comprehensive system designed to assist in the prevention and detection of corruption on construction projects. PACS Standards PACS Templates How to use PACS

Fourth meeting of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes OECD Home › Tax › Fourth meeting of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes Opening Remarks by Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General OECD Conference Centre, 25th October 2011 Ambassador Andreani, Ministers, Ambassadors, Ladies and Gentlemen, Welcome to the OECD. I want to thank Ambassador Andreani for opening this meeting with me, and France for its commitment to the work of the Global Forum, including chairing the Peer Review Group - a key element of your success. This work could not come at a better time. Long standing obstacles to effective exchange of information, such as strict bank secrecy, have been blown away in both OECD and non-OECD jurisdictions. Transparency and exchange of information on request are now an accepted requirement for any jurisdiction that wishes to provide financial services in our globalised world. The battle for fairer tax systems is being won on two fronts: jurisdictions are amending their domestic laws. Thank you.

Home | IIER Main Page - FreeThoughtPedia Agrasc - 1ers succès - l'agence qui plume les voyous L'Agrasc, qui saisit et fait fructifier les biens des criminels, a mis la main sur un butin de 130 millions d'euros en huit mois d'existence. 290 voitures, 531 comptes bancaires, 160 immeubles. Les débuts de «l'Agence de gestion et de recouvrement des avoirs saisis et confisqués» (l'Agrasc) sont prometteurs. Cette agence d'Etat, qui est placée sous la tutelle conjointe de Michel Mercier le garde des Sceaux et de François Baroin à Bercy, a été créée par la loi du 9 juillet 2010 et a débuté son activité en février. Son rôle est de centraliser et de gérer tous les biens criminels saisis par la justice. La main sur 250 millions par an Depuis les débuts de l'Agrasc, dès qu'un procureur ou qu'un juge d'instruction ordonne la saisie d'un yacht de luxe, d'une voiture ou d'un bien immobilier, le dossier atterit dans l'un des bureaux de l'agence située dans le VIIe arrondissement de Paris. L'Agrasc a le monopole de la gestion des saisies effectuées dans les 35 cours d'appels en France.

index.spare The Institute for Collapsonomics Dalai Lama tells his Facebook friends that religion "is no longer adequate" Well, he'd hardly be the first Buddhist to say something like this. From what I've read, there are already lots of Buddhists, and historical Buddhist movements in various countries, who are atheistic and who prefer to return to Buddhism's roots as a kind of self-help, personal psychological and philosophical system—and yes, I realize I'm hugely oversimplifying that ideological stripe of Buddhism—and that's fine. And if this helps the world be a better place, cool. But as an atheist I had already got to this point without making sand paintings, spinning prayer wheels or staring at stupas or rock gardens to shut off all mental processes and get to Satori. Maybe I'm just doing it wrong.

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