Posts tagged kleptocracy
January ICYMI: OpenGov in DC, Kleptocracy, and the Start of New Things

OpenGov Hub is home to over 40 organizations, so there is always a lot of activity happening within our doors. Whether that's a member organized event on open government in the Philippines or an outside group wanting to host a demo on blockchain technology.
We want to help you keep track of everything that is going on, so we'll be posting this monthly ICYMI (In Case You Missed It) blog to give you a roundup of some of the happenings at the Hub.

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A Quick Primer on the Role of the U.S. in Foreign Kleptocracy and Corruption

We have a yearly trillion dollar problem, according Global Financial Integrity’s research. It’s not the national debt. Add to that 3.6 million deaths per year, by the One Campaign’s calculations. But not from war or genocide. The problem? Foreign corruption. If you’re thinking, “It happens over there”, that’s where you’re wrong. It’s not just their problem. It’s our problem. But shouldn’t we take care of corruption at home first? The problem is that we are the world’s home for corruption. The corrupt inside our borders use the same system as the corrupt outside our borders.

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