International corruption and transparency

It is an accepted truism that the most efficient way to weed out corruption is to follow the money.  It is hard enough trying to follow the money in national corporate and individual transactions, but how in the world do you follow the money internationally without financial transparency? International sweetheart deals for family members and friends of prominent politicians are extremely hard to trace without the cooperation of foreign nations.  How do you prosecute international corruption without the cooperation of corrupt or adversarial foreign governments? How do you get international financial transparency?  The International Criminal Court (ICC) is a joke and seldom if ever gets involved in international corporate bribery scandals.  Investigative reporting is also dying with the corporate domination of the establishment media, which are not very eager to investigate powerful national and international...(Read Full Post)
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