There is a frequent claim made by Right Wing thinkers that any form of social democratic model cannot function as well as a free market neoliberal model. That is blatantly a false assumption when you look at countries like Germany, New Zealand, Norway and Finland.
I like it when New Zealand comes out on top in a good way..
But I tend to think we're pretty corrupt as well.. the SFO (Serious fraud Office) has been busy of late..
We have a fair share of top-end business corruption, but little if any outside of the boardrooms..
Edited by Professor T, 07 December 2012 - 09:10 AM.
It doesn't matter, who you are, you always get judged by others
Posted 08 December 2012 - 10:37 AM
Br Cornelius, on 06 December 2012 - 06:23 PM, said:
Corrupt property deals and back handers to politicians and planners was the main cause of the financial crisis in Ireland.
Unfortunately the Irish have a very unhealthy disrespect for the law and always believe that this will work to their ultimate advantage - they were wrong.
To tell you the truth, as i am always being honest, this is what's happening in Greece too. As i was always saying, the financial crisis is a result of humanity crisis...
Αν ανάμεσα σ’ όλον τον κόσμο,
νιώθεις πως δεν υπάρχουνε λύσεις,
τότε μόνο δυο μάτια μπορούνε,
να σε κάνουν να θέλεις να ζήσεις.
There are things done as a matter of custom in VN that would land you in jail in the US. The business of giving fairly large sums of money once a year in neat red little "lucky money" envelopes to all the government officials you deal with is one, including the garbage collector. Another is where you haggle with the police officer who stops you for a traffic offense over the amount of the fine.