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Greece Plunges in Global Corruption Rankings


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#16    Br Cornelius

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 09:41 PM

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 think that was the point been made here.

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 06:48 AM


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Posted 07 December 2012 - 09:02 AM

Cool..
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.


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Posted 08 December 2012 - 12:32 AM

It's not surprising New Zealand's at the top.  All their crooks are in Australia. :P

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 01:04 AM

View PostBlackRedLittleDevil, on 08 December 2012 - 12:32 AM, said:

It's not surprising New Zealand's at the top.  All their crooks are in Australia. :P

LOL!

When we export our citizens across the ditch we raise the collective IQ of both countries..!!


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Posted 08 December 2012 - 04:27 AM

View PostProfessor T, on 08 December 2012 - 01:04 AM, said:

LOL!

When we export our citizens across the ditch we raise the collective IQ of both countries..!!

:tu: :lol:  You must have a lot of intelligent sheep there.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 05:44 AM

View PostBlackRedLittleDevil, on 08 December 2012 - 04:27 AM, said:

:tu: :lol:  You must have a lot of intelligent sheep there.

:lol: <_< I'd love to continue this, only we're gone a bit off topic.. Besides which, I've been asked to help polish world champs trophy cabinet.. That'll take forever....  sigh... :whistle:

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 10:37 AM

View PostBr 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.

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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...

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 10:39 AM

View PostCuriousGreek, on 08 December 2012 - 10:37 AM, said:

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's crisis...


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Posted 17 March 2013 - 01:59 PM

View PostCuriousGreek, on 08 December 2012 - 10:37 AM, said:

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...
How much has Greece spent since the Olympics?


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Posted 17 March 2013 - 02:07 PM

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.

Edited by Frank Merton, 17 March 2013 - 02:07 PM.





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