Tag Archives: bribery

The fairer sex

And in this context, “fairer” might just mean more honest and less corrupt.  In a recent index published by an American provider of, well, indices, it was revealed that companies with a higher-than-average proportion of women on the board are … Continue reading

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Beware Greeks bearing bribes

I’ve just had a week’s holiday in Crete – lovely, thank you for asking.  The town we visited – Chania, in the west of the island – seemed to be doing well, albeit slowing down for the end of the … Continue reading

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The ultimate mansion tax

We all value the little bolt-hole we call home – be it ever so humble, etc.  Well, for the hard-working Second Vice President of Equatorial Guinea, it’s this modest dwelling.  Overlooking the Malibu coastline in California, this mansion has six … Continue reading

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Going against nature

I try to keep up with it all, I really do, but there is just too much serious financial naughtiness for me to track everything.  So thank goodness for the Economist, and its recent story on corruption in Catalonia.  The … Continue reading

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All the fun of the fair

My mother – herself one of two siblings – once told me that her greatest fear in bringing up an only child was how to teach me about fairness and sharing.  As it turns out, her fear was unfounded.  My … Continue reading

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What’s the German for “irony”?

Frankly, I’m a bit disappointed that I didn’t think of this myself, as an April fools’ joke to play on you all.  On 5 August 2014 a German court agreed to end the bribery trial of everyone’s favourite octogenarian, Warhol-alike, … Continue reading

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Charlie, Audrey – and Gulnara

As I am currently hiding away in Switzerland, I thought a Swiss-themed blog was in order.  This part of Switzerland – picture Lake Geneva (Lac Léman) like an upside-down banana, and I’m just off the far eastern tip of it, … Continue reading

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A brace of own goals

Doing a quick search through my blog posts (you can do it yourself, over there on the right – that’s it, scroll down until you find the Search box, just above the golden piggy) I see that I have written … Continue reading

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A question of morality

A few days ago a journalist contacted me to ask if I could help with some research he was doing into anti-bribery and corruption.  I listened to his brief, and quickly realised that I wasn’t going to be of much … Continue reading

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Losing their amateur ML status

As someone whose entire lifetime expenditure on sports spectating totals just under £40 (that’s two Olympics tickets – for the athletics, at which I saw Usain Bolt in the far, far distance, and for the Greco-Roman wrestling, at which I … Continue reading

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