annals of corruption The Costs of Enabling Al Sharpton
Al Sharpton has made a corrupt bargain with opportunistic power brokers that allowed him to grow rich and influential while evading taxes, rents, and bills. It works out great for everyone except low-income African Americans.
annals of corruption Chinese Leaders Stash Vast Piles of Money Offshore
A team of reporters at the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists got their hands on leaked documents that reveal a startling truth about modern China: Communist Party leaders and their friends, family members and associates—22,000 of them in all—hid as much as $4 trillion in offshore accounts since 2000. This is pretty big news. The report took two years to investigate and China blocked the website of the ICIJ and the Guardian and other outlets that cooperated on the story. It reveals something that many of those following the Snowden-NSA hubbub seem to have forgotten: America actually has less to fear from leaks and hacks than many other countries.