The Joker has been adopted as a symbol of rebellion against perceived corrupt power structures worldwide. If one makes the leap to understanding global protest movements as a systemic response to perceived institutional corruption, then it is not so far to see the connection.… Continue Reading
Though in the aggregate the increase in modern differentiation and complexity has been a boon to humankind, it is perhaps helpful (or at least practical) to view these developments as evolutionary processes without telos.… Continue Reading
Jonathan Rusch seems to indicate in his post that we disagree about data. I think we disagree mostly about the best attitude for decision-makers. Rusch indicates that I somehow disparage data, almost as if I were disparaging how someone earns a living, but to paraphrase Don Corleone, I too work with data.… Continue Reading
For those interested in the study of corruption from the scientific perspective one thing stands out: actual corruption is essentially unmeasurable.
It could also be observed that our imperfect measurements of corruption, even more accurate random forced response surveys, have found only a noisy relationship between perceptions of corruption and its reality.… Continue Reading