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Incorruptibly Evil, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
Why?  Because when your goal is mass murder, corruption saves lives.  Corruption leads you to take the easy way out, to compromise, to go along to get along.  Corruption isn't a poison that makes everything worse.  It's a diluting agent like water.  Corruption makes good policies less good, and evil policies less evil.

I've read thousands of pages about Hitler.  I can't recall the slightest hint of "corruption" on his record.  Like Robespierre, Lenin, Stalin, Mao, and Pol Pot, Hitler was a sincerely murderous fanatic.  The same goes for many of history's leading villains - see Eric Hoffer's classic The True Believer.  Sincerity is so overrated.  If only these self-righteous monsters had been corrupt hypocrites, millions of their victims could have bargained and bribed their way out of hell.
sidebar  caplan  corruption  history  communist 
october 2012 by HispanicPundit
How Corrupt is the United States? « Donald Marron
"According to a recent study, the United States has more public sector corruption than do many other developed economies. More precisely, Transparency International reports that corruption perceptions are higher for the United States than for 21 other countries."
government  corruption  usa  world  maps  marron  sidebar 
november 2010 by HispanicPundit
Closing Chrysler's Dealers: Cui Bono? - Megan McArdle
"The basic issue raised here is this: How do we account for the fact millions of dollars were contributed to GOP candidates by Chrysler who are being closed by the government, but only one has been found so far that is being closed that contributed to the Obama campaign in 2008?"
corruption  obamaadministration  ObamaFailures  mcardle  sidebar 
may 2009 by HispanicPundit
The Firestorm Over My Column - Meet The Crazy Left
"Nothing in my 50-year career prepared me for the thousands of flaming e-mails I got last week over my last column, e-mails so abusive and many so obscene that part of The Post's Web site was shut down."
politics  liberals  corruption 
january 2006 by HispanicPundit
OpinionJournal - How to Cure Pork and how big government produced the Abramoff scandal.
"... let's hope they recognize one of the most glaring loopholes in the lobbying process: Federal, state and local government agencies are exempt from many current restrictions on lobbying."
politics  conservatives  pork  corruption  government 
january 2006 by HispanicPundit

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