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July 14, 2008

China: Corruption by the Numbers.

I have been living in or doing business with corrupt countries for over thirty years and one of the things I have noticed is corruption far more often runs with men then with women...

--Dan Harris, China Law Blog

The "politically correct" speech-and-ideas ethos... It's big here in America, of all places. Apart from being no fun at all, "PC" (a) inhibits and emasculates speech, and (b) is often out of step with workday reality. Wouldn't it help us all if we chucked "PC" and just talked? Bribery, business theft, corruption and/or high-handedness is a way of doing business in some regions of the world more than it is in other regions--and there are often good historical or cultural reasons for it. Examples are Greater China, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East. Yikes. If you want to really understand, you'll need to stash your Western and Anglo abstracts in the closet. See Dan Harris's post "China Corruption By the Numbers", and related links at his respected and well-traveled China Law Blog. And see his "China Corruption. It's A Guy Thing?".

Posted by JD Hull at July 14, 2008 12:59 AM

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