Philippines: Reacting to the Corruption Perceptions Index

The Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism’s Daily PCIJ blog has a smart rundown of the issues surrounding Transparency International’s annual corruption index, as well an elegant summary of Global Integrity’s recent book on corruption metrics. PCIJ’s Alecks P. Pabico worries that TI’s Corruption Perceptions Index is not actionable: Daily PCIJ: It begs asking though, with…

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USA: Railroad Suffers 93% Disability Rate… Or a Disability Scam

With 93 percent of retirees getting disability compensation, a New York railroad is under investigation for abuse of the benefits system — further evidence that complex, institutionalized corruption schemes are not restricted to the developing world. The New York state’s attorney general is investigating the inordinately high number of former Long Island Rail Road (LIRR)…

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