As with other clientelistic systems, patronage led to astonishing levels of corruption, particularly in cities such as New York, Boston and Chicago where machine politicians ruled for generations. Diem justified his refusal to hold them by asserting that there could be no free elections in the north and therefore he was under no obligation to hold them in the south.
B takes 5 to make a widget and 15 to make a thingummy. Instead of making ten tons a day, he made two. While this may hedge a company against a downturn in an individual industry it fails to deliver value, since it is possible for individual shareholders to achieve the same hedge by diversifying their portfolios at a much lower cost than those associated with a merger.
He reported to Acheson that Ho might be a communist, but he was first and foremost a nationalist seeking to establish an independent national state. We were the best, by their lights. The My Lai massacre was just an example…. Their furnaces may be as large, and their coal as handy.
How otherwise could a proponent of traditional configurations of social order — a self-proclaimed Jacobite — compose a body of work that is stubbornly dedicated to subversion? Transaction costs must also be considered but tend to affect the payment decision more for larger transactions.
Impelled by an inflated sense of mission and sensing an opportunity to expand U. Control of corruption was very much bound up with efforts to increase state capacity. Then the output of ; iron almost doubled in three years, prices were trebled, the tariff was raised, and the railroad boom began.
But on the other side of the ocean, what secrets we will find! Few who saw the quiet, pleasantfaced old gentleman in his daily walks knew who he was or what he had accomplished.
Given high fixed costs, the new price was below average total cost, resulting in a loss. His burns were severe, but probably would not have caused his death, as he was a man of amazing vitality.
Down on the streets, enormous customs houses squatted among the warehouses while armies of armed customs agents took their due. Kelly was strongly opposed to slavery, and tried to escape being a slaveholder by importing Chinese.
It has been suggested--but apparently there is not a particle of evidence to substantiate the idea--that the two English iron-workers who helped Kelly at the Suwanee Works may have carried his secret across the Atlantic.
With his government established, Diem withdrew South Vietnam from the French Union, thereby completing the transition from French to American control.
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Every special privilege young Winthrop could suggest seems to have been promptly granted, the most important being: They were the foundation stones upon which the whole massive structure rests.
Risk Advisory Group Report: The only reason it passed was a tragic exogenous event — the Garfield assassination — which mobilised public opinion in favour of a more modern governmental system. All of them went unanswered.
They were wise enough to give him a free hand, and to buy him whatever he ordered. The ruins were full of treasure, he said. A blacksmith seized a piece of the refined iron, cooled it, and with his hammer produced in twenty minutes a perfect horseshoe.
Interesting fact-nugget, panned by the gold-sifters at NERA: A sailor on the open ocean has only one true companion: All the techniques of political and psychological warfare, as well as the pacification campaigns involving extensive military operations have been brought to bear against the underground.
Founded by the late Abraham L. But this is supported by trade. It was a big mistake. The report said that, despite these disappointing findings, the bright spots across the continent were in Botswana, Burkina Faso, Lesotho and Senegal.
Many of the essays bring home the sheer extent of corruption, reaching every country and affecting so many areas of life — from the desperate stories of the vulnerable paying bribes to get treatment for a sick child, to the world of sport which was for so long indulged with a special status that left some of its participants behaving as if they were exempt from the rules that everyone else was expected to follow.
Corrupt behaviour is self-reinforcing, and breaking out of it is not easy.Lifting the Veil: The best ever investigative history of of what's really going on behind the scenes in our world with over links to reliable sources to back up the.
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The SEC protects investors in the $ trillion municipal securities markets that cities and towns rely on to provide neighborhood schools, local libraries and hospitals, public parks, safe.
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During his final news conference ofin mid-December, President Obama criticized Democratic efforts during the election. “Where Democrats are characterized as coastal, liberal, latte.
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