DOWN WITH ANY ELITE
Occupy the 1%!
Corruption, an important point in the struggle against the 1%
-- March 7 2013 --
Corruption, an important point in the
struggle against the 1%
Direct corruption, bribery, buying-off, paying-off,
secret rewards for services etc. happens. It is punishable but hardly
prosecuted though it is an important factor in the
increase in prices and taxes
common citizens have to pay.
Even more important – and never prosecuted – is
legalised corruption, the misuse of entrusted power for private gain,
sometimes direct gain by free emoluments as parties, holidays,
transport, houses or bonuses, sometimes postponed benefits by getting
later higher functions and thus more income.
This money stream from the lower
echelons to the top is integrated in society.
Corruption causes bad decisions for common citizens and increases the
inequality in wealth and income.
income (and bonuses) of mortgagors is dependent on the number and the
height of mortgages, so corruption (misuse of power) is close by.
Employees force people to take subprime mortgages knowing that clients
cannot even pay the interest.
is written about bribery and even about legalised corruption (e.g.
bonuses) but nothing changes. But hard words break no bones – and in
Dutch we add you have to hit them to break the bones (Schelden doet geen
zeer, slaan des te meer). There is no independent power that controls
Therefore we need Autonomous Clubs that control and veto and in the end
punish selfish faulty leaders.
See my blog article The Fourth
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