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NHI Resources on Government Waste and Corruption: Deeper Accountability


The Early Christian Meritocracy, Monasteries, and the Modern Corporation (TBD)

Helpful Resources on Government Waste and Corruption: Deeper Accountability


Wikipedia, Buckley v. Valeo (1976) (Wikipedia article) on an early campaign finance decision rooted in the view that campaign contributions are "free speech" and should therefore be unlimited.  This led to two further SCOTUS cases, Wikipedia, First National Bank of Boston v. Bellotti (1978) (Wikipedia article) and Wikipedia, Citizens United v. FEC (2010) (Wikipedia article)


Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) website


Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) website


The Center for Public Integrity (CPI) website


Center for Systemic, Peace Polity Project (website)


Daniel Lederman, Norman Loayza, Rodrigo R. Soares, Accountability and Corruption: Political Institutions Matter (Social Science Research Network, Nov 2001)


Jakob Svenssen, Eight Questions About Corruptions (Journal of Economic Perspectives, Summer 2005)


Rohini Pande, Understanding Political Corruption in Low Income Countries (Center for International Development at Harvard University, Apr 2007)


Brian M. Reidl, 50 Examples of Government Waste (Heritage Foundation, Oct 6, 2009)


Nauro F. Campos, Ralitza Dimova, Corruption Does Sand the Wheels of Growth (Vox, Dec 24, 2010)


Ben Rooney, U.S. Bureaucracy Wastes Billions, Watchdog Says (CNN Money, Mar 1, 2011)


Rottin' In Denmark, How to Reduce Corruption and Lose an Election (RottinInDenmark blog, Oct 5, 2012) about the nation Georgia's transparency laws


Chris Blattman, Corruption and Development: Not What You Think? (blog, Nov 5, 2012)


Gregory Korte, Report: Redundant Federal Programs Waste Billions (USA Today, Apr 9, 2013)


Sean Kennedy, A Bittersweet Victory for CAGW (CAGW, Nov 2013)


Reuters, Behind the Pentagon's Doctored Ledgers, an Running Tally of Epic Waste (CNBC News, Nov 18, 2013)


Craig Whitlock, Senior Navy Civilians Investigated in Alleged Scheme to Defraud Military for $1.6 Million (Washington Post, Nov 12, 2013)


Lauren Lyster, Want to Cut Government Waste? Find the $8.5 Trillion the Pentagon Can't Account For (Yahoo Finance News, Nov 25, 2013)


Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez, Three More NYC Contractors Found Guilty in Massive CityTime Scandal to Modernize Pay System (Democracy Now, Truth Out, Nov 28, 2013)


Ralph Nader, Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate Welfare State (book, Apr 2014)


Center for Systemic Peace, Polity IV Project (Systemic Peace website, Jun 6, 2014)


Andrew Prokop, 40 Charts That Explain Money in Politics (Vox, Jul 30, 2014)


Robert Reich, Wall Street's Democrats (Huffington Post, Dec 8, 2014)


Ron Haskins, Social Programs That Work (NY Times, Dec 31, 2014)


Matt Agorist, Whistleblower Cop Calls Our Corruption in Her Department, Naturally She's Being Fired for It (Free Thought Project, Dec 31, 2014)


Jon Basil Utley, Libertarians and Putin's Catastrophic Corruption (The American Conservative, Jan 2, 2015)


Devin Leonard and Richard Rubin, An Emotional Audit: IRS Workers Are Miserable and Overwhelmed (Bloomberg, Apr 8, 2015)


Meghann Myers, Disgraced Navy Officer Says Her Career Was Ruined After Red-Flagging Alleged Fraud (Navy Times, Sep 27, 2015)


Carrie Sheffield, How We Can Reform Unionized Government (Bold, Nov 19, 2015)


Elizabeth Warren, One Way to Rebuild Our Institutions (NY Times, Jan 29, 2016)


Michael Hiltzik, Watch a Conservative Blame Government Waste on the Little Guy (Los Angeles Times, May 12, 2016)


Matthew Nussbaum, How Elon Musk Exposed Billions in Questionable Pentagon Spending (Politico, May 13, 2016)


Oliver Milman and Jessica Glenza, At Least 33 US Cities Used Water Testing Cheats Over Lead Concerns (Guardian, Jun 2, 2016)


Jonathan Chait, The Most Corrupt Candidate Ever Is Donald Trump (New York Magazine, Jul 5, 2016)


Carrie Sheffield, Style Over Substance: Liberal Darling Elizabeth Warren's Moral High Road Threatens to Leave America Poorer and More Divided (Salon, Aug 16, 2016) highlights challenges of managing government bureaucracy


Jeff Stein, Why Glenn Greenwald Relentlessly Attacks Hillary Clinton — Even If It Helps Donald Trump (Vox, Sep 15, 2016)


Paul Verkuil, The Case for Bureaucracy (NY Times, Oct 3, 2016)


Matthew Mosk, Brian Ross, Brian Epstein, Cho Park, 'FOBs': How Hillary's State Dept. Gave Special Attention to 'Friends of Bill' After Haiti Quake (ABC News, Oct 11, 2016) and Jonathan M. Katz, The Clintons Didn’t Screw Up Haiti Alone. You Helped. (Slate, Sep 22, 2016) provides other helpful background


The Young Turks, Wikileaks Bombshell Exposes Extent of Clinton Corruption (The Young Turks, Nov 1, 2016)


Josh Marshall, FBI More Out of Control Than We Knew (Talking Points Memo, Nov 2, 2016)


Paul Blumenthal, This Dark Money Group Is Spending Big On Judicial Races, And No One Knows Why (Huffington Post, Nov 3, 2016) "Center for Individual Freedom" fronting for big corporations


Shane Goldmacher, How Politicians Hide Their Spending From the Public (Politico, Nov 2, 2016) consulting firms


Tom Cahill, Rudy Giuliani Just Confirmed the FBI Is Leaking Information to Donald Trump's Campaign (U.S. Uncut, Nov 4, 2016)


Paul Blumenthal, Senate Races Flooded With Never-Before-Seen Sums Of Super PAC Cash (Huffington Post, Nov 5, 2016)


Jordan Clive, If You Really Want to Know What's Going On, Stop Giving Hillary a Pass (Medium, Nov 11, 2016)


Michael J. Glennon, Trump's Looming Showdown With the 'Secret Government' (Boston Globe, Dec 1, 2016) an elaboration on Jordan Michael Smith, Vote All You Want; the Secret Government Won't Change (Boston Globe, Oct 18, 2014)


John Schwarz, Donald Trump’s White House Counsel Is Proud “Architect” of America’s Corrupt Big Money Politics (The Intercept, Dec 4, 2016)


Jonathan Chait, How Republicans Justify Unlimited Trump Corruption (New York Magazine, Dec 5, 2016)


Craig Whitlock and Bob Woodward, Pentagon Buries Evidence of $125 Billion in Bureaucratic Waste (Washington Post, Dec 5, 2016)


Daniel J. Mitchell, There's Only One Way to Drain the Swamp (FEE, Dec 5, 2016)


Daniel DiSalvo, Madiganistan How House Speaker Michael Madigan Helped Ruin Illinois (City Journal, Autumn 2016) an excellent biographical study illustrating why a party needs to exercise some discipline over its leaders


Amanda Taub, How ‘Islands of Honesty’ Can Crush a System of Corruption (NY Times, Dec 9, 2016)


Larry Elliott, Donald Trump is Undermining the Fight Against Corruption (Guardian, Feb 12, 2017)


Glenn Greenwald, The Leakers Who Exposed Gen. Flynn’s Lie Committed Serious — and Wholly Justified — Felonies (The Intercept, Feb 14, 2017)


Normal L. Eisen and Richard W. Painter, Trump's Unprecedented War on Ethics (USA Today, Mar 20, 2017)


The Editors, Scott Pruitt Should Go (National Review, Jun 13, 2018)


Laurence Kotlikoff, Is Our Government Intentionally Hiding $21 Trillion In Spending? (Forbes, Jul 21, 2018)


Mary Elizabeth Williams, Who's Buying Our Elections? Inside the Shadowy World of Dark Money (Salon, Jul 17, 2018)


The Young Turks, Devin Nunes REALLY Wishes This Audio Wasn't Leaked (The Young Turks, Aug 9, 2018) re: Nunes' comments at a private fundraiser that Republican lawmakers need to protect Trump from the Mueller investigation, which is a constitutional breach of duty, putting the President above the law


Fred Hiatt, We're Paying Too Little Attention to This Endangered and Essential National Resource (Washington Post, Oct 7, 2018) re: civil service, which has held remarkably constant in size through decades, suggesting that this aspect of government is not as bloated as it could be

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