November 18, 2013 |
College students who cheated on a simple task were more likely to want government jobs, researchers from Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania found in a study of hundreds of students in Bangalore, India. Their results, recently released as a working paper by the National Bureau of Economic Research, suggest that one of the contributing forces behind government corruption could be who gets into government work in the first place. For instance, “if people have the view that jobs in government are corrupt, people who are honest might not want to get into that system,” said Rema Hanna, an associate professor at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.
November 12, 2013 |
James "Whitey" Bulger will appear in court Wednesday to hear the families of his victims speak before he is sentenced, but one of the jurors who decided his fate said she wished she hadn't helped convict him of any murders. Janet Uhlar, juror No. 12, lives in the Cape Cod town of Eastham, where she writes books about figures from the Revolutionary War. In an interview, she said she had learned things since the trial that had made her question the verdict, including the deals Bulger accomplices got in order to testify.
August 21, 2013 |
SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg's ambitious plan to provide Internet access to billions of people around the globe will face challenges that extend far beyond solving technical and financial issues. In announcing a partnership dubbed Internet.org, Zuckerberg outlined several technology-based strategies for reducing costs in order to extend affordable Internet service to 5 billion people around the globe who are not currently online. But nonprofit groups that have been focused on bridging the global digital divide have reported that such efforts inevitably run into problems including economics, culture, education and corruption.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 30, 2013 |
Federal agents searched the home of the Moreno Valley mayor and a major warehouse developer Tuesday as part of a investigation into allegations of corruption, authorities said. Agents with the FBI, Internal Revenue Service and representatives of the Riverside district attorney's office served search warrants at the home of Mayor Tom Owing and the corporate offices of Highland Fairview, the company that has proposed a massive 41-million-square-foot warehouse center on the eastern side of the city.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 30, 2013 |
Federal agents searched the homes of Moreno Valley's mayor and City Council members and the offices of a major warehouse developer Tuesday as part of a broad public corruption investigation in a Riverside County town already singed by scandal. Agents with the FBI, Internal Revenue Service and local prosecutors served search warrants at the homes of Mayor Tom Owings and the four other council members and at the corporate offices of Highland Fairview, the company that has proposed a 41-million-square-foot warehouse center on the city's eastside.
January 15, 2013 |
During the Vietnam War, Sen. George Aiken, a Vermont Republican, was famous for suggesting that we declare victory and go home. (What he actually said is a little more nuanced, but that was the popular perception.) President Obama seems to be pursuing a version of this strategy in Afghanistan. At least that is the inference one can draw from his claims of success at a news conference with Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Friday in which the two leaders unveiled an acceleration of the timetable for U.S. troops to step back from combat.