“The Enablers: How Western Professionals Import Corruption..."
September 6, 2018 1:00 PM   Subscribe

The Enablers On September 6, 2018, Hudson Institute’s Kleptocracy Initiative held a discussion on “The Enablers: How Western Professionals Import Corruption and Strengthen Authoritarianism,” a new report examining what policies are needed to close the loopholes commonly exploited by foreign kleptocrats and their professional facilitators in the United States. [Metafilter, I do not know much about this organization, Ruvablue]

As globalization began breaking down divisions between Western elites and their counterparts in the Eastern hemisphere, some American legal, financial, and communications professionals sought new opportunities among clients with fortunes of dubious provenance.

But instead of carrying the rule of law into corrupt societies, networking between U.S. professional services providers and kleptocrats linked to authoritarian regimes has undermined American values, democracy, and national security. Some of the most distinguished and influential professions have become importers of dirty money and underhand practices.

[I guess "rule of law" in the US was never really strong in the first place --considering how it was only about rich white men in the first place so *they were used to* depriving a large segments of the population of their money, rights, and dignity in the first place.--Ruvablue]
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