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Entries in John Locke (3)


Is Freedom From Corruption a Human Right? (Part 2 of 3)

In this series I’m making the case that we should now think of freedom from corruption as a universal human right. John Locke, whose political philosophy is the foundation of modern rights thinking, certainly thought of corruption this way. He just called it by a different name. But just as interestingly, diverse thought systems from around the world similarly view corruption as violating the most fundamental principles of government.

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An epiphany at the Brookings Institution’s World Forum on Governance

I would hope that all of us have those moments when the course of our life pivots, and we suddenly find ourselves moving forward in a wonderfully new direction. Whether professional or personal, whether big and dramatic or small and subtle, these moments do much to define us. One of mine recently came at the Brookings Institution’s World Forum on Governance

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Wal-Mart’s Victims Part VI: Bribery Violates a Human Right

With last week’s landmark Supreme Court case in Kiobel, the world is talking about corporations and human rights. But anti-bribery statutes typically aren’t mentioned.

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