Amazing how contrite people can become after they are caught! Bernie Madoff has admitted that he was ‘greedy’- yes he was! Apparently the fact that he has provided some information which may be of use to his victims is a redeeming factor.
New Jersey’s scandal has opened a few eyes about the size and scale of corruption. it seems that the recent solar eclipse is finally lancing some societal boils. All we need now is a major political corruption scandal in Australia to complete the triad. There are a number of contenders lining up for the honour of becoming the next to be busted. No prizes for guessing which state is highest on the list, but have any of our pollies resorted to selling body parts of constituents yet?
Fmr Commissioner Fitzgerald has come out firing about ongoing corruption in Queensland by those employed and entrusted with making our societies safer.
The ongoing saga in NSW where the blatent behaviour of those seeking personal gain from others pain has become de rigeur- evidently secrecy is no longer necessary when democracy has given way to dictocracy.
This is no longer just corrupt process and practice, the levels of societal bullying are now mind-blowing. The psychology of greed would be fascinating from a distance- but for those immediately affected it is a power trip which can only be likened to daily rape for those directly impacted.
NSW has become a textbook example of Paul Krugman’s cascading systemic failure (see below) leading to a ‘society of moral hazards’ (also see below) from which recovery seems to be getting more and more remote.
Who would have thought that in modern Australia that such practices were possible. These crimes of power must be addressed- but by whom?