Recent Examples of kleptocracy from the Web
This is our billionaire kleptocracy and its bought-and-paid-for Congress stirring up the toxic passions of the middle class to keep their jobs — with little or no regard to which pediatric cancer patient gets trampled in the stampede.
The Magnitsky Act created real consequences outside of Russia and this created a real problem for Putin and his system of kleptocracy.
Putin’s Russia has been given many labels, from kleptocracy to Mafia state, but the most analytically helpful may be among the oldest: feudalism.
Within many of the remaining democracies, the quality of governance has deteriorated.... What is spreading today is repressive kleptocracy, led by rulers motivated by greed rather than by the deranged idealism of Hitler or Stalin or Mao.
The move to consolidate the matters, involving allegations of kleptocracy of Ukrainian government funds, indicates that Special Counsel Robert Mueller is assuming a broad mandate in his new role running the sensational investigation.
Besides cyber threats, Justice Department officials in recent years have worried about the effect of unchecked international corruption, creating a kleptocracy initiative to recover money plundered by government leaders for their own purposes.
Shortly after the mogul’s election, Vox’s Matt Yglesias posited politically motivated interference in the Time Warner—AT&T merger as a frightening hypothetical — a development that would signal America’s descent into kleptocracy.
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