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Here is the former head of the European Development Bank under investigation for influence peddling.
Those people are said to have achieved their positions through a combination of hard work, influence peddling, and corruption.
Quite apart from whether political influence peddling distorts criminal policy, does such peddling weaken the case for privatization?
Political influence peddling is a universal phenomenon, whether it is in a developed or developing world.
As the state has grown, corruption, black marketeering and influence peddling have proliferated.
Widespread graft and influence peddling among government officials are hampering economic development.
But the media has long since been corrupted by a far more sophisticated, legal system of payola and influence peddling.
But political watchdog groups are harshly critical of the arrangement, saying it smacks of influence peddling in Washington.
The US also sees obstacles in the web of personal relations and influence peddling necessary to get business done.
It's also about an apparent culture of influence peddling and abuse of power in state government.
An appointed body, the theory went, would be insulated from influence peddling, and thus better equipped than politicians to safeguard the public.
What can be done about such corruption and influence peddling?
Ironically, however, they failed to democratize their parties due to closed-door policy making, influence peddling and eventual corruption after they gained power.
As long as there are institutions with lots of money and an interest in seeking rents and favors, there will be corruption, and more mundane influence peddling.
He said the loophole will allow lobbyists to bankroll charity events, including freebies for invited lawmakers, while using the charities as fronts for influence peddling.
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