One day, corruption will be as unthinkable as slavery. Corruption is the misuse of a trusted position for illicit private ends. Corruption ranges across phenomena, including bribery, extortion, fraud, nepotism, and outright theft. Corruption is difficult to measure, of course. In perceptions of people around the world, corruption is closely related to administrative efficiency, rule of law, and... Continue Reading
Robert Klitgaard is a Professor at Claremont Graduate University, where he served as President from 2005-2009. Formerly Dean of the Pardee RAND Graduate School and a Professor at Yale and Harvard, Klitgaard advises governments and institutions around the world on economic strategy and institutional reform. Among his nine books are Tropical Gangsters, which was included in The New York Times’ Books of the Century, and Choosing Elites, which appears in The Harvard Guide to Influential Books. His book Controlling Corruption and Corrupt Cities: A Practical Guide to Cure and Prevention has been translated into 18 languages. His e-book, Tropical Gangsters II, was recently released.