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1 Levelling Up secretary apologises for new lockdown party evidence

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Michael Gove has told Sky’s Sophy Ridge that the video of Conservative party staff drinking and dancing while much of the country was in lockdown was “terrible.” Mr Gove added that the images of Tory party staff celebrating during lockdown was “completely out of order”.

2 Elizabeth Holmes: The psychology of a liar

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IMPORTANT POINT. Many of the studies referenced in this video come from Dan Ariely’s book The Honest Truth About Dishonesty. Since creating this episode some evidence has come out that studies of this type contained false data. None of the studies I referenced have been questioned yet, but it’s worth listening to this with scepticism.


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Most of us have heard that Elizabeth Holmes is a pathological liar. How she coned investors out of billions. But few of us know why she did it, why her employees endorsed her and why so many of us believe her. 

In this episode of Nudge, I study the psychology behind dishonesty and attempt to reveal the psychology of a liar.

3 Elizabeth Holmes: Why people believed her (part 2)

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16 aug 2023 Nudge Podcast

The company that boasted of transforming the medical industry with a single drop of blood was discovered to be a complete hoax. In this two-part series, we’ll examine why Elizabeth Holmes lied and how people came to believe her.

In part one, we dug into the reasons behind Holmes’ deception and how others in her company joined her. But in this episode, we answer the question on everyone’s mind: how did she manage to convince so many people to believe her lies?

Well, it all comes down to the nudges, heuristics, and behavioural science principles that she relentlessly employed. From the way she presented herself to the language she used, we’ll break down exactly how she manipulated and persuaded people. Tune in to learn how Holmes persuaded so many.

Is Elizabeth Holmes a Misunderstood Super-Intelligent Victim? | Theranos CEO Sentencing Analysis

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This video answers the question: Can I analyze the sentencing of Elizabeth Holmes?

In His Own Words: The Theranos Whistleblower

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22 mei 2019

The story of the Theranos downfall is already one of Silicon Valley legend. What made Tyler Shultz anonymously blow the whistle at Theranos to Wall Street Journal reporter John Carreyrou? How did Tyler’s family connections to Theranos complicate his decision to blow the whistle? What made him finally “out” himself as the whistleblower? What experiences did he have growing up that formed his moral reasoning skills? What factors lead to the unethical culture at Theranos?

Hear directly from Tyler Shultz, the Theranos whistleblower, in this interview by Ann Skeet, senior director of Leadership Ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, during an event held at Santa Clara University in the fall of 2018.

4 Former UK PM Boris Johnson deliberately misled Parliament over lockdown parties, report – BBC News

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15 jun 2023

Boris Johnson, the former UK prime minister, deliberately misled Parliament committing a serious contempt, the Privileges Committee has concluded.

The report from MPs has been investigating whether Johnson deliberately misled MPs in statements to the Commons about so-called Partygate.

Last week, Johnson stepped down as a Conservative MP after being given advance sight of the Privileges Committee’s report.

5 Jonathan Pie: ‘Boris Johnson Is a Liar’ | NYT Opinion


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Featuring Jonathan Pie:

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Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, British people have been largely law abiding and civic minded. They followed the stay-at-home orders through three lengthy lockdowns, many losing their jobs, missing birthdays, weddings and even the funerals of their loved ones in the process.

So when evidence began to emerge in late November that the staff at 10 Downing Street, the prime minister’s residence and the central office of government, had held a Christmas party during lockdown, people were angry, to say the least. But then, after a steady stream of breaking news made clear it was not one or two but at least 16 parties, several of which Prime Minister Boris Johnson knew about and in some cases apparently attended, that anger transformed into fury. On Thursday, four members of his staff resigned, with one citing his reference to a debunked conspiracy theory while speaking to Parliament as a contributing factor.

To explain exactly why the British are so enraged with Mr. Johnson, who was already infamous for his troubled relationship with the truth, we produced a satirical Opinion Video with Jonathan Pie, a fictional broadcast reporter created and performed on YouTube by the comedian Tom Walker, whose acerbic, satirical monologues have gone viral.

The video contains strong language and adult humor you wouldn’t normally see in The Times, but after being taken for fools, the British public is through being polite.

6 Partygate: Boris Johnson is ‘a serial liar’

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5 jun 2023

Former Conservative MP and Former Attorney General Dominic Grieve has said “the issue was never did he have parties, that’s one thing. The issue is did he mislead the House of Commons?” and that “it is absolutely and abundantly clear” that Mr Johnson did so.

Mr Grieve also called the former Prime Minister a “serial liar” and that it is not a surprise that “he lied through his back teeth”.

7 Boris Johnson: The Man That Broke Britain

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8 Boris Johnson: The definitive biography, from the day he was born to his final downfall

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6 sep. 2022

The definitive biography, from the day he was born to his final downfall as UK prime minister.

9 Hasta La Vista, Baby: The Rise and Fall of Boris Johnson – BBC News

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2 sep. 2022

We are coming to the end of one of the most singular post war Premierships – and the demise of a Prime Minister who entered No10 just over three years ago, saying his mission was to restore Britain’s faith in itself.

The following December, Boris Johnson won the biggest Conservative victory since Margaret Thatcher swept to power in 1987. Newsnight reflects on the recent meteoric rise, and spectacular fall of the man.

Was he entirely the architect of his own misfortune, or is that wide of the mark? The chronicler of Prime Ministers, Michael Cockerell, famously charted Boris Johnson’s journey to the top in a landmark documentary almost a decade ago.

As we enter the final days of the Johnson era Newsnight asked him to update the story and assess the prime minister’s fall and legacy.

Produced by Louis Harris-White

10 How Johnson Has ALWAYS Been A Liar

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11 Why MPs can’t call Boris Johnson a liar and how he keeps getting away with it

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2 feb. 2022

So – given everyone almost immediately comes out and proves the things Boris Johnson says to be untrue, why does he keep saying them? And how does he get away with not correcting the record?
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12 James O’Brien asks why the PM’s Savile slur was the last straw for his aides | LBC

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7 feb. 2022

James O’Brien asks why the PM’s Jimmy Savile slur was the straw that broke the ‘incredibly overburdened’ backs of loyal aides.

13 Why has Boris Johnson quit? | Inside Story


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7 jul. 2022

Boris Johnson is out.
The British prime minister held on for as long as he could.
But a series of scandals, followed by a mutiny, and then a domino of resignations has left him with no other choice than to step down from what he calls, ‘the best job in the world’.
Who will replace him?
And what kind of leadership does the UK need at this time?

Presenter: Imran Khan


Jo-Anne Nadler, political commentator and former media adviser for the Conservative Party
Tim Bale, professor of politics at Queen Mary University of London
Matthew Goodwin, professor of politics at the University of Kent

14 Robert Maxwell – The Downfall (Dutch Subtitles)

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Robert Maxwell Documentary from1996/7/8/
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15 Communication Professor Reacts to Bill Gates Interview on PBS

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Communication Professor reacts to Bill Gates’s interview answers about Jeffrey Epstein on PBS with Judy Woodruff. His body language and nonverbal cues augment his awkward verbal responses.
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16 Who Is Robert Maxwell? Narrated by Margaret Cho

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22 nov. 2021

Ghislaine Maxwell’s father Robert Maxwell was a strict disciplinarian with a ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ personality and reputation for money laundering. Here’s a look into his mysterious life and death — and how they set the tone for his daughter’s infamous legacy. Narrated by Margaret Cho.
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kshitij deshpande
This man single-handedly broke academic publishing which has time and again set scientific progress and sharing of ideas back by years if not decades.
andrew walsh
Nice story. Explains why he and his family are such miserable examples of human beings. Explains why British politics is in such a miserable state too. Lies, corruption, deceit…only winning and money counts for anything.
Margaret Cho out here putting out more info than every media outlet combined. Thank you Ms. Cho!
Love this story…. so well put together / researched with lots of background info I hadn’t heard previously
Mr. Gemini
Lots in common with these two men she admired..fraudulent, toxic and above all..both took their own lives when they were finally getting exposed. I’m sure there’s more these men had in common that this woman saw and admired.

17 Nick Leeson and the Fall of the Barings Bank

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9 mei 2018

Barings Bank Nick Leeson BBC Documentary from around 1996/7/8
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18 Robert Maxwell MC (1923-1991) crook

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14 dec. 2017

Ian Robert Maxwell MC (10th June 1923 – 5th November 1991), born Ján Ludvík Hyman Binyamin Hoch, was a British media proprietor and Member of Parliament (MP). Originally from Czechoslovakia, he rose from poverty to build an extensive publishing empire. After Maxwell’s death, huge discrepancies in his companies’ finances were revealed, including his fraudulent misappropriation of the Mirror Group pension fund.

19 How a 28 Year Old Man Destroyed England’s Oldest Bank

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4 aug. 2021

— About ColdFusion — ColdFusion is an Australian based online media company independently run by Dagogo Altraide since 2009. Topics cover anything in science, technology, history and business in a calm and relaxed environment.

20 THE ROGUE TRADER: How One Man Lost £1 Billion & Bounced Back – NICK LEESON

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THE ROGUE TRADER: How One Man Lost £1 Billion & Bounced Back – NICK LEESON



NICK LEESON – THE ROGUE TRADER: How One Man Lost £1 Billion & Bounced Back – Part 1/2 | London Real

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Leeson’s story is indeed amazing. What was truly unbelievable was that he developed such a tremendous reputation despite him not really being a very good trader. All of his trades were unsophisticated, almost never hedged and were essentially naked bets. That made his ‘lie’ even more incredible.
Phil Preston
Hi Brian, brilliant video. I trade the markets ( mainly forex) regularly from home, so I find anything to do with trading, riveting. Nick Leeson, has obviously found his humble side with age – glad he’s admitted, what he did was morally and ethically wrong. To any NEWBIE traders, out there, learn from Nicks downfall…… CUT YOUR LOSSES SHORT!! Trading is hard enough, without causing undue exponential STRESS!
Meadow Soprano
I thought he had died after being found with cancer and in prison .But what a survivor .Hes out of prison and beaten cancer and has his life on track . God bless him

21 The BBC’s TWISTED Response To Ghislaine Maxwell Verdict

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4 jan. 2022

Shiro Amakusa
Well, what do you expect from the people who protected and promoted Jimmy Savile for decades?
Stephen Brown
It’s almost as if senior BBC executives were also flying the Lolita Express.
Phil Richardson
This has made me sick to my absolute core. I’m with Ash on this. I thought nothing could shock me anymore. But the so called “journalism” from a supposed public service broadcaster relating to this has completely blown me away. Journalism should be about speaking truth to power, and should start from the bottom up, not the top down. That the BBC thought their coverage was appropriate in the first place just shows how far removed they are from what true journalism is actually about. I’m not even a journo, but what questions always seem the most important are “why has such a thing occurred?”, and “who benefits from such a narrative?” I’m compelled to ask that very broadcaster those two questions. But when a former PM has been given a knighthood even though he illegally invaded a country and who no doubt increased the threat of terrorism happening on UK shores, I think it’s safe to say which side of their bread is buttered to begin with. I’m so ashamed. And I feel nothing but sympathy for the victims who are being gaslighted on national and international television. What an inexcusable and reprehensible thing to do!
Jeannine Terran
Once again shame on the BBC.
Peter Langbridge
Defending Prince Andrew at all costs.
What the BBC, who protected Jimmy Saville for decades, are giving Maxwell the benefit of the doubt?
Disgusting how these two were given a platform, particularly straight after the trial.
Spot on commentary. Don’t look to the BBC for facts anymore.
Benedict Black
It really isn’t a leap into the abyss to call conspiracy- they all know each other.
This is so sickening on so many levels specially as you realise BBC is doing a Jimmy Savile all over again.
Paul Jenkin
I’m old enough to remember when the BBC was regarded, around the world, as being one of the most honest and impartial news sources. Sadly, however, in recent years, they seem to be falling (or being driven) rapidly towards the same low journalistic standards as demonstrated by the “red-top” newspapers and the right-wing broadsheets – who, I suspect, are part of the circle of rich, famous and influential individuals and businesses who want to use them to promote their own interests. Whether or not the BBC’s actions in providing a prime-time platform for Maxwell or the others likely to face investigation / trial affects this situation remains to be seen, however, as was suggested in this video, it would have been more relevant and appropriate to delve into the background behind the actions of Epstein and his “friends” or just report the facts behind the trial and avoid all speculation – just in case it does, ultimately, have any influence on future court cases.
tuur verheyde
Absolutely immoral journalistic negligence to give this man a platform without challenge or ample context.

22 Charmian Gooch: Meet global corruption’s hidden players

8 jul. 2013

When the son of the president of a desperately poor country starts buying mansions and sportscars on an official monthly salary of $7,000, Charmian Gooch suggests, corruption is probably somewhere in the picture. In a blistering, eye-opening talk (and through several specific examples), she details how global corruption trackers follow the money — to some surprisingly familiar faces.

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23 How we can protect truth in the age of misinformation | Sinan Aral

16 jan. 2020

Visit to get our entire library of TED Talks, transcripts, translations, personalized Talk recommendations and more. Fake news can sway elections, tank economies and sow discord in everyday life. Data scientist Sinan Aral demystifies how and why it spreads so quickly — citing one of the largest studies on misinformation — and identifies five strategies to help us unweave the tangled web between true and false.

24 Chrystia Freeland: The rise of the new global super-rich

5 sep. 2013

Technology is advancing in leaps and bounds — and so is economic inequality, says writer Chrystia Freeland. In an impassioned talk, she charts the rise of a new class of plutocrats (those who are extremely powerful because they are extremely wealthy), and suggests that globalization and new technology are actually fueling, rather than closing, the global income gap. Freeland lays out three problems with plutocracy … and one glimmer of hope.

25 Fighting Corruption | Nikos Passas | TEDxAcademy

16 okt. 2015

Nikos Passas talks about fighting corruption at a 2015 TEDx event in Athens, Greece.
Nikos Passas is a professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the Northeastern University, editor-in-chief of the international journal ‘Crime, Law and Social Change’ and Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Law School of the University of Queensland. He has published more than 160 articles, book chapters, reports and books in 13 languages. Nikos served as chair of the Am. Soc. of Criminology International Division and is ASC’s liaison to the United Nations. He also served on the Board of Directors of the International Society of Criminology.
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26 How London fuels corruption | Anthea Lawson | TEDxHousesofParliament

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10 jul. 2014

27 Fighting Corruption in the Developing World | James D. Long | TEDxUofW

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29 jun. 2016

James D. Long explores how to reduce corruption and improve government performance by using technology to empower citizens. Violence, intimidation, and vote buying are common in corrupt countries and reducing these issues is an important priority. Just as Yelp has made restaurants more accountable to their customers, technology can make government more accountable to its citizens.
James D. Long is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Washington and an Academy Scholar at the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. He is a faculty affiliate at the University of Washington’s Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences (CSSS), Technology and Social Change Group (TASCHA), Near and Middle East Studies Program, and UC-Berkeley’s Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA). James’s research in sub-Saharan Africa and Afghanistan focuses on elections in developing countries, including the determinants of voting behavior, the dynamics of electoral fraud, the impact of ICT on corruption monitoring, and the effects of civil war and insurgency on state-building. In 2010, James served as Democracy International’s Research Director for their Election Observation mission for Afghanistan, and has observed elections in South Africa (2014), Kenya (2013, 2007), Egypt (2011), Uganda (2011), Afghanistan (2014, 2010, 2009), and Ghana (2008).
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28 Fighting corruption by ‘naming and faming’ with Integrity Idol | Blair Glencorse | TEDxMidAtlantic

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23 dec. 2015

Blair Glencorse argues that the best way to stop corruption is not by shaming, but rather by supporting and rewarding those doing the right thing. He helped create Integrity Idol, which aims to generate debate around the idea of integrity and demonstrate the importance of honesty, personal responsibility and accountability as well as inspire a new generation to be more effective public servants. Integrity Idol is currently taking place in Liberia, Nepal and Pakistan.
Blair Glencorse founded and runs the Accountability Lab, an organization that is redefining how we ensure the accountability of decision-makers around the world. After spending years working with international organizations and civil society groups- and talking to everyone from Pakistani tribal elders to Zimbabwean students- Blair founded the Lab to catalyze a new generation of change-makers that can push for integrity.
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29 Power of corruption | Lucy Koechlin | TEDxHSG


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18 feb. 2016

“Corruption” evokes many a powerful idea – and it affects the little things in life in myriad ways. What is the power of corruption? Can little things change it? Or does it take a powerful idea to fight corruption? In a quest to explore the power of big and small ideas Lucy will take you on a whirlwind tour of clean villages in Europe and dirty cities in Africa – and end up with an appeal to the power of the little things in life.
Lucy Koechlin is Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Social Anthropology, University of Basel, Switzerland. She teaches a wide range of courses in development studies, and is a leading expert on governance and anti-corruption. She also worked for various international organizations notably as a vice president of Transparency International Switzerland.
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30 Corrupt Britain: The Land of Cover Ups, Whitewashes & Secrecy

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17 dec. 2015

This session will look at – and seek to explain – the British obsession with cover-ups and whitewashes, as evidenced in recent years by farcical and less-than-honest inquiries into matters such as phone-hacking, Hillsborough, and Jimmy Savile and a prevailing attitude of ‘protect the establishment at all costs’.

It will also look at the hypocrisy of British politicians who claim to advocate transparency and integrity, particularly for offshore financial centres, while practicing secrecy and deceit.

Presented by: NICK KOCHAN, Journalist & Author (London)

Recorded on November 24, 2015 during The OffshoreAlert Conference in London at The Grange St. Paul’s Hotel.

OffshoreAlert is an independent news website founded in 1997 by investigative reporter David Marchant and offers news, documents & intelligence about businesses and individuals operating in Offshore Financial Centers, with an emphasis on fraud investigations. OffshoreAlert also holds conferences in North America and Europe tailored for the offshore world. OffshoreAlert is generally considered to be a leading authority on OFCs and serious financial.

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31 What is Corrupt? | Zephyr Teachout | TEDxBinghamtonUniversity

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27 mrt. 2015

According to the majority of the current Supreme Court, if an action isn’t punishable by a bribery statute, it’s not corruption. Corruption is a funny word, and this is a reasonable mistake to make at a dinner party. But it’s a disastrous mistake to make for American democracy, when the stakes are so high.
Zephyr Teachout, associate professor of law at Fordham University, is a former anti-corruption candidate for New York governor who won 34 percent of the vote in the Democratic primary against Andrew Cuomo. She is also the author of “Corruption in America: From Benjamin Franklin’s Snuff Box to Citizens United.”
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32 Fighting corruption: Goran Klemenčič at TEDxLjubljana

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10 jan. 2014

Goran Klemenčič is well known as president of Commission for the Prevention of Corruption in Slovenia and cofounder of International Human Rights, Criminal Justice Law and Privacy Centre. He sees Human rights protection and transparency as foundation of a democratic state. He has published a series of professional and scientific articles at home and abroad and is co-author of twelve books, some of which were published in Washington, New York, Strasbourg and Paris.
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33 Rental car ripoffs: Hidden camera investigation (Marketplace)

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1 feb. 2020

Three cars, three teams wearing hidden cameras, and one car rental company location with a long history of complaints and overcharging. What happens when we send in our Marketplace team with some savvy consumers to fight back against those extra fees? To read more:

34 Business Without Bribery: Dharsono Hartono at TEDxJakSel

Business Without Bribery: Making the Impossible Possible in Indonesia: Dharsono Hartono at TEDxJakSel
Dharsono is the president director of PT Rimba Makmur Utama, an Indonesia-based company developing a REDD forestry carbon credit project in Central Kalimantan. The former banker is trying to apply what he learned on Wall Street to the jungles of Indonesia and it’s labyrinthian bureaucracy. In this talk, he gives an inside look at what it takes to get things done in Indonesia and the mind-boggling number of signatures it takes.
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35 The other side of corruption in Indonesia | Elizabeth Pisani | TEDxUbud

16 okt. 2014

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. With over 17,000 islands, 700 languages, and 249 million people, Indonesia is truly an improbable nation. In this talk, Elizabeth explores what holds this country together and the unique role of corruption and patronage.

Elizabeth Pisani eats dog for dinner. She also argues with local politicians about corruption and idleness. The result of a “just say yes” rule she adopted for 2012, when she travelled 23,000 kilometers by boat, bus and motorbike through Indonesia. It’s a country that has fascinated and maddened her since she first lived there over two decades ago. Her book Indonesia Etc.: Exploring the Improbable Nation, is a clear-eyed, though not unsympathetic, portrait of a complex and contradictory land.

In her day job Elizabeth studies risky behavior (when not engaging in it herself). She has a PhD in Infectious Disease Epidemiology and other degrees in Classical Chinese and Medical Demography. In a previous life, she was a political correspondent for Reuters and The Economist, covering stock markets, revolutions, and the messy end to the occupation of Tiananmen Square.

She has lived in a dozen countries and can flirt at a bar in several languages, including Indonesian.

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36 How Corrupt is Britain? – Dave Whyte & Luke Hildyard

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18 aug. 2015…

Over 2,700 people gathered in central London for the Marxism 2015 festival last weekend. They included striking

workers, students, campaigners and socialists from across the globe.

Up to 900 people attended the opening rally. Amy Leather from the central committee of the Socialist Workers

Party (SWP) said, “The theme of Marxism is ideas for revolution—we need to make those ideas a reality.”

Events in Greece dominated the event (see below).

Several meetings discussed struggle and austerity in Britain.

At a meeting on class Joseph Choonara argued that people feel more precarious than they are and that the working

class can transform society.

A debate on why there are so few strikes in Britain looked at whether there has been a structural change in the

working class. Some argued that focusing only on structural changes could miss underlying shifts in workers’ mood

to fight.

Bfawu union president Ian Hodson spoke in one session, along with striking Glasgow homelessness caseworkers and

two sacked porters from Sotheby’s.

There was a live link-up with a US McDonald’s worker. Members of Glasgow socialist choir—Unite, Fight, Sing—

finished the meeting with a song from the US fast food strikers’ picket lines.

The Glasgow strikers raised around £1,000 for their strike fund over the weekend.


Fighting racism was a big theme.

Hassan Mahamdallie spoke on the frightening rise in state Islamophobia.

Veteran anti-racist Darcus Howe launched his memoirs at the event. Diane Abbott MP discussed how to take on

racism with Sabby Dhalu and Weyman Bennett from Unite Against Fascism.

It was standing room only in a meeting on how socialists should vote in the European Union referendum.

Some argued for a Yes vote because racists and Ukip are likely to dominate the No campaign.

Others said socialists shouldn’t abandon the No side to the racists—and said some on the Yes side would also use


A meeting on why Labour lost saw a discussion on how socialists should respond to Jeremy Corbyn’s candidacy for

Labour leader.

Other meetings debated the nature of Zionism, women’s oppression and the Green Party. Many service users

discussed their experiences at a meeting on Marxism and mental health.


Several meetings debated how Marxist theory applies today. Others linked theory with struggles—such as how the

school system fails children.

Socialists and activists spoke from Turkey, Bahrain, Ireland, France, Spain, Germany, Egypt, Syria and Ukraine.

A meeting on revolution and counter-revolution in Egypt grappled with the crushing of the hopes of 2011. People

called for protests when Egyptian dictator El-Sisi visits Britain.

There were a number of meetings on Palestine, including one on the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS)


Some 70 students met for a picnic on Friday afternoon.

Many were at Marxism for the first time, including Iona from Brighton University.

She told Socialist Worker, “I came because I want to get more politically active. There’s no other event like

this—I love it.”

Greece—the big debate
Socialists from Greece spoke about the struggle there and debated the best way to take it forward.

Stathis Kouvelakis from the central committee of Syriza, the left party in government in Greece, debated Alex

Callinicos on Saturday.

This followed Syriza passing an austerity deal through the Greek parliament.

Stathis argued that there had been a “failure of political strategy” in Greece.

Alex stressed that this was not the end of the battle and said the mass mobilisation of workers pointed to the

way forward.

Panos Garganas, editor of the Workers’ Solidarity newspaper in Greece, spoke from the floor.

He said, “The game is not over. But we have discovered the referee is against us.”

He said Syriza had made the mistake of thinking it could make the bosses see reason.

“We’ve used the ballot box,” he said.

“Now we have to use workers’ power in the workplace.”…

37 Why nations fail | James Robinson | TEDxAcademy

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7 okt. 2014

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Why do some states enjoy wealth, security, health and nutrition while others face poverty, unemployment, lack of health care and safety?
James Robinson is a political scientist and economist. Professor Robinson teaches Economics, History and Government at Harvard University. His main research interests lie in the study of the economies of developing countries. He travels a lot in Latin America and Africa and spends his summers teaching at the University of Bogota. In 2012, he was elected Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2007, James Robinson and Daron Acemoglu coauthored the book “Economic Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy”. The book was considered the best book released on U.S. policy and international relations. Their latest book, “Why Nations Fail”, was included in the ten best releases of the 2012 list in Washington Post.
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38 Our democracy no longer represents the people. Here’s how we fix it | Larry Lessig | TEDxMidAtlantic

20 okt. 2015

Harvard Professor Lawrence Lessig makes the case that our democracy has become corrupt with money, leading to inequality that means only 0.02% of the United States population actually determines who’s in power. Lessig says that this fundamental breakdown of the democratic system must be fixed before we will ever be able to address major challenges like climate change, social security, and student debt. This is not the most important problem, it’s just the first problem.
Lawrence Lessig is the Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership at Harvard Law School, former director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University, and founder of Rootstrikers, a network of activists leading the fight against government corruption. He has authored numerous books, including Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Our Congress—and a Plan to Stop It, Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace, Free Culture, and Remix.

39 Diplomats for Sale | Al Jazeera Investigations


26 nov. 2019

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How much would you pay for diplomatic immunity? The trade in Caribbean diplomatic passports has become a magnet for wealthy foreigners, corrupt businessmen and criminals from around the world. Al Jazeera exposes two prime ministers who are complicit in the deals. The investigation reveals details of how an oil smuggler, turned ambassador, turned international fugitive bought his way into the diplomatic class. Investigators go undercover to reveal the inner-workings of a secret system: to find out how much it costs and what it takes to purchase what’s become the ultimate luxury item; a diplomatic passport.

40:18 – [Correction] Syrian businessman Moudar Al Assad is the cousin of current Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and not his nephew.


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40 UK ‘has turned a blind eye’ towards Russian money-laundering

23 mrt. 2018

One of Russia’s leading dissidents has accused the UK of “turning a blind eye” towards money-laundering and corruption.

41 Anatomy of a Bribe | Al Jazeera Investigations

1 dec. 2019

Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit secretly films officials in Namibia demanding cash in exchange for political favours. It’s a story of how foreign companies plunder Africa’s natural resources. Using confidential documents provided to Al Jazeera by Wikileaks, . “Anatomy of a Bribe” exposes the government ministers and public officials willing to sell off Namibia’s assets in return for millions of dollars in bribes. Al Jazeera journalists spent three months undercover posing as foreign investors looking to exploit the lucrative Namibian fishing Industry. The country’s Minister of Fisheries is shown willing to use a front company to accept a $200,000 ‘donation’. Exclusive testimony from a whistleblower who worked for Iceland’s largest fishing company reveals that his employers instructed him to bribe ministers and even the president in return for fishing rights worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

42 Peter Eigen: How to expose the corrupt

1 apr. 2010 Some of the world’s most baffling social problems, says Peter Eigen, can be traced to systematic, pervasive government corruption, hand-in-glove with global companies. At TEDxBerlin, Eigen describes the thrilling counter-attack led by his organization Transparency International.

43 What’s happened to the truth under President Trump?

26 jul. 2018

In just the last few weeks, President Trump has made a number of misleading or inaccurate statements on subjects ranging from Russian interference, to farmers and trade, to NATO defense. Judy Woodruff takes a closer look with Peter Wehner, who served in the last three Republican administrations, Lara Brown of George Washington University and Domenico Montanaro of NPR.

44 President Trump, CrowdStrike and “the server”

19 feb. 2020

The consensus view of the CIA, NSA, FBI and a Senate investigation is that Russians interfered in the 2016 election. But those findings don’t line up with the ever-evolving story President Trump has been telling about Ukraine. Scott Pelley reports.

45 What to Make of the Age of Trump by Thomas Frank

Live gestreamd op 7 apr. 2017
The day after Donald Trump was elected president, The New York Times recommended six books “for those trying to understand the political, economic, regional and social shifts that drove one of the most stunning political upsets in the nation’s history.” Among them: Thomas Frank’s Listen, Liberal: Or What Ever Happened to the Party of the People?
Frank, a Kansas City native, has followed up, embarking on a 13-city barnstorming tour to talk to Trump voters, union leaders, and progressive activists across the Midwest in conjunction with Listen Liberal’s release in paperback. On his last stop¬in Kansas City¬he discusses what he has learned.
This event is co-presented by Rainy Day Books. Frank discussed Listen Liberal at the Library in March 2016; you can view the video on YouTube, and you can find the book in the Library Catalog.

46 Truth, War and Consequences (full documentary) | FRONTLINE


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Did America rush into a war in Iraq for which it was unprepared? In this 2003 documentary, FRONTLINE examines why the U.S. went to war in Iraq, what went wrong in the planning for the postwar occupation, and what was at stake for both the U.S. and for Iraqis
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In “Truth, War and Consequences,” FRONTLINE producer and correspondent Martin Smith probes the fierce internal debate between the Pentagon and the State Department over the intelligence justifying the war and over the shape of post-Saddam Iraq..

47 Grand Theft Auto Granny

8 apr. 2011


Old woman steals businessman’s car and runs off leaving her new accomplices in some trouble. A presentation of the Just For Laughs Gags. The funny hidden camera pranks show for the whole family. Juste pour rire les gags, l’émission de caméra caché la plus comique de la télé!

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