Josie Boffa

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History in Five: Power, Money, and Corruption in the Vatican Bank

Corruption and brutality, the story of police

In the wake of the Mike Brown scandal in the USA anti establishment protests aimed at the police have spread first across America and then across the …

How Power Corrupts the Mind

Pity the despot.<p>(Carolyn P Speranza / Flickr)<p>While at Columbia University, Andy J. Yap set up a simple experiment. After manipulating his subjects into powerful or weak states (in the lab, psychologists are the most powerful ones of all), Yap asked them to guess the height and weight of others both …

Does power lead to corruption?

A few years ago, I published a paper in the journal Science showing that even small children can predict the results of parliamentary elections with two candidates merely by looking at their photographs. As you might imagine, the result caused quite a stir, and it led to an interesting discussion …

Five corrupt moves that helped make Putin the most powerful man in Russia

Ukraine and Russia are trying to end a nine-month war.<p>Peace talks are in the works.<p>The key player in all this is the man at the top of Russia, President Vladimir Putin. He's been in charge so long that many forget he was once an unemployed KGB agent looking for a new job in St. Petersburg. The …

New York speaker to temporarily cede power as he fights corruption charges

The speaker of the New York state Assembly plans to temporarily cede power to a small group of top lawmakers as he fights federal corruption charges.<p>A spokesman for Speaker<p>Sheldon Silversays the Manhattan Democrat plans to brief Democratic members of the Assembly on his intentions Monday.<p>Silver …

Corruption