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Rolling Stone Interview: Bill Gates Is Clueless on US Government Corruption

Posted by Larry Doyle on March 16th, 2014 6:33 AM |

Bill Gates did not become one of the wealthiest individuals in the world by accident. Gates is a visionary, exceedingly charitable, and clearly ‘scary smart’.

All this said, Gates is neither perfect nor infallible. In fact, on some of the most critically important topics of the day, I think he is downright clueless. Let’s navigate.

I thank the readers who shared a recent interview Gates had with Rolling Stone in which there was the following ‘must read’ brief exchange:  (more…)

World Justice Project: 2014 Rule of Law Report Recommended

Posted by Larry Doyle on March 7th, 2014 1:51 PM |

Among various reports that I look for on an annual basis, I appreciate the Rule of Law Index produced by the World Justice Project as much as any.

Why do I anticipate reading and reviewing this report so much? Because  we are a nation of laws and not of men. At least I think we are . . . although sometimes I wonder. As the WJP highlights:

“Effective rule of law helps reduce corruption, alleviate poverty, improve public health and education, and protect people from injustices and dangers large and small,” said William H. Neukom, WJP Founder and CEO. “Wherever we come from, the rule of law can always be strengthened.” (more…)

David Skeel: Respect For The Rule of Law

Posted by Larry Doyle on August 22nd, 2012 8:32 AM |

If we do not have the courage to enact laws and then mandate that they are upheld, what type of future will we have? Not the future that we could have and should have. I have tried to address this topic regularly here at Sense on Cents.

A few months back, I highlighted a clip from Barron’s that I found quite chilling:

When countries improve rule of law, property rights, and investor protections, and when regulation becomes more transparent and corruption reduced, there are major payoffs. The World Justice Project says the U.S. has been deteriorating for close to 10 years by all these measures, which contrasts with improvements in some emerging markets, like Hong Kong.  (more…)

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