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RKN Global Founder Ronald K. Noble on Not All in the World is Corrupt. . .

Not all in the world is corrupt.  This message bears repeating, especially for those involved in understanding and battling corruption, for whom corruption would seem omnipresent and no man or woman exempt.   This contrary reminder comes in the form of a twenty-two year old English man named Marcus Hutchins, whose quick thinking helped avert

Ronald Noble, RKN Global Founder, on Piracy and Corruption

The well-known American public radio show, This American Life, recently ran a program about piracy, in which it profiled the story of Mohamad Aden, a man who by all accounts moved to Somalia from the United States at great personal expense in order to improve his war-torn country of origin, and—depending on whose account is

RKN Global on Guns, Licenses and Corruption

“A person that had 10 moving violations and had been the subject of at least four domestic violence complaints including one in which he allegedly threatened to kill someone” is how a New York prosecutor described a man who allegedly received a gun license from the New York City Police Department tasked with regulating licenses. 

RKN Global on Whether Social Media Can Help Fight Corruption

Corruption thrives with a lack of transparency.  Secrecy removes the deterrent of public opprobrium or legal consequences from one’s actions.  In a context in which corruption is not well-known, then, it is rarely and weakly opposed and, in turn, thrives.  The old saying that sunlight is the best disinfectant is true indeed. RKN Global founder,

Ronald Noble, RKN Global Founder, on Judicial Corruption

The power that often opens the door to corrupt behavior is commonly associated with political figures, as evidenced by the ubiquity of government officials around the world, including South Korea and Brazil, to name two out of many.  Alternatively, large corporations share the spotlight with their public interest brothers-in-power-broking, as corporate scandals emerge anew seemingly