La Corruzione globale è la vera causa di tutti i problemi mondiali

La Corruzione a grande scala è il principale problema globale da eradicare, prima di che cualsiasi nuovo Progreso Umano reale e collettivo sia posibile.  

C'è tanta Corruzione nel mondo, sia in un senso 'ufficialmente' illegale (la criminalità organizzata, le armi, le droghe, la costruzione, per nominarne alcuni) come in un senso semi-legale (a causa di nicchie e buchi nelle leggi internazionali), che sembrerebbe una missione impossibile.

Comunque, la maggior parte della 'compensazione', che rende remunerativa questa corruzione, si concretizza quasi tutta negli stessi luoghi: le Isole del Tesoro. In modo abbastanza ipocrita il VOM insiste nell'uso eufemistico del termine "pulito" di Offshore, quando si riferiscono a quei posti che permettono loro di ripulire il denaro sporco e allo stesso tempo lavarsi le mani.

Independency Project è convinto che occuparsi di combattere la corruzione in sè, mentre sarebbe molto più efficace perseguire e abolire il Segreto Bancario e i Paradisi Fiscali e eliminare quell' opaco sistema finanziario secondario, così che i Pirati Finanziari, quantomeno, non dispongano delle proprie Isole del Tesoro dove nascondere il Bottino.

In primo luogo l'Independency Project si preoccupa di trovare, inventare, discutere e condividere tutte le vie possibili, dirette e indirette, che possano portarci all' abolizione totale del Segreto Bancario ed i Paradisi Fiscali. 

The World Bank on Fraud & Corruption

The Bank has identified corruption as among the greatest obstacles to economic and social development. It undermines development by distorting the rule of law and weakening the institutional foundation on which economic growth depends.

Hundreds of governance and anti-corruption activities take place throughout the World Bank. These activities focus on monitoring staff conduct at the Bank, minimizing corruption in World Bank-funded projects, and helping countries improve their public sector and control corruption.

As outlined in the World Bank's Strategy on Governance and Anti-Corruption, the Bank will continue to expand efforts in these areas on three fronts: At the country level, the Bank is helping countries build capable, transparent, and accountable institutions and design and implement anti-corruption programs.

In Bank-funded projects, the Bank is minimizing corruption by assessing corruption risk in projects upstream, actively investigating allegations of fraud and corruption, and strengthening project oversight and supervision.

At the global level, the Bank is expanding partnerships with multilateral and bilateral development institutions, civil society, the private sector, and other actors in joint initiatives to address corruption.


Corruption is a cancer and no country, rich or poor, is immune nor is a multilateral development institution. Fraud and corruption have undoubtedly occurred in Bank-funded projects, but it would be nearly impossible to determine how much Bank money might have been lost. Corruption on a world-wide, country-by-country basis has not been measured by anyone, given the difficulties and enormous costs of collecting quantitative data on the subject.

 Corruption sabotages policies and programs that aim to reduce poverty, so attacking fraud and corruption vigorously is critical to the achievement of our overarching mission to reduce poverty.

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Siemens corruption (part of the Black Money documentary)

All companies get around laws and bribe in some fashion or the other. Often these involve extraordinary amounts of money. If you don't believe it, watch this segment from a PBS documentary about how Siemens conveniently did this by dealing in "slush funds" to capture business and stay competitive. Later, Siemens AG was found guilty for violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by the U.S Justice Department and was slapped with a whopping 800 million dollar fine.


Black Money (full documentary - Frontline)
As the global financial downturn continues and pressure for profits increases on corporations across the world, a small group of lawyers in the U.S. Justice Department is pursuing an aggressive crackdown against an international business tactic -- bribery -- which the World Bank says amounts to as much as a trillion dollars a year in payments... more >>>

War against corruption (video)


*Use of the term Corruption on this website

Corruption has a broad meaning and coverage. For ease of word this website will just stick to the one simple and well-known term of "Corruption", understanding it in it's widest sense (as stated on wikipedia"In philosophical, theological, or moral discussions, corruption is spiritual or moral impurity or deviation from an ideal.") to refer both to all authentic financial crime as to any obscure, doubtfully legal and clearly unethical fiddling with money. It includes fraud, swindle, embezzlement, obscure speculation, all manipulation of black money and any other behaviour that is "officially" rendered legal by hard to believe arguments and elaborate (financial and/or legal) mechanisms that lead to surrealistic enrichment of one person or a small group, against considerable disadvantage or loss of another person, (bigger) group or the environment.

Ocasionaly we will use the term "(financial) Piracy" in direct analogy with the Treasure Islands since they are closely associated.