Charmian Gooch: Meet global corruption’s hidden players

This is an excellent seminar from TED, presented by Anti-corruption activist Charmian Gooch. She is also the co-founder of Global Witness, which highlights the links between environmental exploitation and human rights abuses.

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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