Paxton, who was first elected as Texas Attorney General in 2015, is the top law enforcement officer in Texas. He is responsible for over 4,000 employees and 117 offices around the state, and may finally see some accountability thanks to Texas Whistleblower Act.
I spoke recently at the new Dallas campus of Texas A&M Commerce University to their graduate and undergraduate business students and alumni, with many others, including some Texas A&M financial planning students, attending virtually via zoom. Professor Jared Pickens, the organizer of the event, asked me to speak on “Ethics in the Last and Next… [Read More]
Transparency International recently published the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) for 2021, which showed that the U.S. dropped out of the top 25 most trusted countries. Given that our score was a 67 out of 100, we have a D. That’s a failing grade in Texas schools.
Imagine a school assembly in Anywhere, USA. The announcer takes the stage and with great fanfare says, “Attention, teachers, students, parents and welcomed guests, we are honored to present this year’s anti-corruption award to our very own anti-corruption hero… and this year’s recipient is …!” Now at the moment, this is not an award that… [Read More]
Is the American Dream becoming an American Nightmare? Recently I wrote about the 2019 Corruption Perceptions Index published annually since 1995 by Transparency International, which ranks countries “by their perceived levels of corruption, as determined by ‘expert assessments’ and opinion surveys.” This year’s study highlighted the relationship between politics, money and corruption. The disturbing news is that the United… [Read More]
The recently released 2019 Corruption Perceptions Index produced by Transparency International, the world’s leading anti-corruption coalition, shows some disturbing trends. The Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) is an index published annually since 1995 by Transparency International, which ranks countries “by their perceived levels of corruption, as determined by ‘expert assessments’ and opinion surveys.” This year’s study highlighted the relationship between… [Read More]