Public Service in an Age of Pandemic: Distressed Assets - How Kleptocracy Makes Out in a Crisis
Abstract: We are living in the grip of systemic corruption. Networks of wealth-maximizers, brilliant exploiters of crisis, have seized control of institutions designed to serve the public. The diversion of government funds to well-heeled insiders during the COVID pandemic is a glaring example. But widespread crisis has also, historically, proven to be the downfall of kleptocratic networks.