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Charmian Gooch: Meet global corruption’s hidden players

FILMED JUN 2013 • POSTED JUL 2013 • TEDGlobal 2013 In this TED talk, Charmian Gooch gives this eye-opening talk where she details how global corruption trackers follow the money — to some surprisingly familiar faces. [KGVID width=”720″ height=”400″]http://www.ourprg.com/Video/CharmianGooch_2013G-480p.mp4[/KGVID]

Afra Raymond: Three myths about corruption

FILMED DEC 2012 • POSTED FEB 2013 • TEDxPortofSpain Trinidad and Tobago amassed great wealth in the 1970s thanks to oil. But in 1982, a shocking fact was revealed — that 2 out of every 3 dollars earmarked for development had been wasted or stolen. This has haunted Afra Raymond for 30 years. Shining a flashlight on a continued history …

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Heather Brooke: My battle to expose government corruption

TED presents Heather Brooke who talks about how our leaders need to be held accountable. And she should know: Brooke uncovered the British Parliamentary financial expenses that led to a major political scandal in 2009. She urges us to ask our leaders questions through platforms like Freedom of Information requests — and to finally get …

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Rachel Botsman: The currency of the new economy is trust

TED presents Rachel Botsman who argues that trust must be given a higher importance. There’s been an explosion of collaborative consumption — web-powered sharing of cars, apartments, skills. Botsman explores the currency that makes systems like Airbnb and Taskrabbit work: trust, influence, and what she calls “reputation capital.”