Suddenly the word ‘corruption’ is in the news these days. How deep does it go? How much corruption can we handle? Learn more in How-Much-Corruption-Can-You-Handle?-Bob Davis Podcast 868.
Pollyanna Lives Here
Certainly some parts of both disciplines have some merit when it comes to teaching US History.
Dark History Might Be The Real History
More Corrupt Than We Imagine
Above all I personally think our governments are more corrupt than we imagine. History certainly shows this. We’ll start by defining the word corruption.
Two Definitions Of Corruption
Most important the first definition for corruption deals with money being exchanged for political favors. The second part of the definition is what’s valuable to us politically.
Corrupt For A Long Time
Above all, it’s no secret corruption in government has been with us a long time in the United States. Unfortunately, it really got its legs after Prohibition.
Epic Corruption Still With Us
In How-Much-Corruption-Can-You-Handle?-Bob Davis Podcast 868 I detail US Government corruption dating back to the Articles of Confederation. In conclusion, after prohibition, the story becomes an epic. And it still is. Here’s a link to Gus Russo’s books detailing the years of political corruption in the US as the direct result of prohibition.
Finally Partisans beware, corruption is present in both mainline political parties and has been for decades. Senator Elizabeth Warren says she’ll tackle corruption if elected. I wouldn’t hold my breath.
[Editor’s Note: This podcast is incorrectly numbered 868. Yes I know. Haven’t done 867 yet. That’s on the way.)