China

Incentivos importam – China

Em um país onde a censura à imprensa (opa, aqui no Brasil chamariam isso de “papel social da imprensa”) é a regra, qualquer jornalistazinho é uma ameaça ao poder estabelecido, não importa se bom ou ruim.

Aí, o que acontece?

The phenomenon of people posing as journalists to extort money from businesses is not uncommon in China: A man went on trial this week in Beijing for threatening to write a critical article on his consumer website about a health-care firm unless it paid him more than $480,000.

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Estado e Sociedade

Como o governo corrompe o setor privado?

How Government Corrupts Business

A brief review of the history of US military contracting helps to clarify my claim that military-economic transactions tend to corrupt business. The most important historical fact is that before 1940, except during wartime, such dealings amounted to very little. The United States had only a tiny standing army and no standing munitions industry worthy of the name. When wars occurred, the government supplemented the products of its own arsenals and navy yards with goods and services purchased from private contractors, but most such items were off-the-shelf civilian goods, such as boots, clothing, food, and transportation services.

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Justiça

Vamos ver se a Justiça brasileira vence o imperialismo globalizante e malvado do Japão.

A Japanese-Brazilian suspect in a fatal hit-and-run case in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture, has been indicted in Sao Paulo, setting a landmark precedent in Tokyo’s pursuit of foreign criminals who have escaped overseas, Foreign Minister Taro Aso said Friday.

The suspect in the 1999 case, identified as Milton Noboru Higaki, was charged Thursday after repeated requests from Tokyo to Brazilian authorities, the Foreign Ministry said.

The hit-and-run victim was high school student Mayumi Ochiai, 16. She was hit and killed by a car allegedly driven by Higaki on the night of July 26, 1999.

Higaki reportedly left Japan for Brazil four days later. The statute of limitations based on Brazilian laws was set to run out in July.

Japan had long engaged in talks with the Brazilian government over the man’s case, because the Brazilian Constitution bans its government from handing over criminal suspects of Brazilian nationality to other countries, except for those suspected of drug-related offenses.

Japan has urged Brazil to conclude a bilateral treaty concerning handover of criminal suspects. Without such a treaty, Japan can only ask Brazilian authorities to punish suspects based on its domestic laws.

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Japan has concluded treaties for handover of criminal suspects with the United States and South Korea.

No Brasil, matou, fica solto. No Japão, não. O problema é se o criminoso foge para, como nos filmes, o Rio de Janeiro…

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