Of Course The UN’s A Hotbed Of Voting Fraud And Influence Buying

Whatever else did anyone think the United Nations was other than a chance for the smaller ones to collect a little rent from the richer ones?

Dirty work: Buying votes at the UN Security Council
Axel Dreher, Valentin Lang, B. Peter Rosendorff, James Vreeland 24 November 2018

Countries that vote with the US when serving on the UN Security Council also receive more financial assistance. This column uses voting records in the Council to show that when these countries were US allies, they received more in US aid, but when the countries were not natural allies, they received more financial assistance from US-dominated international institutions instead.…

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Indian Government Buys Sugar Farmer Votes By Borking Sugar Mills

To explain this part of Indian economic management it’s only necessary to understand that growing sugar cane is a small scale farm matter. Sugar mills are a much larger scale industrial matter. There are therefore many more votes in favouring the farmers than there are the processors. With that, and only that, how do we think that a government would price things? Yes, quite, cane prices would continually rise, to the point that the mills consistently make a loss.…

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