Sepp Blatter resigns Melanie Duchene/ZumaPress

Ловушка безнаказанности

НЬЮ-ЙОРК – Наш мир – это мир безнаказанности. Обвинения в коррупции накапливались у дверей организации ФИФА на протяжении десятилетий и наконец то привели к массовым предъявлениям обвинений против главных чиновников на прошлой неделе. Тем не менее, президент ФИФА Зепп Блаттер был переизбран четыре раза, в том числе после того, как обвинения были поданы. Да, Блаттер в конце концов ушел в отставку, но только после того, как он и десятки членов Федерации еще раз показали свое презрение к честности и закону.

Подобное поведение распространено по всему миру. Возьмем к примеру Уолл-стрит. В 2013 и 2014 году, JPMorgan Chase заплатили больше $20 млрд в виде штрафов за должностные финансовые преступления, но вопреки этому, генеральный директор получил $20 млн в качестве компенсации как в 2014, так и в 2015 году. Подобным примером стали коррупционные скандалы в Бразилии, Испании и многих других странах, где правительства остаются у власти даже после того, как были обнаружены доказательства коррупции высокого уровня в рамках правящей партии.

Способность попирать закон и этические нормы для личной выгоды со стороны тех, кто обладает большой общественной и частной властью является одним из наиболее вопиющих проявлений неравенства в обществе. Бедные становятся пожизненно заключенными за мелкие преступления, в то время как банкиры, которые крадут у публики миллиарды, получают приглашения на официальные обеды в Белом Доме. Знаменитая песенка из средневековой Англии показывает, что это совсем не новое явление:

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