Imagine you were born the child of a tea plucker on a
plantation in India. Your parents are functional illiterates who work long
hours for less than USD $2 per day to feed the family. If your family is lucky,
you will be able to eat just enough to...
No country is immune from patronage systems and the related
endemic corruption. In the United States, the term "Tammany Hall" brings to
mind governmental benevolence dispensed on an uneven playing field in exchange
for money or favors. Even...