When people in power in the United States talk about corruption, they often focus on corruption overseas.
Corruption overseas is usually hard corruption – bribes, kickbacks, public theft.
But then there is what is called soft corruption. That’s corruption American style. Legalized bribery. Corporate money flowing into the political system. The revolving door. Lobbyists. Consultants. Gifts. Travel.
People in power don’t like to talk about corruption in the United States because often, they are the beneficiaries of it.