[Marxism] ‘They Eat Money’: How Mandela’s Political Heirs Grow Rich Off Corruption - The New York Times
pbond at mail.ngo.za
Mon Apr 23 07:54:09 MDT 2018
There they go again:
On 2018/04/17 07:15 AM, Patrick Bond wrote:
> On 2018/04/17 01:29 AM, Louis Proyect via Marxism wrote:
>> ... I never would have dreamed that the ANC would end up as such a
>> comprador bourgeoisie...
Amongst other concerns about the original article, was the extreme bias
in understanding South Africa's corruption crisis.
Whomever the /NYTimes /chose to write the follow-up editorial today just
amplified the bias. Not a mention of SA's world-leading avaricious
bourgeoisie. The lads in Sandton corporate offices - nearly all white -
just got another pass.
> The piece paints Ramaphosa as an untainted businessman trying to clean
> up the corruption. More on his record:
> Worse, the NYT writers completely neglect the existing record of white
> corporate economic crime, which is persistently the world's highest.
> Indeed in February the (corrupt) consulting firm PwC, which does these
> measurements, again gave the SA bourgeoisie the gold medal in the
> world corruption olympics:
> How bad is the rate of corruption?: "eight out of ten top corporate
> managers do crime": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6cD5JzFZMo
> Occasionally this orientation to corruption, driven by local and
> global corporations, is recognized within the ruling elite, but it's
> all too rare:
> Meanwhile the SA bureaucratic petit-bourgeoisie has a mediocre
> ranking: the 109th most corrupt out of 180 countries in Transparency
> International's state corruption index:
> It would be interesting to gauge the impact on world-elite NYT readers
> of this kind of reporting, with its class and race biases.
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