The 3 Stages of Municipal Corruption (A Guide for Politicians and Municipal Managers):
1. We cover-up our corruption through denial, omission and propaganda.
2. We only admit there’s a problem after it explodes. Then reassure the Public that we’re in control and fixing it (but be careful not to provide timelines or take direct responsibility).
3. Pretend problem fixed by redeploying as few friends as possible. Use own crisis to make Public fearful. Then sell Public land and take new loans to fill hole.
The Public are stupid and lazy so we can repeat steps 1, 2 and 3 when necessary.
This is #Day 10 of my 100 Days of Activism against Corruption.