Where you have an expenditure of public money, and it is without accountability and it's without transparency, it will always be equal to corruption — whether you're in Russia or Nigeria or Alaska.

Afra Raymond

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“Three Myths About Corruption.” TEDxPortofSpain. Dec. 2012. Conference Presentation.

Source: "Three Myths About Corruption." TEDxPortofSpain. Dec. 2012. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote is from a 2012 TED Talk given by transparency activist Afra Raymond in which he dispels some prevalent myths about corruption. The quote means that when a person or group is allowed to spend the public's money, it is inevitable that the money will be spent irresponsibly -- unless there is oversight and the people who spend the money are held accountable for their spending. Watch the full TED Talk here: Alfa Raymond - Three Myths About Corruption