Thoughts for Progress

Federalism seems to decrease the amount of corruption in a society. Argentina's current political system grants too much sovereignty to the provinces at the expense of the central government. In addition, recent economic crises seem to have some relation to the openness or secrecy of an economy. In the late nineties, the Asian and Russian crises occurred in economies often cited for corruption. The Argentine collapse and the slowdown of the US economy are possibly two further examples of the trend. Optimistically, the dissemination of information could help prevent future problems.