More money does not lead to better governance

Good governance is a condition of economic progress in developing countries. But when people in a corrupt country start earning more money, the result is not development but more corruption. These findings are outlined in ...

Nepotism has its benefits when it comes to survival

While nepotism may have negative connotations in politics and the workplace, being surrounded by your relatives does lead to better group dynamics and more cooperation in some animals. That certainly seems to be the case ...

Illuminating 'The Fredo Effect'

(PhysOrg.com) -- Kimberly Eddleston wants to know how the “family” in family-run businesses either serves to constrict or promote a firm’s success.

Scientific Understanding of Corruption Sought

(PhysOrg.com) -- Corruption is one of the most cited factors inhibiting economic development. It impedes political and economic growth, reduces the welfare of societies, increases income inequality and reduces trust in political ...

Nepotism

Nepotism is favoritism granted to relatives regardless of merit. The word nepotism is from the Latin word nepos, nepotis (m. "nephew"), from which modern Romanian nepot and Italian nipote, "nephew" or "grandchild" are also descended.

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