Cronyism


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Cronyism

Tammany Hall
Manhattan Democratic political circle notorious for spoils system approach. [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 492]
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The debate over Dodd-Frank often focuses on whether it will really end that epitome of cronyism, the idea that some financial institutions are "too big to fail" and need to be bailed out should they run into hard times.
David Cameron has been accused of cronyism following the apparent leak of his resignation honours list
Economists Sutirtha Bagchi of the University of Michigan and Jan Svejnar of Columbia recently set out to test the cronyism hypothesis.
The truth is this is an administration increasingly defined by cronyism and incompetence.
He seems to have also sought religious backing for the decision, via Grand Ayatollah Ali Al-Sistani, who told Abadi to strike with an iron fist against cronyism and corruption in the country and ensure posts are handed out on the basis of merit and ability and not affiliation to a particular political party, ethnicity, or religious sect.
Nonetheless, the allegations of cronyism have clearly irritated the prime minister who was already facing claims that he was abandoning the traditional emphasis on human rights in his desperation to win recovery-boosting deals with Beijing.
This potential lays the foundation for cronyism because people have an incentive to seek government favors and to protect themselves from regulations or expenditures that will put them at a competitive disadvantage.
Police commissioners in England have been accused of cronyism over their decisions to appoint friends, ex-colleagues and contacts as deputies on salaries of up to PS65,000.
Come on, Birmingham, we're too good to have to rely on the cronyism of the city council and their costly follys and schemes.
Of course our Labour Government would never be involved in nepotism, cronyism and it's absolutely inconceivable Labour would be involved in old school tie-ism.
In this study an examination was carried out of the impact of nepotism, cronyism and favoritism on the banking industry in northern Cyprus.
The program has faced numerous allegations of conflict of interest and cronyism over recent months.