And what bad timing! Just as the world was about to embark on another round of building nuclear power plants, they convince the world that private enterprise could never be competent to run nuclear power. Sure, Chernobyl, Three Mile Island and Fukushima did not work out, but is that enough to turn away from such a great way to extract profits?
Its easy to point the finger at large corrupt companies and governments. After all, they have a lot of money and power which they can use to betray trust and steal things. But what about the little people? The individual entrepreneur? What can they do to exploit the sick or the poor or the frightened and steal money? Do they also have a role to play in our modern globalized economy?
I believe that they do and this post celebrates the contributions of the little guy and his/her work to make our world even more screwed up than it is. Our heroes or heroines did not attend the elite schools that prepared them for corruption on the big stage. No, these are the small-time grifters, the petty thieves, the kind of people who would steal money from the poor or the sick on an individual basis. The kind of corruption we discuss today is much more personal and demonstrates the lofty spirit of the individual criminal in society.
Here are his/her advertisements masquerading as comments to an article about TEPCO.
We must thank the Internet for providing a medium for bold entrepreneurs like this. Where would we be without the Internet and its anonymity, so useful and necessary to protect criminals of all types?