If Stieg Larsson had given Lisbeth Salander this picture and the name “Eimreiðarhópurinn” (The Locomotive Group) the result would have matched or surpassed the Millennium trilogy. However the closest we have come to Mikael Blomkvist (so far) is Johann Hauksson and his Threads Of Power: Nepotism, abused positions and Iceland’s collapse.
In his book, Johann looks at the web of power and corruption, the far reaching and disastrous outcome, and the habitual inability to face this daemon, – thus it continues*.
In a “micro” nation, where close-up and personal has profound consequences socially, politically, and economicall, – his courage is commendable.
* Petit échantillon: Large part of the electorate take pleasure in electing convicted villain/parliamentarian, conveniently pardoned by the Prime Minister, the President of Parliament and the President of the Supreme Court. And now parliament is in a frenzy to withdraw its narrow margin referral of the former Prime Minister to the Court of Impeachment, thus saving him from the clutches of his close friends. – It fills my heart with pride.
Transparency Is The Answer
The Declaration of Paris: A Call for Action Against Large Scale Corruption
The Gift (When discredited economics are of dubious use, sociology and anthropology must suffice)
Rationality and Power: Democracy in Practice
Shadow Elite: How the World’s New Power Brokers Undermine Democracy, Government, and the Free Market
Ship of Fools: How Stupidity and Corruption Killed the Celtic Tiger
Den nya överklassen. En bok om Sveriges nya ekonomiska elit
Public-private partnership (PPP)
Power: A Radical View
Justice under seege
* Power Elites & Corruption
The Best Way to Rob a Bank Is to Own One
Excerpts from the report of the Special Investigation Commission (SIC)