Pressing World Issues Log

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Wed Apr 5, 2023

  • Based on learnings from Peace is Over, it is useful to consider the size of the illicit, illegal, terrorist, corrupt economy. Defense is only $600B [1]. Corruption market is $2.6T [2]. Drugs are $600B, same as military. Organized crime is $900B. [3]. What is overlap between corruption and crime? Not same thing? [4]
  • Thus, we have about a $3T market for corruption. This makes corruption the 5th largest economy in the world [5].